We expect two new Ph.D. student openings in our group between 2014-16.
QUARK-GLUON STRUCTURE OF MESONS AND NUCLEONS
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 mesons and
nucleons. This has motivated an ambitious program in Deep Exclusive electron
scattering reactions, where the system responds coherently to the incoming
probe and provides a clearer picture of the inner workings of QCD (the theory
of strong interactions in the Standard Model). We lead several experiments at
the newly upgraded Jefferson Lab (USA), 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 of these particles.
We are looking for students interested in helping with the commissioning of the
newly-upgraded experimental apparatus, and taking a major role in our
experiments on pion, kaon and nucleon structure. Research would include data
taking and detector work in the USA, data analysis, simulations and graduate
class work in Canada. The experiments are middle-sized, being large enough for
you to gain experience working in an international collaboration, yet small
enough to be exposed to nearly every aspect of the research work. This would
allow you to become a well-rounded scientist, capable of critical thinking,
leadership and teamwork in your future career.
For more details on the graduate research opportunities with my group, please
see the research page.
For additional information, please contact:
- Funding support is available to all successful applicants.
- In nuclear/particle physics, it is essential that you enjoy research in a
collaborative setting, where you are responsible for the progress of your
individual project, and interact frequently with the larger research group.
- Preference is given to applicants with an intense interest in nuclear and
particle physics, and experience with scientific computing such as c++, linux
shell and/or fortran programming.
- It is also valuable for applicants to have a good understanding of quantum
mechanics and electrodynamics.
- Information on the university's formal application procedure can be
- Foreign applicants are expected to score good grades on either the TOEFL or
IELTS English proficiency exams.
Dr. Garth Huber
Department of Physics
University of Regina
Regina, SK, S4S 0A2, Canada
Tel: +1 306 585 4240
Fax: +1 306 585 5659