46) University of York

The hadron physics group at York uses intense electromagnetic beams to address fundamental questions in physics and astrophysics at distance scales ranging from the quark level, through nuclei to neutron stars. The group's programme is carried out at electromagnetic beam facilities such as the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory (JLAB) in the USA, the MAMI-C microtron facility in Germany. The group is also helping to develop technologies for the future Electron-ion collider (EIC) to be hosted at Brookhaven National Lab.

The intensities and beam energies achievable at these next generation facilities create exciting and new opportunities to elucidate the properties of strongly interacting matter, from the scale of nuclei down to the scale of their nucleon and quark components. The group develops state-of-the-art detector systems employed at overseas laboratories. It constructed the fast timing hodoscope, which operates near to the beamline with the CLAS12 experiment at Jefferson Laboratory, particle identification detector systems and nucleon spin polarimeters at MAMI. The group has an active programme in developing new technologies for nuclear spin polarised targets and detectors. Its expertise in detection technologies, readout and simulation has led to spin-offs in medical and applied physics, including the current programme in quantum-entangled PET medical imaging.

Dr. Daniel Watts will be the main researcher involved in the project. Dr. Watts leads the hadron physics

research theme within the nuclear physics group at University of York.

University of York has specific roles in JRA7- HaSP.

EC funds in JRA7- HaSP.



15 June 2022


  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824093
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