"Quantum tomography of the nucleons" by Zhongbo Kang (UCLA)

Date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Series: 
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm

1-434 Physics and Astronomy (map)
Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.
(unless otherwise posted)

Guest Speaker: Zhongbo Kang (University of California, Los Angeles)

Talk Title:  “Quantum tomography of the nucleons”

Abstract:

Nucleons (protons and neutrons) are the building blocks of matter, and also known to be the bound states of quarks and gluons – the partons, whose interactions are described by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). The fundamental laws of QCD are elegantly concise; however, understanding the structural complexity of protons and neutrons in terms of quarks and gluons governed by those laws is one of the most important challenges facing physics today, a challenge that motivates the newest generation of experimental facilities, supercomputers, and nuclear scientists. In this talk, I will demonstrate how QCD perturbation theory serves as a useful tool for exploring the internal landscape of the nucleons. I will present to you how they have opened new windows to study QCD dynamics, quantum correlation and novel nucleon structure, as well as their exciting experimental programs.

For more information, contact Jay Hauser

We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception:
Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Karoly Holczer, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Jean Turner and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

Location: 
1-434 PAB