Experimental Nuclear Physics

Overview

The focus of our group remains the understanding of the strong interaction in the nuclear medium. Our intention is to measure the elementary amplitudes for meson photoproduction and baryon excitation on the nucleon and see how they are modified in the nuclear medium, particularly in the light nuclei, where the nuclear density changes dramatically with very little change in nuclear size.

The focus of our program in experimental medium-energy nuclear physics is the understanding of the long-, intermediate-, and short-range part of the strong interaction both in the fundamental pion-N, eta-N and rho-N interactions and in the interactions of the photons, electrons, and mesons with the nucleon within the nuclear medium.

Our Data Analysis Center is operated under the auspices of The George Washington University Institute for Nuclear Studies.


Faculty

  • William Briscoe
  • Evangeline Downie
  • Gerald Feldman
  • Allena Opper
  • Igor Strakovsky