The Proton Radius Old Measurements and New Ideas


The radius of the proton, generally assumed to be a well measured and understood quantity has recently come under scrutiny due to highly precise, yet conflicting, experimental results. These new results have generated a host of interpretations, none of which are completely satisfactory. I will discuss the existing results, focusing on the discrepancy between the various extractions. I will briefly discuss some theoretical attempts at resolution and focus on new scattering measurements, both planned and already underway, that are attempting to resolve the puzzle.

Speaker : 

Prof. Guy Ron (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel -- George Washington University, Washington DC)


Presentation at 3:45 PM, NPL 178 Coffee and cookies starting at 3:30 PM