UHM Physics Department Colloquia - Previous Years

10+1 Best Reasons to like CP Violation, Prof Yossi Nir (Weizmann Institute)

112 (Watanabe Hall)


Watanabe Hall

2505 Correa Road Honolulu, HI 96822
CP violation refers to interactions that distinguish matter from antimatter. It plays a crucial role in cosmology, and provides stringent tests of the Standard Model of particle physics. I describe these aspects of CP violation, with emphasis on the progress in our understanding of this phenomenon thanks to intensive experimental effort in the last 15 years. This talk is intended to be accessible to UH physicists in all sub-fields. Professor Nir is the co-author of a popular book on CP violation http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8475.html