The Charles Augustus Thompson Lecture Series: Leadership and Diversity in Action consists of a twice per semester series of talks by scholars who are contributing to current literature on diversity broadly stated, with particular reference to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and identity. It is hosted by the Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.
Dancing with Neutrinos
A Lecture by Tammy Walton
February 25, 2013
Tammy Walton is a Ph.D. candidate in the Experimental Nuclear Physics program at Hampton University. In 2008, she joined the MINERνA experiment where she has assisted in construction and assembly of the MINERνA detector planes and outer detector components, as well as software development and reconstruction. Her research on MINERνA examines the measurement of the exclusive muon neutrino charged-current quasi-elastic cross-section on Carbon, Iron, Lead, and plastic scintillator.
Is it better to dance in the rain or in neutrinos? Walton’s presentation will not only answer this question, it will also explain how physicists study the movements and behaviors of, neutrinos, one of the fundamental and least understood particles that make up the universe. Join us for an overview of the history and properties of the neutrino and a discussion of the important role that the neutrino plays in nature.