October 1, 2019 at 6:45 pm

INPP Seminar | The Search for QCD Signatures in Nuclei: How do we shrink the Rho Particle?, Oct. 22

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Lamiaa El Fassi of Mississippi State University, on “The Search for QCD Signatures in Nuclei: How do we shrink the Rho Particle?”, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room.

Lamiaa El Fassi

Abstract: Over the last few decades several experiments have used atomic nuclei as unique laboratories to probe the internal structure of the strongly interacting particles, namely hadrons.  Indeed, the nucleus can be used as a revealing medium of the time evolution of elementary configurations of the hadron wave function.  One of the ordinary approaches used to probe this picture involves searching for the onset of various phenomena which are naturally predicted by Quantum ChromoDynamics  (QCD),  the  theory of strong interactions.  One such phenomena is Color Transparency (CT) which refers to the production  and  propagation  of  a  small  size  hadron-like  configuration  which, under  specific  conditions,  stays  intact  in  a  transparent  nuclear  medium.

In this talk, I will review the status of the experimental search for CT covering experiments spanning over decades.  I will also highlight  the 12 GeV CT  experiments  that  have  been either completed or being planned at Jefferson Lab.

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