GROUP MEETING

GN08-31

October  3, 2008

 

To:

LaJohn

 

There will be a group meeting WEDNESDAY October 8, 2 pm   Room 216 AH.

 

(Oct Fr 17, Nov Fr 7, Fr21?,26, Dec 3?-1pm, 10, Jan 14, 21,28)

 

1

Organizational Issues

a

Appointments, next meeting, other meetings, lectures

 

 

b

Computer issues, finances,

 

2

Meetings

Place

Date

 

 

 

 

 

AISAMP

Perth, Australia

Nov 24-28

 

AAAS

Chicago, IL

Feb 12-16

 

APS

Pittsburgh, PA

Mar 16-20

 

DAMOP

Charlottesville, VA

May 19-23

 

ICPEAC

Kalamazoo, MI

July 22-28

 

e,2e

Lexington, KY

July

 

ISRP

Melbourne, Australia

Sept 21-25, 09

 

3

Deadlines

 

 

 

 

 

Abstracts

APS (Nov 21), DAMOP (Jan 23)

 

Manuscripts

 

 

Registration

 

 

4

Travels, Visitors

 

 

 

 

Travel

 

 

Arrivals

 

 

Departures

 

 

Visits

Surzhykov (?), Sen Gupta (Nov 19 - Dec 16), Avdonina (c Dec 1-12),  Pisk (April?), Florescu (July?), Suric (Jul/Aug 09),

 

 

RHP

Pitt

Travel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct

 

22-29

St. Petersburg, Darmstadt

 

Nov

 

12-16

NYC/DC

 

Dec

 

17-Jan8

Brazil/W.Indies

 

Jan

 

c 22-26

Philadelphia, Atlanta or Dallas

 

Feb

 

12-16

Chicago

 

Mar

 

 

 

 

Apr

 

2-3

Surrey

 

 

 

c 21

NYC

 

May

 

19-23

Charlottesville

 

June

 

 

 

 

July

 

22-28

Kalamazoo

 

Aug

 

 

 

 

Sept

 

21-25

Melbourne

 

5

Manuscripts

 

 

 

 

562

"On the Nature of Matter - 2500 Years of Debate", B. K. Chatterjee (based on M.  N. Saha 2007 Memorial Lecture of R. H. Pratt), published Science and Culture 74, 241-250 (2008)..

 

6

Funding

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Proposals

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Awards

 

 

 

 

 

NSF 0456499

7/1/05 - 6/30//09

 

 

 

Other Awards

 

 

 

 

Due Dates

 

 

 

NSF 0456499 Final Report Oct 1, 09

 

7

Recent Preprints

 

 

 

 

 

8

Recent Papers

 

 

 

 

 

9

Review of Literature:

 

 

 

 

 

 

a

Pratt

"General time-dependent theory of ionization and breakup reactions", JPB 41, 155203 Rosenberg

 

b

Avdonina

"Strong resonances in low-energy electron elastic total and differential cross sections for Hf and Lu atoms", PRA 78, 030703 (08) Felfli,Msezane, Sokolovski

 

10

Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

11

Manuscripts in Preparation

 

 

 

 

a

"Polarization correlations for d,f states", Kim, Goldberg, Pratt

 

b

"Observables in quantum mechanics: creating spin polarization in the absence of spin orbit interactions", Young Soon Kim and R. H. Pratt

 

c

“Some notes on analytic continuation of the Coulomb dipole matrix element:, O. I. Obolensky and R. H. Pratt

 

d

“Singularities of the Dipole Matrix Element”, D. B. Uskov & R. H. Pratt

 

e

Regge ideas in bremsstrahlung”, D. B. Uskov & R. H. Pratt

 

f

"Partial cancellation of correlations in non-relativistic high energy asymptotics of photoeffect", E. G. Drukarev and R. H. Pratt

 

g

"K-shell Compton scattering at high photon energy", Viorica Florescu and R. H. Pratt

 

h

"Characterization of the relativistic contributions to Compton doubly differential cross sections", L. A. LaJohn and R. H. Pratt

 

i

"Survey of Compton ScatteringDoubly Differential Cross Sections: Future Direction", Chatterjee, Roy, LaJohn, for NIM

 

j

"Compton scattering from bound system", Z. Kalliman, K. Pisk, R. H. Pratt

 

k

"Compton scattering revisited", R. H. Pratt, L. A. LaJohn, V. Florescu, T. Suric, B. K. Chatterjee, S. C. Roy

 

12

Work in Progress

 

 

 

 

Avdonina

Regge trajectories

 

Kim (YS)

qm observables

 

Lajohn

quad 0's, corr in atten

 

Pisk

Compton from positronium

 

Suric

Compton scattering, photo atten,  Stobbe & Elwert factors, mol.interfer

 

13

Computer facilities

 

 

 

The group owns a number of computers, including PC Intel Pentium 4, (Stribor), Sun SPARCstation 5 (Oat), Pentium laptop computer (Shiba), PC Intel Celeron (OatPC), and R. Pratt’s PowerMac G4.

 

Stribor (operated by Linux Red Hat 9) serves as the main group computer.  All user files are stored on Stribor.  It has the latest version of Intel fortran compiler, and users are encouraged to compile, debug and run their codes using Stribor.

 

Stribor also runs the IMAP mail server and Apache web server. The group’s website address is http://stribor.phyast.pitt.edu

 

Old large codes (Rayleigh and Compton scattering, bremsstrahlung) can be run on Oat (operated by Solaris 2.6). Rayleigh & Compton have also been modified for compilation under the Windows operating system.  The latest version of these can be obtained from L. LaJohn. 

 

OatPC runs WindowsXP and has all commonly used applications.  Short term visitors who prefer Windows over Linux can use OatPC.

 

The group has books available on various operating systems, languages and software, also hardcopy documentation on the codes.