Monday, November 12, 2007

Journal Club on Nov. 14th

The journal club this week (Wed. 12:15 SW113) is by John Penwell and H. Ogren on "What is the LHC?" The Large Hdron Collider (LHC) is a giant particle accelerator that will open soon. Is the future of physics riding on the LHC?

Journal Club on Nov. 28th

Jon Urheim is giving the Nov. 28 journal club on the latest Auger cosmic ray detector results. "Universe's Highest-Energy Particles Traced Back to Other Galaxies". This is the first time that charged particle cosmic rays have been traced back to their sources. The problem for lower energy cosmic rays, is that their paths are bent by magnetic fields. Now finally, we have gotten to high enough energy that the bending in magnetic fields is small.