Λ photoproduction on a deuteron at threshold energies

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Venue:CP 107

Abstract:

The research that has been my focus as a PhD candidate at Tohoku University is Strangeness physics. The aim of the study was to measure the generation of “strange” particles, of which emphasis was placed on one named Λ, by a high-energy photon. In this brief talk I will give a general introduction to nuclear physics and the motivations for such a study. This will be followed by an overview of the experiment and a few results.

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Brief biographical sketch:*

Brian O. Beckford is a Ph.D. student in physics at Tohoku University, with M.S. and B.S in physics from Florida International University. He has been active in organizations such as the Society of Physics Students, and was awarded the Super Doctor Fellowship to study in Japan. As undergrad at Florida International University also he participated in the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Fellowship

Brian currently preparing for his PhD defense, avidly training in Japanese arts (Kendo and Iaido), and has recently been consolidating his writings into a collection named “Unforeseen Meditations”.

Brian is originally from Jamaica, but was raised in Miami, Florida. His interests include spending time reading philosophy and poetry, pencil drawing, cycling, and plans to enter into the Ironman triathlon in the future along with Alejandro De la Puente.