November 1, 2015 at 4:15 pm

INPP Seminar | The Quest for the Origin of the Proton’s Sea, Dec. 1

Paul Reimer

Paul Reimer

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Paul Reimer, of Argonne National Laboratory, presenting The Quest for the Origin of the Proton’s Sea,” on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room.

Abstract: The proton is a composite particle in which the binding force is responsible for the majority of its mass. To understand this structure, the distributions and origins of the quark-antiquark pairs produced by the strong force must be measured.

The SeaQuest collaboration is using the Drell-Yan process to elucidate antiquark distributions in the proton and to study their modification when the proton is held within a nucleus.  This talk will describe the measurements underway at Fermilab and future measurements with the addition of a polarized target.

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