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Graduate Student Seminar

Friday, October 18, 2019
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Storrs Campus

Prof. A. Puckett, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut

Sub-femtoscale structure of strongly interacting matter from "hard" electron-nucleus collisions

The emergence of nucleon structure and dynamics from strong interactions among its elementary quark and gluon constituents is one of the most difficult and interesting problems in all of physics. The strong interaction, NOT the electroweak Higgs mechanism, is responsible for the dynamical generation of the mass of approximately 98% of all ordinary matter in the universe. Scattering of ultrarelativistic electron beams from nucleon and nuclear targets is the tool of choice for the precision study of nucleon structure.

The Super BigBite Spectrometer (SBS) at Jefferson Lab, a novel device currently nearing completion, with installation and first beam tentatively scheduled for 2020, will facilitate a focused program of high-impact nucleon structure measurements in electron-nucleon scattering at large momentum transfer. In this talk I will give an overview of the SBS program and opportunities for graduate student involvement.


Prof. V. Kharchenko

Physics Department (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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