Thought for the month

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than cabbages, concludes that it will also make better soup.” Henry L. Mencken, journalist & author (1880 - 1956).

Monday, 11 June 2018

Weak proton charge

A team at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has measured the weak charge of the proton by scattering a beam of spin-polarized electrons from stationary protons in a liquid hydrogen target. The value is 0.0719 ± 0.0045.

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