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

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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

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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Preprint of ECT* Diquark Workshop Proceedings submitted to PPNP

The manuscript of the proceedings paper from the September 2019 ECT* “Diquark Correlations” workshop in Trento, Italy has recently been submitted for publication to Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics. The preprint of the paper can be found at the following link. Professor Puckett gave an invited talk at the workshop and wrote the section of […]

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Two new experiments approved by Jefferson Lab Program Advisory Committee

Two new experiments using the Super BigBite Spectrometer (SBS) have been approved by the Jefferson Lab Program Advisory Committee (PAC) at its 48th meeting. The goal of the first experiment (E12-20-010), with UConn postdoc Eric Fuchey as co-spokesperson and contact person, is to perform the first precise measurement of the so-called “Rosenbluth slope” in the […]

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Physics Department Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 25 Physics Colloquium: Visualizing The Proton3:30pm
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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
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