Several thesis topics are available in our group. We are in general interested in learning more about the properties of quarks and gluons in the nucleon and how they are contributing to the overall properties of the parent proton and, by extension, to the nature of visible mass as well has how they form hadrons.
For this purpose we are involved in two experimental programs.
At the new CLAS12 detector which is located at Jefferson Lab, about 3.5 hrs from Duke University we study electron-proton scattering to extract the 3D structure of protons and at the new Belle II experiment at KEK in Japan, we study how hadrons are formed from quarks. In particular how the quantum numbers of the quarks, like their polarization, are expressed in the properties of the hadrons.
If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Vossen.