Seminar Details

The Lead Radius Experiment and Neutron Rich Matter

C. J. Horowitz, Indiana University and MSU
Wednesday, February 15, 4:10 PM - Nuclear Science Seminar
NSCL Lecture Hall

The Lead Radius Experiment (PREX) at Jefferson Laboratory uses parity violating electron scattering to measure the neutron radius of 208Pb. This electroweak reaction is free from most strong interaction uncertainties. We describe the experiment, present first results, and discuss some of the implications for nuclear structure and neutron rich matter in astrophysics. We end with possibilities for future measurements.