Andrew J. R. Puckett, Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Professor Puckett in office

Professor Puckett is an experimental nuclear/particle physicist studying the internal structure of strongly interacting matter in high-energy fixed-target electron-nucleon and electron-nucleus scattering experiments at Jefferson Lab (JLab). The recently completed 12 GeV upgrade of JLab's Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility to a maximum beam energy of 11 GeV (12 GeV) for electron-beam (photon-beam) experiments, augmented by state-of-the-art target and detector systems, will enable a world-leading physics program leading to three-dimensional imaging of the internal quark structure of protons, neutrons and nuclei with unprecedented precision in both coordinate and momentum space. The ultimate goal of the experiments is to understand how strongly interacting matter is built from its elementary quark and gluon constituents in terms of Quantum Chromodynamics, the theory of the strong interaction. Click the image to see the list of publications and citations (according to Google Scholar)

Recent news/events

Professor Puckett awarded new three-year grant from the Department of Energy

Professor Puckett was recently awarded a new three-year grant from the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics (topic area: Medium-Energy Nuclear Physics) to support our group’s efforts in the Super BigBite Spectrometer (SBS) Collaboration in Jefferson Lab’s Experimental Hall A. The research supported by the grant, titled “Three-dimensional structure of […]

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Positrons @CEBAF “White Paper” published to arxiv

The “White Paper” detailing the science case for a positron beam at Jefferson Lab was published to the arxiv.org preprint server on July 29. Professor Puckett authored the section on polarization transfer in positron-proton elastic scattering. The “White Paper” can be found here.

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Physics Department Upcoming Events

  1. Nov 30 Condensed Matter Physics Seminar9:30am
  2. Nov 30 Particle, Astrophysics, And Nuclear Physics Seminar2:00pm
  3. Dec 2 Astronomy Seminar10:00am
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Contact Information

Phone: (860) 486-7137 (Office)
andrew.puckett@uconn.edu
Address: 196 Auditorium Road, Unit 3046
Storrs, CT 06269-3046
More: https://physics.uconn.edu/person/andrew-puckett/