Joint TAMU-LANL Particle Physics Seminar Series
We invite you to join our newly established biweekly seminar series in particle physics seminar series starting July 8th. This seminar series will focus on new and exciting developments in experimental and theoretical particle physics, from all 3 frontiers – Cosmic, Intensity and Energy.
The seminar series is designed to be casual in nature, enabling active discussions. There will be 2 short talks of 20 mins, one from a TAMU researcher and one from a LANL researcher, on a thematic topic. You can subscribe to the mailing list by send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scheduled talks include the following. Updates will be made as available.
|Date (1 pm CT)||Topic||TAMU Researcher (20 mins)||LANL Researcher (20 mins)||Notes|
|July 8||WIMP Dark Matter Detection and Theory||Rupak Mahapatra||Bill Louis||Talk on SuperCDMS low-mass WIMP search, followed by theoretical talk on heavy WIMps|
|July 22||Coherent Neutrino Sacttering as a tool for new physics||Bhaskar Dutta||Richard Van De Water||Experimental/Theoretical seminars on MINER and CCM|
|Aug 5||Axion searches using reactor photons and radioactive sources||James Dent||Experimental sensitivity for MINER and GAANDHI experiments|
|Aug 19||Indirect Searches for Dark Matter||Louis Strgari||Andrea Albert/Pat Harding||Experimental status of space and ground based detectors|
|Sept 2||Detector simulation for precision new physics||Dave Toback||Simulation efforts|
|Sept 16||Latest BSM results from LHC||Alexei Safonov/Ricardo Eusebi||Current limits and future sensitivity after upgrades, Theory talk on Heavy Dark Matter|
INMM Workshop: Policy and Technical Fundamentals of International Nuclear Safeguards
WHEN: Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 2:30pm-5:45pm EST
WHERE: Online in conjunction with the Annual INMM Meeting
WHO & WHAT: This workshop will provide participants with a basic overview of nuclear safeguards, including:
- the nuclear fuel cycle
- safeguards treaties and legal issues
- safeguards approaches
- safeguards application for nuclear facilities
- nuclear material control and accounting
The majority of the coursework for the workshop will be completed online with a half-day virtual panel session to be conducted at the Annual Meeting of the INMM. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive a sound foundation in safeguards and interact with some of the world experts in the field.
ANTICIPATED SPEAKERS: Jill Cooley, Shirley Johnson, Dunbar Lockwood, Therese Renis, Laura Rockwood, and Michael Whitaker
ONLINE MODULES: Participants will complete the following online modules offered by the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University:
- Introduction to Nuclear Security and Safeguards
- The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
- Introductory Statistics
- Nuclear Material Accountancy
- Containment and Surveillance
- Spent Nuclear Fuel Safeguards
- Uranium Enrichment Safeguards
- Applied Statistics for Safeguards
LIVE SESSION: The virtual panel session will consist of speakers giving additional lectures on a number of topics related to international safeguards, with time allotted for a panel discussion and for addressing questions posed by the participants. The speakers are international safeguards experts and professionals with current or recent experience in policy, technical implementation, and/or inspections.
CREDIT: Upon completion of both the online and face-to-face portions of the workshop, participants will be awarded 3 continuing education units from Texas A&M University, along with a professional certificate issued by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.
Participants completing the entire program will earn 3 CEUS and a Professional Certificate
For more information, see our flyer.
Registration will be done through the INMM website.
Soft Matter Seminar Series
Interested in still being able to attend a productive seminar this summer? Try the virtual Soft Matter Seminar Series presented by the Texas A&M Material Science and Engineering Department and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Every Monday at 3pm the presentation will consist of new subject with talks from a TAMU faculty member and LANL researcher. The current schedule is listed below. To subscribe to the listserve, send an email to email@example.com with no subject, the email body should contain only the following: subscribe tamu_lanl_polymerseminar.
|May 18||Pavan Kolluru (Mat Sci)||Capturing the Unique Mechanical Behavior of Spatially Confined Polymeric Volumes for Emerging Structural Applications through Novel Time-Resolved Nanomechanical Experiments||Kyle Cluff (MST-7, Engineered Materials)||The DLP 3D printing of difficult materials|
|May 26||Micah Green (Chem Eng.)||Heating carbon nanomaterials with radio frequency fields for use in bonding, manufacturing, and 3D printing||Karteek Bejagam (MST-8, Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes)||In Search of Bio-Advantaged Functional Polymers: A Voyage in PHA Chemical Space|
|June 1||Joe Elabd (Chem. Eng.)||Chris Hamilton?|
|June 8||Dave Bergbreigter (Chemistry)||Sustainable Polymeric Hydrocarbon Solvents||Katie Maerzke (T-2, Physics and Chemistry of Materials)||Equations of State and Shock-Driven Chemistry in Poly(dimethylsiloxane)-Based Foams|
|June 15||Jodie Lutkenhaus (Chem. Eng.)||Organic Radical Polymer Batteries||Cindy Welch (MST-7, Engineered Materials)||Using Eigenvector Centrality to Predict the Mechanical Properties of Structured Materials|
|June 22||Lei Fang (Chemistry)||John Singleton (MPA-MAG, National High Field Magnet Lab)||Molecular Strategies to Design Bespoke Quantum Magnets|
|June 29||Pushkar Lele (Chem Eng)||Hydrodynamic screening by surfaces reveals enzymatic functions in soft biological systems||Carl Iverson (C-CDE, Chemical Diagnostics and Engineering)||Bioplastics Development|
|July 6||Chandler Benjamin (Mech Eng)||John Watt (MPA-CINT, Center for Integrated Nanotechnology)||Soft Matter and Nanomaterials Characterization by Cryogenic Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM)|
|July 13||Taylor Ware (Biomed/Materials Sci)||Programming Shape-Morphing in Elastomers and Living Composites|
|July 20||Jaime Grunlan (Mech Eng)||Polymer Composite Nanocoatings for Environmentally-Benign Protection from Fire, Gas, Corrosion and Bacteria||Chris Frye (M-7, High Explosives Science and Technology)||2 dimensional liquid chromatography|
|July 27||Karen Wooley (Chemistry)|