The Proton Radius - Nuclear Physics' Newest Puzzle

Seminar
Speaker
Rof. Guy Ron, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date
19/03/2012 - 12:30Add to Calendar 2012-03-19 12:30:00 2012-03-19 12:30:00 The Proton Radius - Nuclear Physics' Newest Puzzle The radius of the proton, generally assumed to be a well measured and understood quantity has recently come under scrutiny due to highly precise, yet conflicting, experimental results. These new results have generated a host of interpretations, none of which are completely satisfactory. I will present a general overview to the topic, from the early measurements of the 1950s to the high precision experiments performed today. I will further discuss the various radii and measurements and present some of the attempted explanations for the discrepancies observed.     Physics Buld. 301 המחלקה לפיזיקה physics.dept@mail.biu.ac.il Asia/Jerusalem public
Place
Physics Buld. 301
Abstract

The radius of the proton, generally assumed to be a well measured and understood quantity has recently come under scrutiny due to highly precise, yet conflicting, experimental results. These new results have generated a host of interpretations, none of which are completely satisfactory. I will present a general overview to the topic, from the early measurements of the 1950s to the high precision experiments performed today. I will further discuss the various radii and measurements and present some of the attempted explanations for the discrepancies observed.

 

 

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