Physics at Virginia

"Trying to Solve The 30 year old EMC Effect Puzzle"

Doug Higinbotham , Jefferson Lab
[Host: Blaine Norum]
In 1983 the Europeon Muon Collaboration (EMC) published their deep inelastic scattering ratios that showed that partons in heavy nuclei do not behave the same a partons in light nuclei. Over the decades, much work has been done by both experimentalists and theorists to understand why. In 2009, Jefferson Lab provided a new clue to the cause with their light nuclei EMC effect data. These new data pointed to the EMC effect being a local density effect instead of an average effect. Soon after this observation, a phenomenological link between nuclear short-range correlations and the EMC effect was made. This seminar will review both the EMC effect and short-range correlation results and the link that has been made between these two seemingly unrelated experiments.
Nuclear Physics Seminar
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

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