"The Social Life of Heavy Quarks"

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:15pm
428 Pupin Hall

Marek Karliner

Tel-Aviv University

"The Social Life of Heavy Quarks"

I will discuss recent developments regarding new types of hadrons involving heavy quarks: hadronic molecules, doubly heavy baryons, stable tetraquarks and others. I will also explain how the discovery of the doubly heavy baryon leads to quark-level analogue of nuclear fusion, with energy release per reaction an order of magnitude greater than in ordinary fusion.

About the speaker

Marek Karliner was born in Poland in 1955 and arrived in Israel in 1969. He received his B.Sc. in physics in 1979 and his Ph.D. in 1984 (with Prof. David Horn), both from Tel Aviv University. As a graduate student he spent one year at Stanford University as Fulbright Fellow. Between 1984 and 1988 he was a Chaim Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellow and then a Research Associate at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. In 1988 the Higher Education Council of Israel awarded him the Alon Fellowship for Outstanding Junior Faculty and subsequently he joined TAU School of Physics and Astronomy as a senior lecturer. At TAU he has been a Professor of Physics since 1995 and also served as Chairman of Particle Physics Department in 2006-2010 and Chairman of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute of Theoretical Physics in 2010-2015. Karliner's research is in the field of theoretical physics of elementary particles. He is incumbent on the Edouard and Francoise Jaupart Chair of Theoretical Physics of Particles and Fields. In 2003-2005 he was a Visiting Professor at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Since 2017 he has been a Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences.