Quarks, BJ, and me February 21, 2007Posted by dorigo in humor, personal, physics, science, social life, travel.
The Nobel prize winner James Bjorken is pictured in this rare archive photograph with the famous physicist Tommaso Dorigo, co-discoverer of the heaviest quark:
The date of the picture is unknown, but it looks like BJ is considering Tommaso’s ideas about assigning partons a variable fraction of the proton momentum through a continuous variable x.
Jokes aside, this was taken in 1996 at a SLAC summer school in Stanford, CA. We were really discussing quarks, in truth: the six-jet decay mode of the top pairs recently discovered at the Tevatron – my paper on that signature had not been published yet.
I stumbled in this picture, which I long thought lost, while putting some order in my messy hard drive…