Time: 11:00-13:30, Friday, May 26, 2023
Venue: 1F Auditorium, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica
Speaker: Dr. Iris Abt (Max Planck Institute of Physics, Munich)
Host: Dr. Henry Tsz King Wong (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica)
Website: https://indico.phys.sinica.edu.tw/event/71/page/159-joint-colloquium-seminar-dr-iris-abt

Protons dominate the visible mass of the universe. They formed right after the big bang and are still there. Even though they have been studied for many years, they still hold a lot of secrets. Why are they so immensely stable? How does their inside (and their outside) really look like? Why does perturbative QCD work at all when used to describe them? Where is their spin hiding? A summary of what we know and do not know about the proton is attempted and the common framework of perturbative QCD introduced.

About the speaker:
Dr. Iris Abt studied physics and mathematics at the University of Hamburg, and was a postdoc researcher at the Stanford Linear Accelerated Center. She is now a Senior Staff at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics in Munich. Her research subjects include neutrino nucleon scattering, e+e- physics, proton nucleon and electron proton scattering as well as neutrionoless double beta decay and detector physics.

A look into the heart of the proton