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DE-FG02-88ER40410: Electromagnetic Studies of Nucleons and Nuclear Structure

Award Status: Active
  • Institution: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • DUNS: 111089470
  • PM: Rai, Gulshan
  • Most Recent Award Date: 05/20/2020
  • Number of Support Periods: 33
  • PI: Slifer, Karl
  • Current Budget Period: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
  • Current Project Period: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020
  • Supplement Budget Period: N/A

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Electromagnetic Studies of Nucleon and Nuclear Structure

Karl J. Slifer, University of New Hampshire (Principal Investigator)

Maurik W. Holtrop, University of New Hampshire (Co-Principal Investigator)

Elena Long, University of New Hampshire (Co-Principal Investigator)


The research activities of the University of New Hampshire Nuclear Physics Group is motivated by the following fundamental questions: 

  • How does nucleon structure arise from quark and gluon interactions, and what role does spin play in this process? 
  • What exactly is Dark Matter?

These questions are addressed in large scale experiments performed at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Facility. The group leads experiments which probe the spin structure of the proton, the nature of nucleon short-range correlations, and search for a dark matter candidate.  In the long term, the group is establishing a program to clarify the connection between the tensor spin structure of nuclei and short-range nucleon-nucleon correlations.

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