[local physicists] REMINDER: Colloquium Announcement (11/29/2011)

Malin, Delicia M. dmalin at odu.edu
Mon Nov 28 10:16:26 EST 2011

Old Dominion University
Department of Physics

Fall Colloquium Series

Tuesday November 29, 2011

"Glimpsing color in a world of black and white"

Dr. Michael Pennington
Associate Director for Theoretical and Computational Physics Jefferson Lab

In the hundred years since Rutherford understood that there is a nucleus at the heart of every atom, we have discovered that there are not just protons, neutrons and a few pions inside each nucleus, but hundreds of strongly interacting particles, which are collectively called "hadrons". Almost all the hadrons that have been observed so far can be understood as made up of more fundamental objects known as quarks. We believe these quarks are held together inside hadrons by a color force, which is carried by gluons, and described by quantum chromodynamics (QCD).  Glimpsing this color force by verifying the predictions of QCD for the spectrum and structure of hadrons is a major goal of Jefferson Lab for 2020 and beyond.

Presentation: Physical Sciences Building II 1100 @ 3:00 pm
Refreshments: 1st Floor Atrium @ 2:30 pm

More details at http://www.physics.odu.edu
All are Welcome!

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