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Dr. Svetlana Barkanova

Faculty and Staff

​Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, B.Sc., University of Latvia, M.Sc., University of Latvia, Ph.D., University of Manitoba 

Office: AS239 | Phone: (709) 639-6554 | E-Mail: sbarkanova@grenfell.mun.ca


Research Interests:

Nucleon Structure
Low-Energy Tests of Standard Model
Physics Beyond Standard Model
Fundamental Symmetries 
Radon Measurement and Mitigation
Effective Teaching Methods
Women in Science

 Outreach and Science Promotion:

Techsploration (See "Dr. Svetlana Barkanova, Physicist" on YouTube)
Atlantic Canada Workshop for Women in Science & Engineering
Public Talks and School Visits (See Inventory of my Talks)

 

Courses Taught:











Useful Links:

The Canadian Association of Physicists
High Energy Physics Atlantic 
Radon in Nova Scotia
Take Action on Radon
Committee to Encourage Women in Physics (CAP)


 

Recent Publications:

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, V. Zykunov,“Method for Taking into Account Hard-Photon Emission in Four-Fermion Processes”, “Physics of Atomic Nuclei”, Vol. 79, No. 1, pp. 78–94, 2016

Li-Hong Xu, S.Ghose, M. Milner-Bolotin, J. McKenna, S. Bhadra, A. Predoi-Cross, A. Dasgupta, M. Campbell, S. Barkanova, M. Steinitz, “Women in Physics in Canada”, “Physics in Canada”, Special Issue 71, 2015

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, Yu. Bystritskiy, E. Kuraev, V. Zykunov, "Two-loop electroweak vertex corrections for polarized Moeller scattering", accepted for publication in PEPAN Letters, Dec. 2015

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, Yu. Bystritskiy, E. Kuraev, V. Zykunov, "NNLO electroweak corrections for polarized Moeller scattering: one-loop insertions to boxes", “Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters”, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 645–656, 2015

MOLLER Collaboration (J. Benesch (Jefferson Lab) et al.), “The MOLLER Experiment: An Ultra-Precise Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle Using Moeller Scattering”, JLAB-PHY-14-1986, arXiv:1411.4088, 2014

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, V. Zykunov, S. Wu, “New Physics Search with Precision Experiments: Theory Input”, arXiv:1410.6970, 2014

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, V. Zykunov, “Two-Loop Effects in Low-Energy Electroweak Measurements”, arXiv:1410.6969, 2014

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, “Electromagnetic Polarizabilities of Mesons”, arXiv:1410.6963, 2014

Z. Abramson, S. Barkanova, A. Redden, "Concerning Knowledge: Assessing Radon Knowledge and Concern in Rural Nova Scotia", Journal of Rural and Community Development, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2014

M. Bluteau, S. Barkanova, "From CERN to high schools: an argument for greater involvement of postsecondary Physics students in high school outreach", Physics in Canada, 70.2, 2014

M. Ahmady, A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, R. Sandapen, “Particle physics research and education in Atlantic Canada”, Physics in Canada, 69.1 (2013)

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, E. Kuraev, V. Zykunov, "Estimating of two-loop radiative effects in the MOLLER experiment", Phys. Atom. Nucl., 76(7), 888-900 (2013)

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, "Hadron Structure in Chiral Perturbation Theory", Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 245, 17-24 (2013)

A. Afanasev, A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, “Two Photon Exchange for Exclusive Pion Electroproduction”, arXiv:1207.1767, Phys. Rev. D 88, 053008 (2013)

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, E. Kuraev, V. Zykunov, “NLO and NNLO EWC for PV Moller Scattering”, arXiv:1301.1384, ICHEP2012, contribution#  PoS(ICHEP2012)470, PoS (2013)

A. Aleksejevs and S. Barkanova “Dynamical Structure of Baryons”, arXiv:1301.1383, ICHEP2012, contribution#  PoS(ICHEP2012)469, PoS (2013)

GlueX Collaboration, "An initial study of mesons and baryons containing strange quarks with GlueX", arXiv:1305.1523, JLAB-PHY-13-1725, 2013. 22 pp.

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, A. Ilyichev, Y. Kolomensky, V. Zykunov, “One-loop electroweak corrections for polarized Møller scattering at different renormalization schemes and conditions”, arXiv:1010.4185, Physics of Particles and Nuclei, 2013, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 161–174.

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, Yu. Bystritskiy, E. Kuraev, A. Ilyichev, V. Zykunov, “Double-box contributions to Møller scattering in the Standard Model”, arXiv:1202.0378, Eur. Phys. J. C (2012) 72:2249

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, E. Kuraev, V. Zykunov, "Estimating of two-loop radiative effects in the MOLLER experiment", Yad. Fiz, 2013, Vol. 76, No. 7, pp. 942–954, Phys.Atom.Nucl., 2013, Vol. 76, No. 7, pp. 888–900.

 


Theses supervised and co-supervised:

Miriam Hewlett, “Impact of dark photon and Z’ boson on Belle II observables”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University, in progress

Shihao Wu, “Future electron-positron colliders: Antimatter Asymmetry through new CP Phase Violating Interaction”, Thesis (MSc), MUN, in progress

Kyle Marshall, “Dark Photon production at the future colliders”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University, in progress

Shihao Wu, “Search for Dark Matter: Dark Photon and Z’ Boson”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University, 2014, 70 pp

Matthew Bluteau, “Search for the Higgs boson in the H ® WW ® lν-lν channel using multivariate analysis techniques”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University, 2013, 85 pp

Matt LeBlanc, “Top-Antitop Cross-Section Measurement Strategy with the ATLAS Detector”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University, 2011, 74 pp

Katy Hally, “μ and τ Neutrino Production in Supernovae”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University, 2009, 63 pp

Nathan Moore, “A theoretical determination of electron-nucleon parity-violating asymmetry”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University, 2008, 74 pp

Ryan Gessner, “Radon gas education and mitigation in Nova Scotia”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University, 2008, 63 pp

Don Jones, “Reduction of uncertainties for for the QWeak experiment”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University, 2008, 100 pp

Chelsey Ellis, “Higgs production through quark collision”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University 2006, 58 pp

Sarah Quirk,” Nucleon structure and violation of parity”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University, 2005, 62 pp


Aaryn Tonita, “Radiative corrections and solar neutrino oscillations”, Thesis (B.Sc. (Hons.)), Acadia University, 2005. 54 pp


Recent Conference Presentations/Abstracts:

A. Aleksejevs and S. Barkanova, “Electroweak Physics”, CINP Town Hall Meeting, Edmonton Canada, Alberta, Edmonton, June 13-14, 2015

A. Aleksejevs and S. Barkanova, “The Hunt for Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the Precision Frontier” (invited), Canadian Association of Physicists Congress (CAP 2015), Canada, Alberta, Edmonton, June 15-19, 2015

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, "Two-Loop Effects in Low-Energy Electroweak Measurements", The 37th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2014), Spain, Valencia

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, "New Physics Search with Precision Experiments: Theory Input", The 37th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2014), Spain, Valencia

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, "Electromagnetic Polarizabilities of Mesons", The 37th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2014), Spain, Valencia

A. Aleksejevs and S. Barkanova, "Testing Fundamental Symmetries with Precision Parity-Violating Experiments: Past, Present and Future" (invited), Canadian Association of Physicists Congress (CAP 2014), Canada, Ontario, Sudbury

M. Bluteau, S. Barkanova, "Who should be conducting scientific outreach in high schools?" (invited), Canadian Association of Physicists Congress (CAP 2014), Canada, Ontario, Sudbury

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, "Dynamical Polarizabilities" (invited 30-min talk), the ECT* workshop on "Compton scattering off Protons and Light Nuclei: pinning down the nucleon polarizabilities", ECT* Trento, Italy, July 29 - Aug 2, 2013

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, "Hadronic Structure in Chirac Perturbation Theory" (40-min talk), the 7th International Hadron Structure '13 Conference, Tatranské Matliare, Slovak Republic, June 30 - July 4, 2013

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, "Hadronic Structure in Chirac Perturbation Theory" (invited 30-min talk), Canadian Association of Physicists Congress (CAP2013), Montreal, May 27 - 31, 2013

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, “Electric, Magnetic and Spin-Dependent Dynamical Polarizabilities of Hadrons”, the 36th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2012), Melbourne, Australia, July 4-11, 2012

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, E. Kuraev, V. Zykunov, “NLO and NNLO EWC for PV Møller Scattering”, the 36th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2012), Melbourne, Australia, July 4-11, 2012

A. Afanasev, A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, "Two-Photon Exchange for Exclusive Electroproduction of Neutral and Charged Pions" (invited),Canadian Association of Physicists Congress (CAP2012), Calgary, June 11-15, 2012

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, "Search for New Physics with PV Moller Scattering" (invited 30-min talk), Canadian Association of Physicists Congress (CAP2012), Calgary, June 11-15, 2012

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, “Dynamical Structure of Hadrons”, Canadian Association of Physicists Congress (CAP2012), Calgary, July 11-15, 2012

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, Y. Kolomensky, E. Kuraev, V. Zykunov, “High precision calculations of electroweak radiative corrections for polarized Møller scattering at one loop and beyond”, the 5th International Workshop "From Parity Violation to Hadronic Structure and more" (PAVI11), Rome, Italy, September 5-9, 2011

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, A. Ilyichev, Y. Kolomensky, V. Zykunov, “One-loop electroweak radiative corrections for polarized Møller scattering”, Canadian Association of Physicists Congress (CAP2011), St. John’s, June 13-17, 2011

A. Aleksejevs, S. Barkanova, A. Ilyichev, Y. Kolomensky, V. Zykunov, “One-loop electroweak radiative corrections for polarized Møller scattering”, Mini-symposium on Parity Violation, American Physical Society (APS) meeting, Los Angeles, US, April 30 - May 3, 2011


Would you like me to talk at your school? See Inventory of my Talks. 


Grants:

NSERC, 2004 - 2017


Awards:

Ivan Curry Chair in Physics, 2012-2016 
First Place in Faculty Research Showcase, Acadia University, 2007 and 2004
Acadia Student Union Teaching Recognition Award, 2004
Award for “Best Scientific Work by Student in 1996” by Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1997 


Hobbies:


travel, science fiction, opera, downhill skiing (Canadian Ski Patrol) and scuba diving


Chair, Physics

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FC2023
Phone: (709) 637-6294
Email: prouleau@grenfell.mun.ca