"The puzzle of the (persistently) plump proton," by Amar Vutha (York University, Canada)

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
AMO Seminars

AMO Seminar

Monday, July 1, 2013
Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330

Guest Speaker: Dr. Amar Vutha (York University, Canada)

Talk Title: "The puzzle of the (persistently) plump proton"


There continues to be a significant discrepancy between the rms charge radius of the proton measured using muons, compared to measurements using electrons. I will describe the current status of the puzzle, and our experiment under construction at York University to re-measure the proton radius using the Lamb shift in hydrogen.