Problem Sets

Paper Presentation

Below is a list of seminal papers in nuclear and particle physics. You are asked to form a team of two and pick a paper (first come first served). Please review the paper and prepare a 20-minute presentation summarizing the paper and also setting it into context. You can also suggest a paper not listed below.

Parity Violation

Experimental Test of Parity Conservation in Beta Decays

CP Violation

Evidence for the \(2\pi\) Decays of the \(K_2^0\) Meson

W Boson

Observation of Single Isolated Electrons of High Transverse Momentum in Events with Missing Transverse Energy at the CERN pp Collider

Z Boson

Experimental Observation of Lepton Pairs of Invariant Mass around 95 GeV/c2 at the CERN SPS Collider

Neutrino Oscillations

Evidence for Oscillation of Atmospheric Neutrinos

Higgs Boson

Observation of a New Boson at a Mass of 125 GeV with the CMS Experiment at the LHC

Observation of a New Particle in the Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC


Possible Existence of a Neutron

Fermi’s Theory of Beta Decay

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