Meson ProductionDeep Exclusive Electron ScatteringIntermediate Energy Nuclear PhysicsHadronic structure
One of the top 10 unsolved problems in physics is the nature of the strong force where quark confinement dominates. I.E. it is poorly understood how quark and gluon interactions give rise to the observed properties of strongly-interacting particles, such as pions, kaons and protons. I lead several experiments at Jefferson Lab, which will take data with unprecedented accuracy and will measure some of these properties for the first time to better understand the underlying quark-gluon structure.
Virtual Compton scattering and the generalized polarizabilities of the proton at Q2=0.92 and 1.76 GeV2