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Research Statement


FSU physicists are exploring the hadronic nuclear matter utilizing the continuous electron beam accelerator at Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory. They are working to uncover how quarks and gluons behave in atomic nuclei with electron scattering and photproduction experiments. Dr. Larry Dennis and Dr. Paul Eugenio are leaders in the effort to double the energy of Jefferson Lab's accelerator, which will make possible the production of a whole new class of matter-- gluonic matter. A major part of the Jefferson Lab upgrade is the construction of a hermetic detector (GlueX Experiment) in a new experimental hall (Hall D) which will be used to detect this new family of matter. Dr. Dennis has focused in part on the computing issues associated with the enormous amounts of data resulting from these experiments, and he has collaborated with computer scientists to make important advances in the handling of very large databases. Dr. Eugenio's expertise in partial wave analysis allows FSU to build on its strengths in theoretical and computational physics and apply these techniques to further enhance the nuclear research at CLAS, Jefferson Lab's large acceptence spectrometer in Hall B, and eventually to take full advantage of the upgrade to Jefferson Lab.


HNP Alumnus

Doctoral Students

Student   Professional Residence   Graduated
Shifeng Chen
Duke University Medical Center
2006
Thesis:
"First Measurement of Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering with a Polarized Proton Target"
Burnham Stokes
George Washington University
2006
Thesis:
"Search for Resonances in the Photoproduction of Proton-Antiproton Pairs"
Charles Hanretty

Measurement of the Polarization Observables Is and Ic for gp -> p p+p- Using the CLAS Spectrometer

2011
Craig Bookwalter

A Search for Exotic Mesons in gp ->np+p+p- with CLAS at Jefferson Lab

2012
Andrew Wilson

Photoproduction of w Mesons and pw Meson Pairs Off the Free Proton

2012
Mukesh Saini

Search for New and Unusual Strangeonia in Photoproduction Using CLAS

2013

Masters Students

Student   Professional Residence   Graduated
Philip Coltharp
Florida State University
2005
Blake Sharin
Florida State University
2006
Lukasz Blaszczyk
Florida State University
2007
Tada Takeuchi

Florida State University

Aaron McVeigh

Florida State University

Bachelors Students

Student   Professional Residence   Graduated
James Custer
Florida State University
2007
Anna Woodard

Florida State University

2010
Peter Morales

Florida State University

2012