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

Professor Puckett in office

The photo above shows members of the group on the BigBite Spectrometer service platform in Hall A of Jefferson Lab during the SBS installation in July 2021. From left to right: Prof. Puckett, Dr. Eric Fuchey, Graduate Research Assistants Sebastian Seeds and Provakar Datta. 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, together with high-speed data acquisition and high-performance computing, has enabled 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 generally accepted theory of the strong interaction within the Standard Model. Click the image to see the list of publications and citations (according to Google Scholar).

Recent news/events

50 Years of Quantum Chromodynamics Published in EPJ C

The “50 Years of Quantum Chromodynamics” invited review by the European Physical Journal C is now published online at the following link: Professor Puckett contributed section 10.1 on nucleon electromagnetic form factors. The review is a comprehensive history and introduction to research in QCD intended to serve as a useful reference for researchers in […]

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UConn physics SBS collaborators at Hawaii DNP Meeting, 2023

Professor Puckett and UConn physics graduate students Provakar Datta and Sebastian Seeds were part of a strong contingent of Hall A SBS Collaborators at the recent APS DNP/JPS meeting on the big island of Hawaii, reporting on the progress of various data analyses and the preparations for upcoming experiments. This was the 6th Joint Meeting […]

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SBS Collaboration Meeting, July 17-18, 2023

Professor Puckett and UConn graduate students Provakar Datta, Sebastian Seeds, and Kip Hunt participated in the Super BigBite Spectrometer (SBS) Collaboration Meeting at Jefferson Lab on July 17-18, 2023. In the two-day meeting, talks were presented on the status of ongoing experiments, SBS equipment developments, data analysis of completed experiments, preparations for upcoming experiments, and […]

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Physics Department Upcoming Events

  1. Feb 23 Graduate student seminar 12:15pm
  2. Mar 22 Graduate student seminar 12:15pm
  3. Mar 22 Dr. James Cryan, SLAC National Lab (UConn Physics Colloquium) 3:30pm
  4. Mar 29 Dr. Nick Hutzler, California Institute of Technology (UConn Physics Colloquium) 3:30pm
  5. Apr 1 Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar 2:00pm
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Storrs, CT 06269-3046