In-class presentation will cover one of the published research papers in experimental particle physics (high energy physics). These papers can be taken from the textbook "The Experimental Foundations of Particle Physics" by Robert N. Cahn and Gerson Goldhaber (seond edition). In the list below, both location of the article in the above book and its direct link are given. Access to PROLA database is provided through the subscription of the Johns Hopkins University.

Presentations will take place in the last month of classes. Each presentation will be approximately 20 minutes with typically three people presenting in each class. Computer projector could be used for presentation. In addition, a one-page outline of the presentation is due in March.

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List of papers offered for the class presentation:

(1) The Positive Electron
Physical Review 43, 491 (1933)
See Chapter 1 of the book, and page 9 in particular.

(2) Observation of Antiprotons
Phys. Rev. 100, 947 (1955)
See Chapter 4 of the book, and page 87 in particular.

(3) Observation of a Hyperon with Strangeness Minus Three
Phys. Rev. Lett. 12, 204 (1964)
See Chapter 5 of the book, and page 144 in particular.

(4) Evidence for the 2pi Decay of the K20 Meson
Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 138 (1964)
See Chapter 7 of the book, and page 206 in particular.

(5) Experimental Observation of a Heavy Particle J
Phys. Rev. Lett. 33, 1404 (1974)
Discovery of a Narrow Resonance in e+e- Annihilation
Phys. Rev. Lett. 33, 1406 (1974)
See Chapter 9 of the book, and pages 266 and 268 in particular.

(6) Evidence for Anomalous Lepton Production in e+e- Annihilation
Phys. Rev. Lett. 35, 1489 (1975)
See Chapter 9 of the book, and page 284 in particular.


Measurement of e+e-=>e+e- and e+e-=>mu+mu-
Phys. Rev. Lett. 34, 233 (1975)

(7) Experimental observation of isolated large transverse energy electrons with associated missing energy at sqrt(s)=540 GeV
Phys. Lett. B 122, 103 (1983)
See Chapter 12 of the book, and page 381 in particular.

(8) Observation of Top Quark Production in Pbar-P Collisions
Phys.Rev.Lett. 74, 2626 (1995)
Observation of the Top Quark
Phys.Rev.Lett. 74, 2632 (1995)
See Chapter 14 of the book, and pages 422 and 428 in particular.

(9) Measurement of the CP Violation Parameter sin(2phi1) in Bd0 Meson Decays
Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2509 (2001)
Measurement of CP-Violating Asymmetries in B0 Decays to CP Eigenstates
Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2515 (2001)
See Chapter 15 of the book, and pages 461 and 467 in particular.

(10) Measurement of the Rate of nu_e + d => p + p + e- Interactions Produced by 8B Solar Neutrinos
Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 071301 (2001)
See Chapter 16 of the book, and page 526 in particular.


Solar 8B and hep Neutrino Measurements from 1258 Days of Super-Kamiokande Data
Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5651 (2001)