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Physics Lectures for the General MIT Community: c

Exploring the Structure of Matter

Prof. Bernd Surrow
Thu Jan 13, 01:30-02:30pm, 6-120

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The question,"What is matter made of?" has a long tradition in mankind. Our current physical understanding of the world is summarized in the Standard Model. Many of its predictions were confirmed with great success. Scattering experiments played an important role in our understanding of hadronic matter. These results contributed to the test of the field theory among quarks and gluons known as Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). After a brief overview of the basic ingredients of particle physics, the general methodologies used to explore the structure of matter are presented. Selected experimental results will be shown on the structure of the proton in comparison to QCD predictions including a discussion of open questions.
Contact: Prof. Bernd Surrow, 26-402, 324-1522, surrow@lns.mit.edu
Sponsor: Physics
Latest update: 10-Jan-2005

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