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INT S@INT Seminar: "PREX-II: Measuring the Neutral Weak Form-Factor of 208Pb"

Caryn Palatchi, University of Virginia
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:30am

The recent PREX-II experiment has measured the parity-violating asymmetry in elastic electron scattering off the lead-208 nucleus. This new result will be presented alongside the experimental methods used to perform the challenging measurement. Precise measurement of Apv provides a determination of the neutron skin thickness in lead-208 and constrains the density dependence of the symmetry energy in the nuclear equation of state. PREX-II has implications for the central density of saturated nuclear matter and astronomical observations of neutron stars.

Zoom link will be available via announcement email, or by contacting: ikolbe[at]

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