Colloquium: Blue Skies, Rainbows, and Neutrons

04/01/2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Dr. Michael Kovash (University of Kentucky)
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When photons scatter, their angular distribution and energy shift reveal information about the structure of the scattering target. As a result, photon scattering has long been used to study materials at the atomic and molecular level. By substantially increasing the photon energy, experiments can also be used to measure electromagnetic properties of the proton and neutron -- properties which are sensitively related to the interactions among the constituent quarks and gluons. We will discuss experiments which measure the electric and magnetic polarizabilities of the nucleon, and present new results for the neutron.

Refreshments will be served in CP 179 at 3:15 PM