Donal Day earned his Ph.D from the University of Virginia in 1979 and is currently a Research Professor in experimental nuclear and particle physics.
Our research program is at the forefront of the studies of the fundamental properties of the nucleons, i.e. the proton and neutron, which are the two building blocks of the atomic nucleus.
The interactions of quarks and gluons, the underlying constituents of strongly interacting matter, are well described by the basic theory, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). However, the way in which quarks and gluons are confined within the nucleons and the mesons (responsible for nuclear forces), is poorly understood in QCD. We concentrate on experiments that use spin degrees of freedom (i.e. using polarized targets and beams) in electron-nucleon/nucleus interactions to extract new information about the properties of these fundamental building blocks of nature and lend new insights into these basic and longstanding problems. We are unique among university based research groups as we have the capabilities of developing, building and maintaining the cryogenic polarized targets critical for this research which is carried out at the Jefferson Lab whose unique capabilities make this research possible.
Quasielastic Electron Scattering Archive
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Nuclear Charge Density Archive
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It is a bit fradulent to use the list generated by the collection agencies. They pick all publications with your name and affiliation even though you might only participated modestly. Since I am not competing for an award or applying for a job I allow this list to stand. I'll try to clean it up. Those that know me can conjecture about my involvement. Those that don't can ask for a vetted list.
Graduate students, where they are now, and year graduated (or will graduate). If you click on their names, you can find their thesis.
|D. Abrams||Writing and Analysis Stage||2021|
|D. Nguyen||MIT and Jefferson Lab||2018|
|M. Yurov||Research Associate LANL||2018|
|Zhihong Ye||Research Associate, Argonne National Lab||2013|
|Jonathan Mulholland||Research Associate (UTK - NIST)||2012|
|James Maxwell||Staff Scientist, Jefferson Lab||2012|
|Vahe Mamyan||Medical Physics Training||2010|
|Nadia Fomin||Ass’t Professor at Univ. Tenn. Knoxville||2008|
|Justin Wright (MS)||US Army Night Vision Lab||2006|
|Chris Harris||Director of Licensing, Ctr. for Tech. Transfer and Commercialization, Vanderbilt U||2001|
|Hongguo Zhu||Physical Scientist, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)||2001|
|Chris Cothran||Director of Instructional Laboratories, Physics, Georgetown University||2000|
|Paul McKee||Principal, Quantitative Investment Management LLC||2000|
Find in the table below a list of my recent talks. You can download the pdf file of the talk (if available) and more information about the meeting by following the links.
I gave a series of five lectures entitled "The Structure of Nucleons and Nuclei" at the 22nd Annual Hampton University Graduate Studies Program (HUGS) at Jefferson Lab in 2007.