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May 2016
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2

  1. Instrumentation Division Seminar

    1:30 pm, Large Conference Room, Bldg. 535

    The LCLS-II injector is a high brightness electron source for injection into a CW superconducting L-band linac to drive an X-ray FEL up to 1 MHz repetition rate. The injector was designed by a collaboration including SLAC, LBNL, Cornell and FERMI labs. An update on the status of the injector will be given including an overview of the injector layout, baseline performance specification, upcoming commissioning work and current results from the APEX prototype injector. Theoretical work to accurately simulate emission from photocathodes will also be presented.

  2. High Tc Superconductor Seminar

    1:30 pm, Bldg. 734, ISB Conference Room 201 (upstairs)

    Hosted by: ''Ron Pindak and Ivan Bozovic''

    We propose a model of Cooper-like pairing induced by the large ion polarizabilities of O2- in Bismutates and Cuprates and As3- and Se2- in the iron pnictides*. We show that the electrical potential field induced by a charge carrier contains in its vicinity pockets of negative potential causing charge carriers to attract each other. Using this model we calculate the approximate pairing and gap energies showing they are compatible with the gap energies measured in high-Tc superconductors. Furthermore we show that the isotope effect, coherence length, and the gap energy dependence on doping are consistent with those observed in high-Tc systems. * Work done in collaboration with Yakov Girshberg

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    3

    Today

    Physics Colloquium

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: 'Robert Pisarski'

    With the addition of a 20 GeV polarized electron accelerator to the existing Brookhaven Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the world?s only high energy heavy ion and polarized proton collider, a future eRHIC facility will be able to produce polarized electron-nucleon collisions at center-of-mass energies of up to 145 GeV and cover the whole science case as outlined in the Electron-Ion Collider White Paper and endorsed by the 2015 Nuclear Physics Long Range Plan with high luminosity. The presentation will describe the eRHIC design concepts and recent efforts to reduce the technical risks of the project.

4

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    4

    Wednesday

    HET/RIKEN Seminar

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Tomomi Ishikawa'

5

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    5

    Thursday

    RIKEN Lunch Seminar

    12:30 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: ''Daniel Pitonyak''

    Vorticity describes the local rotation of the fluid. I will talk about our recent study of the event-by-event generation of flow vorticity in heavy-ion collisions. Several special properties of the vorticity in heavy-ion collisions will be discussed, e.g., the impact parameter dependence, the collision energy dependence, the spatial distribution, the event-by-event fluctuation of the magnitude and azimuthal direction. Vorticity can drive vector and axial current in chiral quark-gluon plasma via the chiral vortical effect. I will discuss the collective gapless mode, the chiral vortical wave, emerging from CVE and its experimental implications in heavy-ion collisions. Finally, I will consider the rotating trapped cold atomic gases and show that when there is a Weyl spin-orbit coupling such cold atomic gases provide a desktop simulator of the chiral magnetic effect and chiral separation effect.

  2. MAY

    5

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, May 5, 2016, 3:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Xin Qian'

    Understanding fundamental properties of neutrinos is of compelling interest to the nuclear and particle physics community. The discovery of neutrino oscillations is one of our first hints of physics beyond the Standard Model. Searching for neutrinoless double decay can provide key insights into the neutrino mass generation mechanism and put stringent constraints on the absolute neutrino mass scale. Such a rare decay, if exists, would signify the Majorana nature of neutrinos and the non-conservation of lepton number. In the past decade, large ultra-low background liquid xenon detectors have emerged as a promising technology that can push the neutrinoless double beta decay search to unprecedented sensitivity. In this talk I will describe recent results and prospects of current generation experiment EXO-200, as well as the R&D program for future tonne scale detector nEXO.

6

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    6

    Friday

    Fundraiser

    11 am, Berkner Hall Cafeteria

    Friday, May 6, 2016, 11:00 am

  2. MAY

    6

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN seminar

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, May 6, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: ''Soeren Schlichting''

    Local momentum anisotropies become large in the early stages of the quark-gluon plasma created in relativistic heavy-ion collisions, due to the extreme difference in the longitudinal and transverse expansion rates. In such situations, fluid dynamics derived from an expansion around an isotropic local equilibrium state is bound to break down. Instead, we subsume the slowest nonhydrodynamic degree of freedom (associated with the deviation from momentum isotropy) at leading order defining a local anisoptropic quasi-equilibrium state, thereby treating the longitudinal/transverse pressure anisotropy nonperturbatively. Perturbative transport equations are then derived to deal with the remaining residual momentum anisotropies creating a complete transient effective theory called viscous anisotropic hydrodynamics. This approach has been shown to dramatically outperform viscous hydrodynamics in several simplified situations for which exact solutions exits but which share with realistic expansion scenarios the problem of large dissipative currents. We will discuss the present status of applying viscous anisotropic hydrodynamics to the phenomenological description of the quark-gluon plasma in realistic expansion scenarios.

7

  1. MAY

    7

    Saturday

    Office of Educational Programs Event

    9 am, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 am

8

  1. No events scheduled

9

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    9

    Monday

    Chemistry Department Colloquium

    10 am, Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555

    Monday, May 9, 2016, 10:00 am

    TBA

  2. MAY

    9

    Monday

    Chemistry Department Colloquium

    10 am, Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555

    Monday, May 9, 2016, 10:00 am

    Hosted by: 'Sanjaya Senanayake'

    One of the major challenges in heterogeneous catalysis is the preparation of highly selective and robust catalysts. The goal is to be able to synthesize solids with stable surfaces containing a large number of specific surface sites designed for the promotion of a particular reaction. New synergies between surface-science studies and novel nanosynthesis methodology promise to afford new ways to design such highly selective catalysts in a controlled way. Here we will provide a progress report on several projects ongoing in our laboratory based on this approach. First, we will offer a general discussion on the unresolved issues associated with olefin- conversion reactions promoted by metal surfaces. In a specific project, platinum-based catalysts were designed for the selective trans-to-cis conversion of olefins based on early surface-science work with model single-crystal surfaces and quantum mechanical calculations that indicated a particular preference for (111) facets in promoting the formation of the cis isomers. A metal- nanoparticle encapsulation procedure was also developed to increase catalyst stability and to prevent sintering. In a second example, new metal@TiO2 yolk-shell nanomaterials were conceived for both regular and photo-induced catalytic applications. These catalysts can promote CO oxidation at cryogenic temperatures, and suggest that in photocatalysis the role of the metal may not be to scavenge the excited electrons produced in the semiconductor upon absorption of light, as commonly believed, but rather to promote the recombination of the adsorbed atomic hydrogen initially produced by reduction of H+ on the surface of that semiconductor. Additional examples will be briefly introduced, including the use of "click" chemistry to tether molecular functionality on porous solid materials and the use of self-assembly and sol-gel chemistry to prepare catalysts with well-defined structural characteristics.

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11

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    11

    Wednesday

    Hospitality Coffee & Playgroup Event

    10 am, Recreation Hall, Bldg. 317

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:00 am

    Play group will sometimes schedule different types of play dates at various venues. To see the schedule and join, please use https://www.facebook.com/groups/241354149387588/#!/groups/241354149387588/ and open 'BNL Spouses and Kids' and sign in. You do need an established Facebook account in order to do so.

  2. MAY

    11

    Wednesday

    HET/RIKEN Seminar

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Tomomi Ishikawa'

12

  1. MAY

    12

    Thursday

    RIKEN Lunch Seminar

    12:30 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: 'Daniel Pitonyak'

  2. MAY

    12

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 3:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Xin Qian'

    The T2K ("Tokai to Kamioka") experiment is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment in Japan. A beam of muon neutrinos or muon antineutrinos is produced at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) in Tokai. The unoscillated neutrino flux is measured by the near detector complex 280 m from the proton target, and the oscillated neutrino flux is measured by the far detector, Super-Kamiokande, 295 km away. Using a beam of muon neutrinos, T2K has performed precise measurements of muon neutrino disappearance, and discovered muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillation by measuring electron neutrino appearance. Since the summer of 2014, T2K has been taking data using a beam of muon antineutrinos, and has released the results of both a muon antineutrino disappearance analysis and an electron antineutrino appearance analysis, both using antineutrino beam data up to the summer of 2015. This talk will discuss these analyses, going into detail about the role played by the near detector, and looking at future directions.

  3. MAY

    12

    Thursday

    Community Advisory Council Meeting

    6:30 pm, Berkner Hall, Room B

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 pm

13

  1. MAY

    13

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN seminar

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, May 13, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Soeren Schlichting'

    Energetic jets are particularly interesting probes of QGP created in heavy ion collisions. Recently a lot of progress was made in attempting to describe the jet evolution in holography. In this talk I'll present an application of a simple dual model to study the jet substructure starting with energy and angle distributions from pQCD. In particular I will show that there are two competing effects: (1) each individual jet widens as it propagates through plasma; (2) the final jet opening angle distribution becomes narrower since wider jets lose more energy and less likely to survive. So, the mean opening angle for jets with a given energy can easily shift toward smaller angles, even while every jet in the ensemble broadens.

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16

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    16

    Monday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    11 pm, Conference Room, Bldg 815E

    Monday, May 16, 2016, 11:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Jian Wang'

    pending

17

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    17

    Tuesday

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

    12 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Asian Pacific American Association'

    Join us for a blast of Asian culture with music, dance, and oratory performances by local artists in this special program dedicated to the unique culture of China. Indulge your senses with the warmth of traditional Chinese folk arts to the electrifying avant-garde interpretations of this ancient art form. This event is sponsored by the BERA Asian Pacific American Association and the BNL Diversity Office. This event is FREE and open to the public. Government-issued identification documents, which includes a photograph, such as a passport or driver's license is required for site access for those 16 years of age and older. For more information, please contact Joanne Beebe-Wang at bbwang@bnl.gov or Wei Chen at weichen@bnl.gov.

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19

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    19

    Thursday

    CFN Colloquium

    11 am, CFN, Bldg 735, Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

    Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:00 am

    Hosted by: ''Chuck Black''

    Photonics on chip could enable a platform for monolithic integration of optics and microelectronics for applications of optical interconnects in which high data streams are required in a small footprint. This approach could alleviate some of the current bottlenecks in traditional microelectronics. In this talk I will review the challenges and achievement in the field of Silicon Nanophotonics and present our recent results. Using highly confined photonic structures, much smaller than the wavelength of light, we have demonstrated ultra-compact passive and active silicon photonic components that enhance the electro-optical, mechanical and non-linear properties of Silicon. Based on the ability to dynamically modulate light on the same time scale as the time of flight we have demonstrated novel GHz structures for a variety of applications including all-optical synchronized RF oscillators and optical isolators on a silicon chip. Michal Lipson is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca NY. Her research focuses on novel on-chip Nanophotonics devices. She has pioneered several of the critical building blocks for silicon photonics including the GHz silicon modulators. Professor Lipson's honors and awards include 2010 Macarthur fellow, NYAS Blavatnik award, OSA Fellow, IBM Faculty Award, and NSF Early Career Award. More information on Professor Lipson can be found at nanophotonics.ece.cornell.edu.

  2. MAY

    19

    Thursday

    RIKEN Lunch Seminar

    12:30 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: 'Daniel Pitonyak'

20

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    20

    Friday

    HET Lunch Discussions

    12:15 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:15 pm

    Hosted by: 'Sally Dawson'

  2. MAY

    20

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN seminar

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, May 20, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Soeren Schlichting'

21

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24

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    24

    Tuesday

    High Performance Computing and Programming

    8:30 am, Stony Brook University

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 8:30 am

    NVIDIA and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University are pleased to be organizing a 2-day High Performance Computing and Programming event. Presented by NVIDIA instructor Bob Crovella, the workshop will introduce programming techniques using OpenACC and will include topics such as optimization and profiling methods for GPU programming.

25

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    25

    Wednesday

    NVIDIA and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University are pleased to be organizing a 2-day High Performance Computing and Programming event.

    8:30 am, Stony Brook University

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8:30 am

    NVIDIA and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University are pleased to be organizing a 2-day High Performance Computing and Programming event. Presented by NVIDIA instructor Bob Crovella, the workshop will introduce programming techniques using OpenACC and will include topics such as optimization and profiling methods for GPU programming.

26

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    26

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, May 26, 2016, 3:00 pm

    Hosted by: '''Xin Qian'''

27

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  1. MAY

    3

    Today

    Physics Colloquium

    "eRHIC Machine Design"

    Presented by Thomas Roser, BNL

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: 'Robert Pisarski'

    With the addition of a 20 GeV polarized electron accelerator to the existing Brookhaven Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the world?s only high energy heavy ion and polarized proton collider, a future eRHIC facility will be able to produce polarized electron-nucleon collisions at center-of-mass energies of up to 145 GeV and cover the whole science case as outlined in the Electron-Ion Collider White Paper and endorsed by the 2015 Nuclear Physics Long Range Plan with high luminosity. The presentation will describe the eRHIC design concepts and recent efforts to reduce the technical risks of the project.

  2. MAY

    4

    Wednesday

    HET/RIKEN Seminar

    "Calculating TMDs and DPDs on the lattice"

    Presented by Andreas Schaefer, University of Regensburg

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Tomomi Ishikawa'

  3. MAY

    5

    Thursday

    RIKEN Lunch Seminar

    "Vorticity in heavy-ion collisions and cold atoms"

    Presented by Xu-Guang Huang, Fudan University

    12:30 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: ''Daniel Pitonyak''

    Vorticity describes the local rotation of the fluid. I will talk about our recent study of the event-by-event generation of flow vorticity in heavy-ion collisions. Several special properties of the vorticity in heavy-ion collisions will be discussed, e.g., the impact parameter dependence, the collision energy dependence, the spatial distribution, the event-by-event fluctuation of the magnitude and azimuthal direction. Vorticity can drive vector and axial current in chiral quark-gluon plasma via the chiral vortical effect. I will discuss the collective gapless mode, the chiral vortical wave, emerging from CVE and its experimental implications in heavy-ion collisions. Finally, I will consider the rotating trapped cold atomic gases and show that when there is a Weyl spin-orbit coupling such cold atomic gases provide a desktop simulator of the chiral magnetic effect and chiral separation effect.

  4. MAY

    5

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "Probing the Nature of Neutrinos with Double Beta Decay"

    Presented by Liang Yang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, May 5, 2016, 3:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Xin Qian'

    Understanding fundamental properties of neutrinos is of compelling interest to the nuclear and particle physics community. The discovery of neutrino oscillations is one of our first hints of physics beyond the Standard Model. Searching for neutrinoless double decay can provide key insights into the neutrino mass generation mechanism and put stringent constraints on the absolute neutrino mass scale. Such a rare decay, if exists, would signify the Majorana nature of neutrinos and the non-conservation of lepton number. In the past decade, large ultra-low background liquid xenon detectors have emerged as a promising technology that can push the neutrinoless double beta decay search to unprecedented sensitivity. In this talk I will describe recent results and prospects of current generation experiment EXO-200, as well as the R&D program for future tonne scale detector nEXO.

  5. MAY

    6

    Friday

    Fundraiser

    "Adopt A Platoon Mother's Day Plant Sale"

    11 am, Berkner Hall Cafeteria

    Friday, May 6, 2016, 11:00 am

  6. MAY

    6

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN seminar

    "Fluid dynamics for the anisotropically expanding quark-gluon plasma"

    Presented by Dennis Bazow, The Ohio State University

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, May 6, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: ''Soeren Schlichting''

    Local momentum anisotropies become large in the early stages of the quark-gluon plasma created in relativistic heavy-ion collisions, due to the extreme difference in the longitudinal and transverse expansion rates. In such situations, fluid dynamics derived from an expansion around an isotropic local equilibrium state is bound to break down. Instead, we subsume the slowest nonhydrodynamic degree of freedom (associated with the deviation from momentum isotropy) at leading order defining a local anisoptropic quasi-equilibrium state, thereby treating the longitudinal/transverse pressure anisotropy nonperturbatively. Perturbative transport equations are then derived to deal with the remaining residual momentum anisotropies creating a complete transient effective theory called viscous anisotropic hydrodynamics. This approach has been shown to dramatically outperform viscous hydrodynamics in several simplified situations for which exact solutions exits but which share with realistic expansion scenarios the problem of large dissipative currents. We will discuss the present status of applying viscous anisotropic hydrodynamics to the phenomenological description of the quark-gluon plasma in realistic expansion scenarios.

  7. MAY

    7

    Saturday

    Office of Educational Programs Event

    "Science Fair"

    9 am, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 am

  8. MAY

    9

    Monday

    Chemistry Department Colloquium

    "The Route to Better Catalysts; From Surface Science to Nanotechnology"

    Presented by Prof. Francisco Zaera, Dept. of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside

    10 am, Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555

    Monday, May 9, 2016, 10:00 am

    Hosted by: 'Sanjaya Senanayake'

    One of the major challenges in heterogeneous catalysis is the preparation of highly selective and robust catalysts. The goal is to be able to synthesize solids with stable surfaces containing a large number of specific surface sites designed for the promotion of a particular reaction. New synergies between surface-science studies and novel nanosynthesis methodology promise to afford new ways to design such highly selective catalysts in a controlled way. Here we will provide a progress report on several projects ongoing in our laboratory based on this approach. First, we will offer a general discussion on the unresolved issues associated with olefin- conversion reactions promoted by metal surfaces. In a specific project, platinum-based catalysts were designed for the selective trans-to-cis conversion of olefins based on early surface-science work with model single-crystal surfaces and quantum mechanical calculations that indicated a particular preference for (111) facets in promoting the formation of the cis isomers. A metal- nanoparticle encapsulation procedure was also developed to increase catalyst stability and to prevent sintering. In a second example, new metal@TiO2 yolk-shell nanomaterials were conceived for both regular and photo-induced catalytic applications. These catalysts can promote CO oxidation at cryogenic temperatures, and suggest that in photocatalysis the role of the metal may not be to scavenge the excited electrons produced in the semiconductor upon absorption of light, as commonly believed, but rather to promote the recombination of the adsorbed atomic hydrogen initially produced by reduction of H+ on the surface of that semiconductor. Additional examples will be briefly introduced, including the use of "click" chemistry to tether molecular functionality on porous solid materials and the use of self-assembly and sol-gel chemistry to prepare catalysts with well-defined structural characteristics.

  9. MAY

    9

    Monday

    Chemistry Department Colloquium

    "TBA"

    Presented by Francisco Zaera, University of California, Riverside

    10 am, Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555

    Monday, May 9, 2016, 10:00 am

    TBA

  10. MAY

    11

    Wednesday

    Hospitality Coffee & Playgroup Event

    10 am, Recreation Hall, Bldg. 317

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:00 am

    Play group will sometimes schedule different types of play dates at various venues. To see the schedule and join, please use https://www.facebook.com/groups/241354149387588/#!/groups/241354149387588/ and open 'BNL Spouses and Kids' and sign in. You do need an established Facebook account in order to do so.

  11. MAY

    11

    Wednesday

    HET/RIKEN Seminar

    "A New Way Around Topological Barriers in Lattice QCD"

    Presented by Simon Mages, Forschungszentrum Juelich

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Tomomi Ishikawa'

  12. MAY

    12

    Thursday

    RIKEN Lunch Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Stefan Rechenberger, University of Darmstadt

    12:30 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: 'Daniel Pitonyak'

  13. MAY

    12

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "Muon antineutrino oscillations at T2K"

    Presented by Jordan Myslik, University of Victoria

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 3:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Xin Qian'

    The T2K ("Tokai to Kamioka") experiment is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment in Japan. A beam of muon neutrinos or muon antineutrinos is produced at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC) in Tokai. The unoscillated neutrino flux is measured by the near detector complex 280 m from the proton target, and the oscillated neutrino flux is measured by the far detector, Super-Kamiokande, 295 km away. Using a beam of muon neutrinos, T2K has performed precise measurements of muon neutrino disappearance, and discovered muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillation by measuring electron neutrino appearance. Since the summer of 2014, T2K has been taking data using a beam of muon antineutrinos, and has released the results of both a muon antineutrino disappearance analysis and an electron antineutrino appearance analysis, both using antineutrino beam data up to the summer of 2015. This talk will discuss these analyses, going into detail about the role played by the near detector, and looking at future directions.

  14. MAY

    12

    Thursday

    Community Advisory Council Meeting

    "Open to the Public"

    6:30 pm, Berkner Hall, Room B

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 pm

  15. MAY

    13

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN seminar

    "Evolution of the jet opening angle distribution in holographic plasma"

    Presented by Andrei Sadofyev, MIT

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, May 13, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Soeren Schlichting'

    Energetic jets are particularly interesting probes of QGP created in heavy ion collisions. Recently a lot of progress was made in attempting to describe the jet evolution in holography. In this talk I'll present an application of a simple dual model to study the jet substructure starting with energy and angle distributions from pQCD. In particular I will show that there are two competing effects: (1) each individual jet widens as it propagates through plasma; (2) the final jet opening angle distribution becomes narrower since wider jets lose more energy and less likely to survive. So, the mean opening angle for jets with a given energy can easily shift toward smaller angles, even while every jet in the ensemble broadens.

  16. MAY

    16

    Monday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    "title pending"

    Presented by Kimmo Neitola, Finnish Meteorological Institute

    11 pm, Conference Room, Bldg 815E

    Monday, May 16, 2016, 11:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Jian Wang'

    pending

  17. MAY

    17

    Tuesday

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

    "Asian Culture through Music and Dance"

    12 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Asian Pacific American Association'

    Join us for a blast of Asian culture with music, dance, and oratory performances by local artists in this special program dedicated to the unique culture of China. Indulge your senses with the warmth of traditional Chinese folk arts to the electrifying avant-garde interpretations of this ancient art form. This event is sponsored by the BERA Asian Pacific American Association and the BNL Diversity Office. This event is FREE and open to the public. Government-issued identification documents, which includes a photograph, such as a passport or driver's license is required for site access for those 16 years of age and older. For more information, please contact Joanne Beebe-Wang at bbwang@bnl.gov or Wei Chen at weichen@bnl.gov.

  18. MAY

    19

    Thursday

    CFN Colloquium

    "Manipulating Light on Chip"

    Presented by Michal Lipson, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    11 am, CFN, Bldg 735, Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

    Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:00 am

    Hosted by: ''Chuck Black''

    Photonics on chip could enable a platform for monolithic integration of optics and microelectronics for applications of optical interconnects in which high data streams are required in a small footprint. This approach could alleviate some of the current bottlenecks in traditional microelectronics. In this talk I will review the challenges and achievement in the field of Silicon Nanophotonics and present our recent results. Using highly confined photonic structures, much smaller than the wavelength of light, we have demonstrated ultra-compact passive and active silicon photonic components that enhance the electro-optical, mechanical and non-linear properties of Silicon. Based on the ability to dynamically modulate light on the same time scale as the time of flight we have demonstrated novel GHz structures for a variety of applications including all-optical synchronized RF oscillators and optical isolators on a silicon chip. Michal Lipson is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca NY. Her research focuses on novel on-chip Nanophotonics devices. She has pioneered several of the critical building blocks for silicon photonics including the GHz silicon modulators. Professor Lipson's honors and awards include 2010 Macarthur fellow, NYAS Blavatnik award, OSA Fellow, IBM Faculty Award, and NSF Early Career Award. More information on Professor Lipson can be found at nanophotonics.ece.cornell.edu.

  19. MAY

    19

    Thursday

    RIKEN Lunch Seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Gaoqing Cao, Fudan University

    12:30 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Hosted by: 'Daniel Pitonyak'

  20. MAY

    20

    Friday

    HET Lunch Discussions

    "TBA"

    Presented by Tilman Plehn, Heidelberg

    12:15 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:15 pm

    Hosted by: 'Sally Dawson'

  21. MAY

    20

    Friday

    Nuclear Theory/RIKEN seminar

    "TBA"

    Presented by Abhijit Majumdar, Wayne State University

    2 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, May 20, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Soeren Schlichting'

  22. MAY

    24

    Tuesday

    High Performance Computing and Programming

    "OpenACC and GPU Hands-on workshop"

    Presented by Presented by NVIDIA instructor Bob Crovella

    8:30 am, Stony Brook University

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 8:30 am

    NVIDIA and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University are pleased to be organizing a 2-day High Performance Computing and Programming event. Presented by NVIDIA instructor Bob Crovella, the workshop will introduce programming techniques using OpenACC and will include topics such as optimization and profiling methods for GPU programming.

  23. MAY

    25

    Wednesday

    NVIDIA and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University are pleased to be organizing a 2-day High Performance Computing and Programming event.

    "OpenACC and GPU Hands-on workshop"

    Presented by Presented by NVIDIA instructor Bob Crovella

    8:30 am, Stony Brook University

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8:30 am

    NVIDIA and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University are pleased to be organizing a 2-day High Performance Computing and Programming event. Presented by NVIDIA instructor Bob Crovella, the workshop will introduce programming techniques using OpenACC and will include topics such as optimization and profiling methods for GPU programming.

  24. MAY

    26

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "Searching for Sterile Neutrinos with MINOS"

    Presented by Ashley Timmons, University of Manchester

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, May 26, 2016, 3:00 pm

    Hosted by: '''Xin Qian'''

  25. JUN

    2

    Thursday

    CFN Colloquium

    "TBD"

    Presented by Dr. James Tour, Rice University

    11 am, CFN, Bldg 735, Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

    Thursday, June 2, 2016, 11:00 am

    Hosted by: Dmitri Zakharov

    TBD

  26. JUN

    2

    Thursday

    Office of Educational Programs Event

    "Open Space Stewardship Celebration"

    6 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:00 pm

  27. JUN

    7

    Tuesday

    Annual Users' Meeting

    "2016 RHIC/AGS Annual Users' Meeting"

    9 am, Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 9:00 am

    Hosted by: Kelly Guiffreda

  28. JUN

    8

    Wednesday

    Annual Users' Meeting

    "2016 RHIC/AGS Annual Users' Meeting"

    9 am, Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 9:00 am

    Hosted by: Kelly Guiffreda

  29. JUN

    9

    Thursday

    Annual User' Meeting

    "2016 RHIC/AGS Annual Users' Meeting"

    9 am, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:00 am

    Hosted by: Kelly Guiffreda

  30. JUN

    9

    Thursday

    Community Advisory Council Meeting

    "Open to the Public"

    6:30 pm, Berkner Hall, Room B

    Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 pm

  31. JUN

    10

    Friday

    Annual Users' Meeting

    "2016 RHIC/AGS Annual Users' Meeting"

    9 am, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, June 10, 2016, 9:00 am

    Hosted by: Kelly Guiffreda

  32. JUN

    15

    Wednesday

    Blood Drive

    9:30 am, Brookhaven Center

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 9:30 am

    Hosted by: Long Island Blood Services

  33. JUN

    16

    Thursday

    Blood Drive

    9:30 am, Brookhaven Center

    Thursday, June 16, 2016, 9:30 am

    Hosted by: Long Island Blood Services

  34. JUN

    21

    Tuesday

    Physics Colloquium

    "Sterile Neutrinos as the Origin of Dark and Baryonic Matter"

    Presented by Mikhail Shaposhnikov, EPFL

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: 'Robert Pisarski'

    I will discuss how three sterile neutrinos alone can simultaneously explain neutrino oscillations, the observed dark matter, and the baryon asymmetry of the Universe without new physics above the Fermi scale. The experimental prospects to search for these particles will be outlined.

  35. JUN

    23

    Thursday

    Particle Physics Seminar

    "TBD"

    Presented by Claire Lee

    3 pm, Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, June 23, 2016, 3:00 pm

    Hosted by: 'Michael Begel'

  36. JUN

    28

    Tuesday

    Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

    "pending"

    Presented by Louise Nuijens, MIT

    11 am, Conference Room, Bldg 815E

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 11:00 am

    Hosted by: 'Mike Jensen'

    (abstract pending)

  37. JUN

    28

    Tuesday

    Physics Colloquium

    "TBA"

    Presented by Larry Weinstein, Old Dominion University

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: Robert Pisarski

  38. AUG

    26

    Friday

    HET Lunch Discussions

    "TBA"

    Presented by Taku Izubuchi, BNL

    12:15 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Friday, August 26, 2016, 12:15 pm

    Hosted by: 'Christoph Lehner'

  39. DEC

    1

    Thursday

    PACCD Workshop (Precision Astronomy with Fully Depleted CCDs)

    8 am, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, December 1, 2016, 8:00 am

    Hosted by: 'Andrei Nomerotski'

  40. DEC

    2

    Friday

    PACCD Workshop (Precision Astronomy with Fully Depleted CCDs)

    8 am, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, December 2, 2016, 8:00 am

    Hosted by: 'Andrei Nomerotski'