Nuclear Theory Center

Nuclear Theory Center

Neutron Rich Matter

Dense neutron rich matter is central to many fundemental questions in nuclear physics and astrophysics and is being studied with an extraordinary variety of laboratory and astronomical tools. These tools include radioactive beam accelerators and electromagnetic, neutrino, and gravitational wave observatories.

Principal Investigator: Chuck Horowitz


The Lead Radius Experiment (PREX)

PREX is an experiment at Jefferson Laboratory that uses parity violating electron scattering to determine the neutron distribution in 208Pb.  This has many important implications for astrophysics, nuclear structure, and atomic parity violation experiments.

Principal Investigator: Chuck Horowitz


The Equation of State of Dense Matter

We are performing large-scale virial and relativistic mean field calculations of the pressure of dense nuclear matter as a function of density, temperature, and composition. These results are being used in astrophysical simulations of supernovae, neutron star mergers, and black hole formation.

Principal Investigator: Chuck Horowitz


Quark Distribution Functions

Models of quark distributions and how these depend on charge symmetry breaking.

Principal Investigator: Tim Londergan


Coulomb Gauge QCD

Quantum Chromodynamics Formalism to describe hadron structure and quark confinement.

Principal Investigator: Adam Szczepaniak


Partial Wave Analysis

Analysis of scattering experiments to uncover new hadrons and their properties.

Principal Investigator: Adam Szczepaniak