Haiyan Gao

Henry Newson Professor of Physics

External Address: 
Ffsc 2313, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90308, Durham, NC 27708-0308
Phone: 
(919) 660-2622

Overview

Prof. Gao's research focuses on understanding the structure of the nucleon in terms of quark and gluon degrees of freedom of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), search for QCD exotics, and fundamental symmetry studies at low energy to search for new physics beyond the Standard Model of electroweak interactions. Most of her work utilizes the novel experimental technique of scattering polarized electrons or photons from polarized gas targets. Over the years, her group built a number of state-of-the-art polarized gas targets including H/D internal gas target and a high-pressure polarized 3He target for photon experiments using the High Intensity Gamma Source (HIGS) facility at the Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory (DFELL). Currently, her group and collaborators are focusing on a novel new experiment on a precise determination of the proton charge radius at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in Newport News, VA, and the SoLID project aiming at a three-dimensional imaging of the internal structure of proton and neutron in momentum space, i.e. nucleon tomography, at JLab.  Her research is being carried out at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab),and the HIGS facility at DFELL.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology 1994

  • B.S., Tsinghua University (China) 1988

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Physics at TUNL/Duke University awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Medium Energy Physics Program at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2017

Xuefei Yan JSA Fellowship awarded by Southeastern Universities Research AssociationJefferson Lab (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Chao Peng JSA Fellowship awarded by Southeastern Universities Research AssociationJefferson Lab (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016

Non-equilibrium Fermi gases awarded by North Carolina State University (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2016

The g2p experiment in Hall A at Jefferson Lab awarded by Southeastern Universities Research AssociationJefferson Lab (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2015

Ramona Bobocel, D, Kay, AC, Zanna, MP, and Olson, JM. "Preface." January 1, 2011. vii-xiv. Full Text

Ye, Z, Sato, N, Allada, K, Liu, T, Chen, J-P, Gao, H, Kang, Z-B, Prokudin, A, Sun, P, and Yuan, F. "Unveiling the nucleon tensor charge at Jefferson Lab: A study of the SoLID case." Physics Letters B 767 (April 2017): 91-98. Full Text

Flay, D, Posik, M, Parno, DS, Allada, K, Armstrong, WR, Averett, T, Benmokhtar, F, Bertozzi, W, Camsonne, A, Canan, M, Cates, GD, Chen, C, Chen, J-P, Choi, S, Chudakov, E, Cusanno, F, Dalton, MM, Deconinck, W, de Jager, CW, Deng, X, Deur, A, Dutta, C, Fassi, LE, Franklin, GB, Friend, M, Gao, H, Garibaldi, F, Gilad, S, Gilman, R, Glamazdin, O, Golge, S, Gomez, J, Guo, L, Hansen, O, Higinbotham, DW, Holmstrom, T, Huang, J, Hyde, C, Ibrahim, HF, Jiang, X, Jin, G, Katich, J, and Kelleher, A et al. "Measurements of and : Probing the neutron spin structure." Physical Review D 94.5 (September 2016). Full Text

Zhang, Y-W, Long, E, Mihovilovič, M, Jin, G, Allada, K, Anderson, B, Annand, JRM, Averett, T, Ayerbe-Gayoso, C, Boeglin, W, Bradshaw, P, Camsonne, A, Canan, M, Cates, GD, Chen, C, Chen, JP, Chudakov, E, De Leo, R, Deng, X, Deur, A, Dutta, C, El Fassi, L, Flay, D, Frullani, S, Garibaldi, F, Gao, H, Gilad, S, Gilman, R, Glamazdin, O, Golge, S, Gomez, J, Hansen, O, Higinbotham, DW, Holmstrom, T, Huang, J, Ibrahim, H, de Jager, CW, Jensen, E, Jiang, X, St John, J, Jones, M, Kang, H, and Katich, J et al. "Measurement of the Target-Normal Single-Spin Asymmetry in Quasielastic Scattering from the Reaction (3)He(↑)(e,e')." Physical review letters 115.17 (October 22, 2015): 172502-. Full Text

Mihovilovič, M, Jin, G, Long, E, Zhang, Y-W, Allada, K, Anderson, B, Annand, JRM, Averett, T, Boeglin, W, Bradshaw, P, Camsonne, A, Canan, M, Cates, GD, Chen, C, Chen, JP, Chudakov, E, De Leo, R, Deng, X, Deltuva, A, Deur, A, Dutta, C, El Fassi, L, Flay, D, Frullani, S, Garibaldi, F, Gao, H, Gilad, S, Gilman, R, Glamazdin, O, Golak, J, Golge, S, Gomez, J, Hansen, O, Higinbotham, DW, Holmstrom, T, Huang, J, Ibrahim, H, de Jager, CW, Jensen, E, Jiang, X, Jones, M, Kang, H, Katich, J, and Khanal, HP et al. "Measurement of double-polarization asymmetries in the quasielastic (3)He[→](e[→],e(')d) process." Physical review letters 113.23 (December 5, 2014): 232505-. Full Text

Zhao, YX, Wang, Y, Allada, K, Aniol, K, Annand, JRM, Averett, T, Benmokhtar, F, Bertozzi, W, Bradshaw, PC, Bosted, P, Camsonne, A, Canan, M, Cates, GD, Chen, C, Chen, J-P, Chen, W, Chirapatpimol, K, Chudakov, E, Cisbani, E, Cornejo, JC, Cusanno, F, Dalton, MM, Deconinck, W, de Jager, CW, De Leo, R, Deng, X, Deur, A, Ding, H, Dolph, PAM, Dutta, C, Dutta, D, El Fassi, L, Frullani, S, Gao, H, Garibaldi, F, Gaskell, D, Gilad, S, Gilman, R, Glamazdin, O, Golge, S, Guo, L, Hamilton, D, and Hansen, O et al. "Single spin asymmetries in charged kaon production from semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering on a transversely polarized target." Physical Review C 90.5 (November 2014). Full Text

Zhang, Y, Qian, X, Allada, K, Dutta, C, Huang, J, Katich, J, Wang, Y, Aniol, K, Annand, JRM, Averett, T, Benmokhtar, F, Bertozzi, W, Bradshaw, PC, Bosted, P, Camsonne, A, Canan, M, Cates, GD, Chen, C, Chen, J-P, Chen, W, Chirapatpimol, K, Chudakov, E, Cisbani, E, Cornejo, JC, Cusanno, F, Dalton, MM, Deconinck, W, de Jager, CW, De Leo, R, Deng, X, Deur, A, Ding, H, Dolph, PAM, Dutta, D, El Fassi, L, Frullani, S, Gao, H, Garibaldi, F, Gaskell, D, Gilad, S, Gilman, R, Glamazdin, O, and Golge, S et al. "Measurement of “pretzelosity” asymmetry of charged pion production in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering on a polarized target." Physical Review C 90.5 (November 2014). Full Text

Posik, M, Flay, D, Parno, DS, Allada, K, Armstrong, W, Averett, T, Benmokhtar, F, Bertozzi, W, Camsonne, A, Canan, M, Cates, GD, Chen, C, Chen, J-P, Choi, S, Chudakov, E, Cusanno, F, Dalton, MM, Deconinck, W, de Jager, CW, Deng, X, Deur, A, Dutta, C, El Fassi, L, Franklin, GB, Friend, M, Gao, H, Garibaldi, F, Gilad, S, Gilman, R, Glamazdin, O, Golge, S, Gomez, J, Guo, L, Hansen, O, Higinbotham, DW, Holmstrom, T, Huang, J, Hyde, C, Ibrahim, HF, Jiang, X, Jin, G, Katich, J, and Kelleher, A et al. "Precision measurement of the neutron twist-3 matrix element d(2)(n): probing color forces." Physical review letters 113.2 (July 11, 2014): 022002-. Full Text

Katich, J, Qian, X, Zhao, YX, Allada, K, Aniol, K, Annand, JRM, Averett, T, Benmokhtar, F, Bertozzi, W, Bradshaw, PC, Bosted, P, Camsonne, A, Canan, M, Cates, GD, Chen, C, Chen, J-P, Chen, W, Chirapatpimol, K, Chudakov, E, Cisbani, E, Cornejo, JC, Cusanno, F, Dalton, MM, Deconinck, W, de Jager, CW, De Leo, R, Deng, X, Deur, A, Ding, H, Dolph, PAM, Dutta, C, Dutta, D, El Fassi, L, Frullani, S, Gao, H, Garibaldi, F, Gaskell, D, Gilad, S, Gilman, R, Glamazdin, O, Golge, S, Guo, L, and Hamilton, D et al. "Measurement of the target-normal single-spin asymmetry in deep-inelastic scattering from the reaction (3)He(↑)(e,e')X." Physical review letters 113.2 (July 11, 2014): 022502-. Full Text

Yan, H, Li, K, Khatiwada, R, Smith, E, Snow, WM, Fu, CB, Chu, P-H, Gao, H, and Zheng, W. "A Frequency Determination Method for Digitized NMR Signals." Communications in Computational Physics 15.05 (May 2014): 1343-1351. Full Text

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