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Hadronic Nuclear Physics
Dr. Volker Crede
Professor of Physics


Location & Contact
(room)  212 Keen Building
(email)  crede"@"fsu.edu
(ph)  850/644-2423
(fax)  850/644-4478 (fax)
(address)  315 Keen Bldg.
(address)  FSU Physics Dept.
(address)  Tallahassee, FL 32306


Hadronic Physics:
Understanding the Building Blocks of Nature

Interested in a Ph.D. in Hadronic Physics?

Our group is involved with The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). This laboratory provides high quality beams of (polarized) electrons and photons that allow scientists to extract information on the quarks and gluons that make up hadrons.

Dissertation work ranges from detector construction and software development for the GlueX Experiment to analysis of data from the CLAS Experiment.

Dr. Crede received his Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics in 2000 from the University of Bonn in Germany, where he studied isospin relations in antiproton-deuteron annihilations at rest and searched for quasinuclear bound states. He spent additional three and half years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Helmholtz-Institute of Radiation and Nuclear Physics at the University of Bonn investigating subnuclear systems using electromagnetic probes and studying the nucleon excitation spectrum at the CBELSA/TAPS Experiment. In 2003, he was awarded a Feodor-Lynen research fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to research the production and decay of D mesons in electron-positron annihilation processes at Cornell University. In December 2004, Dr. Crede joined the Physics Department at Florida State University.


Mystery of quarks

Mystery of Quarks Video
Real Media, 9.5 Mb
©Jefferson Lab

Flux tube

Flux tube animation
Animated GIF, 0.4 Mb
©Derek Leinweber