Nuclear Physics Seminars

ics Nuclear
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Doug Higinbotham [Host: Blaine Norum]
Jefferson Lab
"Trying to Solve The 30 year old EMC Effect Puzzle"
In 1983 the Europeon Muon Collaboration (EMC) published their deep inelastic scattering ratios that showed that partons in heavy nuclei do not behave the same a partons in light nuclei. Over the decades, much work has been done by both experimentalists and theorists to understand why. In 2009, Jefferson Lab provided a new clue to the cause with their light nuclei EMC effect data. These new data pointed to the EMC effect being a local density effect instead of an average effect. Soon after this observation, a phenomenological link between nuclear short-range correlations and the EMC effect was made. This seminar will review both the EMC effect and short-range correlation results and the link that has been made between these two seemingly unrelated experiments.

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