12-16 October 2015
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Europe/Budapest timezone

The Proton Radius - Current Measurements and New Ideas

Oct 14, 2015, 4:30 PM
Kis terem (Small conference room) (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Kis terem (Small conference room)

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1051 Budapest, Széchenyi tér 9.


Guy Ron (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)


The radius of the proton, generally assumed to be a well measured and understood quantity has recently come under scrutiny due to highly precise, yet conflicting, experimental results. These new results have generated a host of interpretations, none of which are completely satisfactory. I will discuss the existing results, focusing on the discrepancy between the various extractions. I will briefly discuss some theoretical attempts at resolution and focus on new scattering measurements, both planned and already underway, that are attempting to resolve the puzzle.

Primary author

Guy Ron (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

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