Monday, November 24, 2014
(Refreshments served at 10:45am in HSCI-224)
Fig: Expected νe survival probability of solar neutrinos from the MSW resonance. The solar neutrino measurements are well described by the MSW resonance, but the large uncertainties allow other possibilities such as non-standard interactions.
Neutrinos from the stars allow the study of both neutrino and stellar properties: the first observation of neutrinos from the sun simultaneously demonstrated solar power generation via nuclear fusion and provided the first hint of neutrino flavor oscillation and non-zero neutrino mass. Solar neutrinos remain an important tool to study neutrino mass, mixing, magnetic couplings, non-standard neutrino interactions as well as hydrogen burning via pp-chain or CNO cycle, solar heavy element abundance, solar core temperature etc. The observation of the neutrinos from a galactic supernova might reveal non-linear neutrino self-interactions, the neutrino masshierarchy, as well as initial neutronization, the supernova explosion mechanism, black hole formation etc.
See the colloquium schedule and its archive of previous talks
Colloquia are scheduled to start Mondays at 11:15am sharp in Peterson Hall 2, Room 110 (PH2-110, map). Refreshments are served from 10:45am to 11:05am in Room HSCI-224 (next to the department office) and everyone is invited to mingle with faculty and students!
We acknowledge with gratitude donations and support from the following present sponsors:
We also acknowledge with gratitude our past donors: The Forty-Niner Shops, Inc., The Northrop Grumman Foundation, Sandra Dana, Anonymous.
If you wish to support the Colloquium, please contact the colloquium coordinator or the department chair. Thank you!
|Date||Title||Speaker and Affiliation|
|June 2||Development of Micro-Devices for Intra-Cellular Recordings in Awake Active Brains||M. Barbic, HHMI|
|September 8||Physics Deparment Meet & Mix||Faculty and
|September 15||Density Functional Theory: A great physics success story||Kieron Burke, UC Irvine|
|September 22||BME/Medical Physics; Assisted management of cardiopulmonary diseases||Christopher Druzgalski, CSULB|
|September 29||Radiationless Decay Studied by Time- Dependent Density Functional Theory||Enrico Tapavicza, CSULB|
|October 6||Electronic correlations in multi-orbital systems and iron based superconductors||Elena Bascones: ICMM, CSIC|
|October 13||Searches for Particle Dark Matter||Tim Tait, UCI|
|October 20||Theoretical Approaches towards HIV Vaccine Designs and Prevention Efforts||Ha Youn Lee, USC|
|October 27||Simulation and spectroscopy of many-body systems with cold atoms and molecules||Wes Campbell, UCLA|
|November 3||Probing the Interior of Neutron Stars through Non-radial Oscillations||Prashanth Jaikumar, CSULB|
|November 10||Spin Dynamics Applied to Iron Phthalocyanine||Thomas Gredig, CSULB|
|November 17||Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics: A Tool to Reveal and Harness Nature’s Most Cherished Secrets||Wendell T. Hill, III, UMD|
|November 24||Understanding Stellar Neutrinos||Michael Smy, UCI|