Nuclear

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.

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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