Physics Research and Information

My primary research interests lie in the direction of few-body nuclear physics, that is, study of the properties of deuterium, helium-3, and helium-4. The studies are carried out using high-energy electron beams at accelerator facilities in the USA and Europe.
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The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF)

My group is heavily involved with the instrumentation and physics program for Hall A at Jefferson Lab.
Recent activities in Hall A:

MAMI (Mainz, Germany)

I collaborate with my colleagues at MIT as part of the A1 collaboration at the Institut für Kernphysik in Mainz, Germany. Here we do research on the structure of the nuclei 3He and 4He, as well as electromagnetic-interaction dynamics, using the (e,e'p) reaction. In 1995, we did a series of L/T separations for these reactions with the apparatus set to emphasize the quasielastic peak. In 1996 and 1998 we made measurements at energy transfers away from the quasielastic peak, which will change contributions from Delta-resonance effects, presumably allowing us to isolate the pure multinucleon effects if they are present. I have spent a lot of time understanding bremsstrahlung processes in (e,e'p) reactions in the context of this experiment, and recently submitted a paper on the results. You can follow this link for various documentation about running at Mainz. This is probably only interesting to other people who are running at Mainz!

NIKHEF-K, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I worked as a postdoc in the EMIN group at NIKHEF-K for three years, and had a great time living in Amsterdam among those nutty Dutch people (even married one of them.) I also went in the fall of 1996 to collaborate on an experiment searching for effects of strong short-range nuclear effects in the 16O(e,e'pp) reaction. Unfortunately, this fine laboratory has been shut down so my involvement is limited to collaborations with NIKHEF researchers at other laboratories (unfortunately as well, none of these other laboratories are located in Amsterdam).

The Indiana University Cyclotron Facility, Bloomington, Indiana

I got my Ph.D. from this place, and had a great time living in Bloomington with all those nutty Hoosier people. The results of my Ph.D. thesis work were published in Phys. Lett. B. You can find an electronic version of this paper here.

Scientific Computing on Linux Workstations

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For tips on doing nuclear physics research, click here.
Jeff Templon
Last modified: Mon May 19 23:37:12 EDT 1997