Colloquium: Thursday, February 26, 4:10 PM, Lewis Lab 316
Are the Parameters of the Standard Model Fine-Tuned for Carbon-Based Life?
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.
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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