Nuclear Physics at Jefferson Lab: Present and Future

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Nuclear Physics at Jefferson Lab: Present and Future


Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) has been established as the theory that describes the strong interactions between quarks and gluons, the building blocks of our universe. However, many fundamental questions remain unanswered, particularly in the non-perturbative regime where QCD cannot be solved analytically. The role of confinement in the structure of strong interaction hadrons, the spectrum of different species of particles, as well as the origin of nucleon spins, are just a few example of the exciting problems that nuclear physicists from around the world seek to address at Jefferson Lab. In the past decade, many results Jefferson Lab (JLab) have shed new perspectives on our understanding of the strong interactions. With the 12GeV upgrade currently undergoing at JLab, a new generation of experiments with high statistics and high precision will be conducted using the state-of-art facilities at JLab, promising further and better understanding of QCD, the spectrum of strong interacting particles, and the structure of nucleons. Physicists from Florida International University actively participate in many of these experiments. Recent results as well as future experiments will be reviewed.

Biography: Bachelor: Peking University

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

Postdoc: Jefferson laboratory

Postdoc: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Research Interest: Exotic Mesons, hyperon polarization, hadron spectroscopy, nuclear medium modification, color transparency (Jlab), cold nuclear matter effect (d-Au collision) at RHIC, Drell-Yan physics at Fermi Lab, etc.