SIGNIFICANT EVENTS - EDUCATION and OUTREACH
05/14/03

CQ Investigator Publishes Outreach Paper

Professor David Goodstein of Caltech, the PI on the CQ guest investigation slated to fly on the first mission of the Low Temperature Microgravity physics facility, reports the acceptance of a paper to explain his team's research to other physicists not specialists in this field. The paper, "A Dynamic New Look at the Lambda Transition" by David Goodstein and Andrew R. Chatto, has been accepted for publication by the American Journal of Physics. The authors discuss aspects of the theory of critical points and they explore the superfluid transition in 4He. The paper reviews recent theoretical and experimental work on this system emphasizing non-equilibrium conditions. Some near-future space experiments that might shed light on disagreements between theory nd experiments are also described.



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