Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268

Thu., December 01, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

The Lead Radius Experiment at Jefferson Laboratory

C. J. Horowitz, Indiana University, Bloomington
Building 6008 Conference Room

The Lead Radius Experiment (PREX) uses parity violating electron scattering to measure the neutron radius of 208Pb. This electroweak reaction is free from most strong interaction uncertainties. We describe the experiment, present first results, and discuss some of the implications for nuclear structure, atomic parity violation, and neutron rich matter in astrophysics.