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

SBS Installation in Hall A at Jefferson Lab, July 2021

Professor Andrew Puckett’s research group is currently leading, as part of a collaboration of approximately 100 scientists from approximately 30 US and international institutions, the installation in Jefferson Lab’s Experimental Hall A of the first of a series of planned experiments known as the Super BigBite Spectrometer (SBS) Program, with beam to Hall A tentatively […]

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SBS SIDIS experiment (E12-09-018) jeopardy proposal re-approved by PAC49

Experiment E12-09-018 (the SBS SIDIS experiment) in Jefferson Lab’s Hall A, first approved by JLab PAC38 for 64 beam-days with an “A-” scientific rating in 2011, was evaluated under the Jefferson Lab Program Advisory Committee’s jeopardy process, which periodically reconsiders the approval status, beam time allocation, and scientific rating of experiments which have been approved […]

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Physics Department Upcoming Events

  1. Oct 8 UConn Physics Colloquium3:30pm
  2. Oct 15 Dr. Steve Mirmina, NASA (UConn Physics Colloquium)3:30pm
  3. Nov 5 Charles Reynolds Distinguished Lecture3:30pm
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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/