Nuclear Lunch -- Winter 2004

This is an archive of the Winter 2004 topics; the schedule for the current quarter is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
14 Jan Hang Liu Proton Form Factor: Background
Nucleon Electromagnetic Form Factors, Haiyan Gao, published: Int. J. Mod. Phys E12:1-40 (2003). Please read sections 3.2 and 4.3.
21 Jan Roundtable Discussion Neutron Form Factor
Developments in the measurement of GnE, the neutron electric form factor, talk presented by Donal Day at LOWq03 (summer 2003).
28 Jan Ting Lin 2003 Nobel Prizes
Alexei A. Abrikosov, Vitaly L. Ginzburg, Anthony J. Leggett:
"for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids"
Reading: Advanced Information
4 Feb Catalin Matei DOE 20 Year Plan
11 Feb Yannis Parpottas DOE 20 Year Plan
18 Feb George Caia Are the fundamental constants constant?, A Cern Courier article by Harald Fritzsch
25 Feb Moses Oginni Further Evidence for Cosmological Evolution of the Fine Structure Constant, J. K. Webb et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 091301 (2001).
3 Mar Deepshikha Choudhury The Oklo bound on the time variation of the fine-structure constant revisitited, T. Damour and F. Dyson, Nucl. Phys. B480, 37 (1996).
10 Mar Anders Gardestig COLOR-SUPERCONDUCTING QUARK MATTER, Mark Alford, Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, December 2001, Vol. 51, pp. 131-160. The reading assignment for this week is sections 1-4; the rest will be covered next quarter.

Background Information

Faculty coordinators for Winter 2004 were Carl Brune, Daniel Carman, Charlotte Elster, and Daniel Phillips.
Last updated 11 March 2004 by Carl Brune.