Nuclear Lunch -- Winter 2007

This is an archive of the Winter 2007 topics; the schedule for the current quarter is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
10 Jan Daniel Phillips An Introduction to QED. The reading is a handout taken from Richard Feynman's book "QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter". Please read pages 82-100 and 115-120.
17 Jan Serdar Kizigul New Measurement of the Electron Magnetic Moment Using a One-Electron Quantum Cyclotron, B. Odom, D. Hanneke, B. D'Urso, and G. Gabrielse, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 030801 (2006).
24 Jan Sergey Postnikov The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment. I also suggest that refresh your memory about neutrino oscillations by reviewing the Nuclear Lunch reading from October 11, 2006: Neutrino mass and mixing parameters: A short review, G.L. Fogli, E. Lisi, A. Marrone, A. Palazzo, and A.M. Rotunno (2005).
31 Jan Aderemi Adekola Selective population and neutron decay of the first excited state of semi-magic O-23, A. Schiller et al.
7 Feb Brett Ragozzine The Search for Dark Matter, David B. Cline, Scientific American 288(3) (March 2003), pp. 50-59.
14 Feb Daniel Sayre R-Process Nucleosynthesis in Supernovae, John J. Cowan and Friedrich-Karl Thielemann, Physics Today 57(10), 47-53 (October 2004).
21 Feb Jerry Yang An Introduction to Deep Inelastic Scattering and the Quark-Parton Model, with reading from Quarks and Leptons, An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics, by Halzen and Martin. We will be focusing mainly on pp. 188-198 (Sections 9.1, 9.2, and the first half of 9.3). However, in order to understand that we need to also read pp. 179-184 (Sections 8.3 and 8.4). You should have received a photocopies of these sections.
28 Feb Shaleen Shukla Where Does the Proton Really Get Its Spin?, Robert L. Jaffe, Physics Today 48(9), 24-30 (1995).
7 Mar Ting Lin Analytic Expression for the Joint x and Q2 Dependences of the Structure Functions of Deep Inelastic Scattering, Edmond L. Berger, M. M. Block, and Chung-I Tan.

Background Information

Faculty coordinators for Winter 2007 were Brune, Elster, Hicks, King, Phillips, and Roche.
Last updated 7 March 2007 by Carl Brune.