Oscar Javier Hernandez

Education

(Expected) 2019         PhD. in Physics, The University of British Columbia

2015         Masters in Physics, The University of Manitoba, MSc. Thesis Link

2013         Bsc. Joint Honours in Mathematics and Physics, Minor in Comp. Sci. The University of Manitoba

Experience

Fall 2017 - Present    Graduate Research Assistant, Supervisor: Dr. Sonia Bacca, JG-University/UBC                                   

Fall 2015 - 2017           Graduate Research Assistant, Supervisor: Dr. Sonia Bacca, TRIUMF
                                  

Fall 2013 - 2015           Graduate Research Assistant, Supervisor: Dr. Sonia Bacca, TRIUMF/The University of Manitoba
                                       Nuclear Structure Corrections to Lamb Shift in Muonic Deuterium

Summer 2013             Research Student, Supervisor: Dr. Sonia Bacca, TRIUMF
                                       Nuclear Structure Corrections to Lamb Shift in Muonic Deuterium

Summer 2012             Research Student, Supervisor: Dr. Eric Schippers, The University of Manitoba
                                       Properties of Holomorphic functions on Riemann Surfaces.

Summer 2010             Research Student, Supervisor: Dr. John Vail, The University of Manitoba
                                       Theoretical study of Charge Density waves having the Graphene Structure​.

Summer 2009             Research Student, Supervisor: Dr. Sean Cadogan, The University of Manitoba
                                        Mössbauer spectroscopy studies of meteorites.

Summer 2007             Research Student, Supervisor: Dr. John Vail, The University of Manitoba
                                        Computational study of point defects in AlN.

Publications

C. Ji, S. Bacca, N. Barnea, O. J. Hernandez, N. Nevo-Dinur, “Ab initio calculation of nuclear structure corrections in muonic atoms”, Journal of Phys. G 45, 093002, 2018. arXiv:1806.03101

O. J. Hernandez, S. Bacca, and K. Wendt, “Recent developments in nuclear structure theory: an outlook on the muonic atom program”. PoS(BORMIO2017)041. arXiv:1712.05187

O. J. Hernandez, A. Ekström, N. N. Dinur, C. Ji, S. Bacca, and N. Barnea, “The deuteron-radius puzzle is alive: a new analysis of nuclear structure uncertainties”, Phys. Lett. B 778, 377-383, (2018). arXiv:1711.01199

J. M Vail, O. J. Hernandez, M. Si, and Z. Wang. “Graphene Electronic Structure in Charge Density Waves.” Journal of Materials Research, 32(18), 3494-3506, (2017).

O. J. Hernandez, N. N. Dinur, C. Ji, S. Bacca, and N. Barnea . Update on nuclear structure effects in light muonic atoms.
Hyperfine Interact. 237: 158, (2016). arXiv:1604.06496

C. Ji, O.J. Hernandez, N. Nevo Dinur, S. Bacca, N. Barnea. Understanding the proton radius puzzle: Nuclear structure effects in light muonic atoms, EPJ Web of Conferences 113, 03006 2015., arXiv:1509.01430

O.J. Hernandez, C. Ji, S. Bacca,N. Nevo Dinur, N. Barnea. Improved estimates of the nuclear structure corrections in μD, Phys. Letters B 736:344-349 (2014). arXiv:1406.5230

​J.M Vail, T. Haroon, J. Hernandez-Melgar, D.K Chevrier, and R. Pandey. Nitrogen Vancancy and Oxygen Impurity in AlN: Spintronic Quantum Dots. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids,164(10):585-591,(2009).

Talks and Poster Presentations

     
Oct. 2018         Uncertainty Quantification at the Extremes (ISNET-6) 2018, (Talk), Darmstadt Germany. Slides
Sept. 2018         SFB-School 2018, (Talk), Boppard Germany.
July 2018         Precision Measurements and Fundamental Physics: The Proton Radius Puzzle and Beyond, (Invited talk), Mainz Germany. Slides
July 2018         XXII International Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics, (Talk), Caen, France.
Feb 2017         Progress in Ab Initio Techniques in Nuclear Physics, (Poster Presentation), Vancouver BC. Slides
Oct. 2016   ACOT, Advisory committee on TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC.
Oct. 2016   DNP Annual Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics, Talk, Vancouver, BC. Abstract
Feb. 2016   Progress in Ab Initio Techniques in Nuclear Physics, (Poster Presentation), Vancouver BC. Slides
July 2015   TRIUMF Users Group Meeting, (Poster Presentation), Vancouver BC.
June 2015   International Symposium on Symmetries in Subatomic Physics 2015, (Poster Presentation), Vancouver BC.
Feb. 2015   Progress in Ab Initio Techniques in Nuclear Physics, (Poster Presentation), Vancouver BC. Slides
July 2014   Nuclear Structure Conference, (Poster Competiton), Vancouver BC.
May 2014   15th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Section of the APS, Seattle, WA. Link
Feb. 2014   Winter Nuclear and Particle Physics Conference, Banff, AB.

Awards

     
Sept 2016         UBC Four Year Graduate Fellowship, The University of British Columbia.
June 2015   2nd Place for Best Poster Presentation, International Symp. on Symmetries in Sub. Physics 2015.
June 2014   Best Poster Presentation, 2014 Nuclear Structure Conference.
June 2013   TRIUMF Summer Research Award, TRIUMF.
Sept 2009   Kenneth Roulston Memorial Scholarship, The University of Manitoba.

Media Coverage

Unravelling the Proton-Radius Puzzle   Innovation 150, April 2017. Web.
Unravelling the Proton-Radius Puzzle   TRIUMF, 28 Nov. 2014. Web.