Nuclear Physics Seminars are generally held on Thursday afternoon from 4:10-5:30 P.M. in Room A401, Zaffarano Hall. Special Seminars may be held at different times, so please check the event listings for complete details.


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.

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

The Future of Heavy Flavor Studies in Heavy Ion Collisions

Thursday, 12th Nov 2009 @ 3:00 pm in A401 Zaffarano Hall
Alan Dion, Iowa State University * * NOTE SPECIAL TIME * *

Experimental Study of Quarkonium Production Mechanisms at RHIC

Thursday, 19th Nov 2009 @ 3:00 pm in A401 Zaffarano Hall
Cesar Luiz da Silva, Iowa State University * * NOTE SPECIAL TIME * *

Graphene - a nearly perfect fluid

Thursday, 3rd Dec 2009 @ 4:10 pm in Rm 5, Physics Building
Joerg Schmalian, Iowa State University