Thought for the month

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” Ovid, Roman Poet (43 BC – 17 AD).

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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