Particles, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar
The Search for Pentaquarks Recent Developments
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
It has only been about one year since the initial announcement by the Spring-8 Collaboration of the possible observation of the Theta+ pentaquark. Since then there have been many experimental and theoretical publications on the subject. Experimental announcements are either verifying, or not verifying, the first round of results. Meanwhile, there have been well over 100 theoretical articles trying to explain the initial experimental results. While the growing body of observations need to be explained. Jefferson Lab has become the world's leading venue for such experiments, and a major program involving several experiments is being undertaken to verify the whether the various predicted pentaquark states exist, and if so, to elucidate their spectroscopy and their other properties. The seminar will review the recent experimental data, and discuss the planned Jefferson Lab experimental program.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Gant Science Complex