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Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • Experimental Nuclear Physics

    We conduct experiments at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, VA. We serve as spokespeople on a number of experiments that use Jefferson Lab’s electron and photon beams to study the internal structure of nuclei and nucleons. Learn more about experimental nuclear physics research and view publications by our team.

  • Theoretical Nuclear Physics

    From the physics of economic systems to particle, nuclear and astrophysics, we're involved in a variety of research activities.

    We’re working on a diverse set of topics which include: the physics of economics, Lattice Gauge Field Theory, Computational Physics, the physics of neutron stars, astrophysical neutrino emissions, Baryon models, Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics, Quantum Chromodynamics, short range correlations in nuclei, and cold dense matter.

  • Experimental Particle Physics

    Our High Energy Particle Physics group (HEP) conducts research at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and is a member of the Compact Muon Solenoid collaboration, one of the LHC’s four main experiments.

    We’re currently conducting research on standard model processes at LHC energies of 7.0 TeV. We’re also involved in a variety of activities related to the maintenance and operation of the detector. In particular, our group has responsibilities in maintaining and operating the Detector Control System and the Laser Calibration system for the Hadron Calorimeter.

    We also have a group that works on distributed and GRID computing for CMS. We’re also a member of CHEPREO, an NSF supported grant that funds both the HEP and the Physics Education Research groups. The latter focuses on improving learning and the education of students, from high school through the graduate level.

    Learn more about experimental particle physics research and experimental particle physics research facilities.