Upcoming Events

Triangle Nuclear Theory Colloquium
Lusaka Bhattacharya (Kent State & Ohio State)
Physics 298
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:30pm

We calculate the medium photon production due to Compton and annihilation processes by taking into account the (3+1)-dimensional anisotropic hydrodynamics of the quark gluon plasma (QGP) expected to be formed in relativistic heavy ion collisions. We have taken the momentum-space anisotropy into account in the computation of the photon production rate finally. We present the predictions for high-energy photon yields as a function of transverse momentum and rapidity.

Triangle Nuclear Theory Colloquium
JJ Cherry (Virginia Tech)
Raleigh, NC 
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 3:30pm

The neutrino burst from core collapse supernovae represents a tremendous opportunity to observe physical processes in the heart of an exploding star. The interactions of neutrinos with the matter in and around the proto-neutron star which powers the supernova provides an in-situ probe of the explosion. Details regarding the core compactness, neutron matter equation of state, shock behavior, nucleo-synthetic products, explosion time scale, fundamental neutrino properties and more may be detectable, in principle.