March 27, 2017 – Nailing The Neutron

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Over a sip of some sort and in an atmosphere where no science background is needed, we explored the neutron’s mysteries with a Virginia Union University scientist exploring tiny things in big equipment at The Jefferson Lab.

Particle physics doesn’t just take place in Europe.  A dynamic research program thrives in Hampton Roads.  Narbe Kalantarians will talk about recent and planned studies exploring the neutron, why the research matters, and why’s he’s passionate about particles!

Dr. Narbe Kalantarians, Assistant Professor of Physics at Virginia Union University

When not immersed in teaching or research at The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jlab), Dr. Kalantarians enjoys billiards, playing golf and crafting his own beer. He earned his degrees at the University of Houston, then came to Virginia to finalize his particle physics graduate studies and never really left. His post-doc work was at the University of Virginia and Hampton University and he received Jlab’s Jefferson Science Associates’ Promising Young Scientist Award in 2012. On top of running experiments and analyses, including assisting with a study at the Japanese Proton Accelerator Research Complex, Dr. Kalantarians has built particle detectors. He’s delighted to have landed in Richmond and is looking forward to walking into an RVA bar for science.