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Atomic Physics Seminars

ics Inaugural Graduate Physics Student Association (GPSA) Talk (primarily meant for graduate students)
Monday, September 23, 2013
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Emmanouil Kargiantoulakis [Host: GPSA]
University of Virginia
"The First Determination of the Weak Charge of the Proton"
 
 Slideshow (PDF)
ABSTRACT:
This general talk will give an overview of the very successful Standard Model (SM) of Physics, and the reasons that make us believe there is physics beyond it that we haven't discovered yet. This is the motivation for the Q_weak experiment in Jefferson Lab, that uses the violation of the parity symmetry to probe the weak interaction and test the SM predictions with high precision. The first results from the experiment constitute the first-ever determination of the proton's weak charge, the neutral-weak analog to the electric charge. The experimental measurement and the first results will be presented.
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