Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar: Luke Parsons

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This week’s Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar will be given by TTU physics major Luke Parsons. In his talk Measurements of the 134Xe Neutron Capture Cross-Section Between 0.43 and 5.5 MeV, Luke will start off with a brief explanation of how “detectors” are used to obtain information about the physical world. He will then describe the use of HPGe radiation detectors at Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) on the Duke campus in North Carolina to measure the probability of nuclear processes important in the search for extremely rare events that can provide insight into new physical principles. The seminar will be this Friday at 4pm in Bruner Hall 210 with snacks served starting at 3:30pm. These seminars are geared for undergraduates from any STEM major, but graduate students and faculty are also encouraged to attend! (And if you are an undergraduate researcher at TTU who would like to talk about your research as part of this seminar series, please send an email to Dr. Holley, aholley@tntech.edu.)