Nuclear Lunch -- Spring 2003

This is an archive of the Spring 2003 topics; the schedule for the current quarter is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
31 Mar Daniel Phillips Electroweak Unification: Theoretical Background and Experimental Evidence
You should have recieved the reading handout from Perkins in your mailbox.
7 Apr Yannis Parpottas The Z0 Resonance
Measurements of cross sections and forward-backward asymmetries at the Z resonance and determination of electroweak parameters, The L3 Collaboration , Eur. Phys. J. C 16, 1-40
14 Apr Deepshikha Choudhury Physics Beyond the Standard Model
Precise Determination of Electroweak Parameters in Neutrino-Nucleon Scattering, G.P. Zeller et al., Phys. Rev. Lett 88, 091802 (2002).
A Departure from Prediction: Electroweak Physics at NuTeV K.S. McFarland et al.
21 Apr Group Discussion Debate: Are Physicists Arrogant?
Arrogance - A Dangerous Weapon of the Physics Trade?, J. Murray Gibson
28 Apr George Caia The case for the relativistic hot Big Bang cosmology
P.J.E. Peebles, D.N.Schramm, E.L.Turner, and R.G. Kron, Nature 352, 769 (1991). You should have recieved this handout in your mailbox.
5 May Yuri Pidopryhora Inflation and the New Era of High-Precision Cosmology
Alan H. Guth. You should have recieved this handout in your mailbox.
12 May Catalin Matei Cosmology / Cosmic Microwaves
First Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Preliminary Maps and Basic Results, C.L. Bennett et al.
19 May Ishaq Hleiqawi University of Washington Gravity Experiments
Submillimeter Test of the Gravitational Inverse-Square Law: A Search for "Large" Extra Dimensions, C. D. Hoyle, U. Schmidt, B. R. Heckel, E. G. Adelberger, J. H. Gundlach, D. J. Kapner, and H. E. Swanson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1418 (2001).
26 May no meeting Memorial Day

Background Information

Faculty coordinators for Spring 2003 were Brune, Elster, and Opper. Carman and Phillips served on a part-time basis.
Last updated 12 August 2003 by Carl Brune.