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

Proton radius puzzle apparently resolved…

The PRAD collaboration recently published their results on very low Q2 electron-proton scattering in Hall B at Jefferson Lab, extracting a proton charge radius of rp = 0.831 ± 0.007 (stat) ± 0.012 (syst) fm, consistent with the precise extraction of this quantity from measurements of the Lamb shift in muonic hydrogen, first published in […]

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Professor Puckett gives invited talk at ECT* “Diquark” Workshop

Professor Puckett is attending and presenting an invited talk at the workshop “Diquark Correlations in Hadron Physics” at the European Center for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*) in Trento, Italy, during the week of Sept. 23-27. The webpage and program of the workshop can be found at the following link.

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First paper from Tritium family of experiments in Hall A published

The first paper from the recently completed family of tritium target experiments in JLab’s Hall A is now published in Physics Letters B. The final published version of the paper can be found online at The INSPIRE-HEP database entry for the paper can be found at The paper reports the first measurement of […]

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Physics Department Upcoming Events

  1. Jul 14 Condensed Matter Physics Seminar10:00am
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