Colloquium Schedule

Colloquium: Thursday, February 26, 4:10 PM, Lewis Lab 316

Are the Parameters of the Standard Model Fine-Tuned for Carbon-Based Life?

Dean Lee

Physics Department
North Carolina State University

I discuss some recent results obtained using ab initio lattice simulations of effective field theory to probe nuclear structure. In particular I present recent lattice calculations of the Hoyle state of carbon-12 and whether or not light quark masses must be fine-tuned for the viability of carbon-based life.

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Physics and Astronomy Colloquia are usually scheduled for Thursdays at 4:10 PM in Lewis Lab room 316. Refreshments and snacks are available in the nearby coffee room at 3:45 PM.


Physics Colloquium Schedule for SPRING 2015

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January 22Rosi ReedWayne State UniversityThe Connection Between Quantum Chromodynamics and the Quark Gluon Plasma
January 29Marguerite TonjesUniv. of MarylandStudying the Quark-Gluon Plasma at the Large Hadron Collider
February 5Jean PerezUniv. of New HampshireNew Horizons in Solar Wind Turbulence:
Theory, Simulations and Future Observations
February 12Sera CremoniniTexas A & M Univ."Applied" String Theory
February 19Cindy KeelerNiels Bohr InstituteString Theory in the Age of Duality
February 24 (Tuesday)Yelena ProkOld Dominion Univ.Nucleon Spin Structure: New Results from Jefferson Lab
February 26Dean LeeNorth Carolina StateAre the Parameters of the Standard Model Fine-Tuned for Carbon-Based Life?
March 5No ColloquiumAPS March Meeting-
March 12No ColloquiumSpring Break-
March 19Lev MurokhQueens College, CUNY-
March 26Nader EnghetaU Penn-
April 2Clifford BrangwynnePrinceton Univ.-
April 9Taeyoon KimPurdue Univ.-
April 16Boris YakobsonRice University-
April 23Dmitry SmirnovFlorida State Univ.-
April 30Vivek ShenoyU Penn-
May 7---