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., March 13, 2014, at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parity Violation in Electron Scattering: Searching for Physics beyond the Standard Model

Mark Macrea Dalton, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLAB), Newport News, VA
ORNL, Bldg. 6008, Large Conference Room

The Standard Model of particle physics is the remarkably successful theory describing the electromagnetic, weak, and strong nuclear interactions. For various reasons it is believed to be an incomplete, driving the search for new physics which can help to conceive of and constrain extensions to the Standard Model. Such searches for new physics are often done at the highest achievable laboratory energies. Complementary to these searches, comparatively low energy experiments, such as parity-violating electron-scattering on fixed targets, can be used to make precision measurements of electroweak quantities which can also be calculated to high precision using the Standard Model. This presentation will introduce the topic of parity-violating electron-scattering, discuss the latest experimental data available, and look to future projects.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-6124