Discrete Scale Invariance in Ultracold Atoms

Monday, 6th Apr 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
Eric Braaten (The Ohio State University)

Measuring the Sivers Effect in the PHENIX Experiment at RHIC

Thursday, 16th Apr 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Zaffarano Hall A401
Mr. Feng Wei (Iowa State University) Experiments since 1989 have shown the spins of the quarks inside nucleons account for only 30% of the nucleons' overall spin. The later SIDIS experiments show anti-quarks mostly carry anti-aligned spin. The recent longitudinally polarized gluon measurements at RHIC show that gluons don't have significantly large contribution on the spin of the proton.

Topics in AdS/CFT

Thursday, 23rd Apr 2009 @ 4:10 pm in A410 Zaffarano Hall
Dr. Bowen Xiao (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) In this talk, I would like to start with the introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence, and then briefly talk about its application to RHIC physics (energy loss and momentum broadening calculation). Then, the exact accelerating string solution of a heavy quark-antiquark pair in AdS_5 vacuum space as well as its connection with the well-known Unruh temperature is discussed.

SOM Assisted PDF Fitting

Thursday, 30th Apr 2009 @ 4:10 pm in A410 Zaffarano Hall
Heli Honkanen (Iowa State University) In this talk we discuss an exploratory Parton Distribution Function (PDF) fitting technique based on Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs). SOMs are a class of clustering algorithms based on competitive learning among spatially-ordered neurons.

Probing the link between star-formation history and young x-ray binary populations: the case of the Small Magellanic Cloud

Friday, 28th Aug 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics 3
Dr. Valsamo Antoniou, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

New detectors and colliders in high energy physics

Monday, 31st Aug 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
John Hauptman (Department of Physics & Astronomy, Iowa State University)

Glauber-Gribov approach to Deep Inelastic Scattering on nuclei in N=4 SYM

Thursday, 10th Sep 2009 @ 4:00 pm in Zaffarano A 401
Prof. Eugene Levin, Tel Aviv University

NSO IRES Program and Herbig Ae/Be Stars

Friday, 11th Sep 2009 @ 4:10 pm in 3 Physics Hall
Sarah Willis (Iowa State University)

Frustrated Pairs: Magnon BEC in Geometrically Frustrated Spin Dimer Compounds

Monday, 14th Sep 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Physics, Room 3
Ian R. Fisher (Stanford University)

Experimental status of the CKM Matrix

Wednesday, 16th Sep 2009 @ 4:10 pm in A401, Zaffarano Hall
Soeren Prell (Iowa State University)