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


Tue., October 21, 2003, at 11:00 a.m.

Fundamental Symmetries and Effective Field Theory in Nuclei

Michael Ramsey-Musolf, California Institute of Technology and U. of Connecticut
Building 6008 Conference Room

Tests of fundamental symmetries in nuclei can provide important insights into the nature of the strong and electroweak interactions. The interpretation of such tests, however, requires that one have a sufficient understanding of the nucleons and nuclei that provide the "laboratories" in which such tests are performed. I discuss how using the ideas of effective field theory (EFT) may help us more clearly interpret the results of such tests. In particular, I apply these ideas to the study of parity-violation in electron-proton scattering, parity-violation in the NN interaction, and the search for neutrinoless double beta-decay.