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Electrons for neutrinos

Project Description

The PhD project will use the world’s leading electromagnetic beam facility at the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory, USA (http://www.jlab.org) to measure electron scattering reactions on nuclei in previously inaccessible kinematic regimes. The project will give exciting new access to the nature of the short range structure of nuclei i.e. what happens when nucleons overlap? This is a key question for nuclear, particle and even astrophysics due to the important implications for neutron stars. The data will also be key to constraining our understanding of the interaction of neutrinos with nuclei. The project will be interdisciplinary working not only with nuclear physicists but also the neutrino community exploiting next-generation long baseline facilities (e.g. DUNE). The project will be part of the e4nu collaboration at JLAB with colleagues at MIT, ODU, MSU and Tel Aviv.

Funding Notes

3 years tuition fees plus stipend (£15,009 for 2019/20).


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