Haiyan Gao

Haiyan Gao

Henry Newson Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
Ffsc 2313, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Front 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

Selected Grants

Medium Energy Physics Program at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2019

Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Fellowship - Weizhi Xiong awarded by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2019

Experimental Nuclear Physics - Dr. Tianbo Liu at Jefferson Lab awarded by Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Physics at TUNL/Duke University awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2015 to 2019

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

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Sulkosky, V, Jin, G, Long, E, Zhang, YW, Mihovilovic, M, Kelleher, A, Anderson, B, Higinbotham, DW, Širca, S, Allada, K, Annand, JRM, Averett, T, Bertozzi, W, 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, JO, Holmstrom, T, Huang, J, Ibrahim, H, De Jager, CW, Jensen, E, Jiang, X, Jones, M, Kang, H, Katich, J, Khanal, HP, King, P, Korsch, W, Lerose, J, Lindgren, R, Lu, HJ, Luo, W, Markowitz, P, Meekins, D, Meziane, M, Michaels, R, Moffit, B, Monaghan, P, Muangma, N, Nanda, S, Norum, BE, Pan, K, Parno, D, Piasetzky, E, Posik, M, Punjabi, V, Puckett, AJR, Qian, X, Qiang, Y, Qui, X, Riordan, S, Saha, A, Sawatzky, B, Shabestari, M, Shahinyan, A, Shoenrock, B, John, JS, Subedi, R, Tobias, WA, Tireman, W, Urciuoli, GM, Wang, D, Wang, K, Wang, Y, Watson, J, Wojtsekhowski, B, Ye, Z, Zhan, X, Zhang, Y, Zheng, X, Zhao, B, and Zhu, L. "Extraction of the neutron electric form factor from measurements of inclusive double spin asymmetries." Physical Review C 96.6 (December 26, 2017). Full Text

Sikora, MH, Ahmed, MW, Banu, A, Bartram, C, Crowe, B, Downie, EJ, Feldman, G, Gao, H, Grießhammer, HW, Hao, H, Howell, CR, Karwowski, HJ, Kendellen, DP, Kovash, MA, Li, X, Markoff, DM, Mikhailov, S, Popov, V, Pywell, RE, Silano, JA, Spraker, MC, Wallace, P, Weller, HR, Whisnant, CS, Wu, YK, Xiong, W, Yan, X, and Zhao, ZW. "Compton scattering from He 4 at 61 MeV." Physical Review C 96.5 (November 27, 2017). Full Text

DeGrush, A, Maschinot, A, Akdogan, T, Alarcon, R, Bertozzi, W, Booth, E, Botto, T, Calarco, JR, Clasie, B, Crawford, C, Dow, K, Farkhondeh, M, Fatemi, R, Filoti, O, Franklin, W, Gao, H, Geis, E, Gilad, S, Hasell, DK, Karpius, P, Kohl, M, Kolster, H, Lee, T, Matthews, J, McIlhany, K, Meitanis, N, Milner, R, Rapaport, J, Redwine, R, Seely, J, Shinozaki, A, Sindile, A, Širca, S, Six, E, Smith, T, Tonguc, B, Tschalär, C, Tsentalovich, E, Turchinetz, W, Xiao, Y, Xu, W, Zhou, Z-L, Ziskin, V, Zwart, T, and BLAST Collaboration, . "Measurement of the Vector and Tensor Asymmetries at Large Missing Momentum in Quasielastic (e[over →],e^{'}p) Electron Scattering from Deuterium." Physical Review Letters 119.18 (November 2017): 182501-null. Full Text

Ye, Z, Sato, N, Allada, K, Liu, T, Chen, JP, Gao, H, Kang, ZB, Prokudin, A, Sun, P, and Yuan, F. "Unveiling the nucleon tensor charge at Jefferson Lab: A study of the SoLID case." Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics 767 (April 10, 2017): 91-98. Full Text

Yan, X, 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, JP, 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, Hansen, O, Higinbotham, DW, Holmstrom, T, Huang, J, Huang, M, Ibrahim, HF, Iodice, M, Jiang, X, Jin, G, Jones, MK, Katich, J, Kelleher, A, Kim, W, Kolarkar, A, Korsch, W, Lerose, JJ, Li, X, Li, Y, Lindgren, R, Liu, T, Liyanage, N, Long, E, Lu, HJ, Margaziotis, DJ, Markowitz, P, Marrone, S, McNulty, D, Meziani, ZE, Michaels, R, Moffit, B, Muñoz Camacho, C, Nanda, S, Narayan, A, Nelyubin, V, Norum, B, Oh, Y, Osipenko, M, Parno, D, Peng, JC, Phillips, SK, Posik, M, Puckett, AJR, Qian, X, Qiang, Y, Rakhman, A, and Ransome, R. "First measurement of unpolarized semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering cross sections from a He 3 target." Physical Review C 95.3 (March 24, 2017). 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, JP, 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, Kelleher, A, Kolarkar, A, Korsch, W, Kumbartzki, G, LeRose, JJ, Lindgren, R, Liyanage, N, Long, E, Lukhanin, A, Mamyan, V, McNulty, D, Meziani, ZE, Michaels, R, Mihovilovič, M, Moffit, B, Muangma, N, Nanda, S, Narayan, A, Nelyubin, V, Norum, B, Nuruzzaman, , Oh, Y, Peng, JC, Qian, X, Qiang, Y, Rakhman, A, Ransome, RD, Riordan, S, Saha, A, Sawatzky, B, Shabestari, MH, Shahinyan, A, Širca, S, Solvignon, P, Subedi, R, Sulkosky, V, Tobias, WA, Troth, W, Wang, D, Wang, Y, and Wojtsekhowski, B. "Measurements of d2n and A1n: Probing the neutron spin structure." Physical Review D 94.5 (September 6, 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, Katich, J, Khanal, HP, King, P, Korsch, W, LeRose, J, Lindgren, R, Lu, H-J, Luo, W, Markowitz, P, Meziane, M, Michaels, R, Moffit, B, Monaghan, P, Muangma, N, Nanda, S, Norum, BE, Pan, K, Parno, D, Piasetzky, E, Posik, M, Punjabi, V, Puckett, AJR, Qian, X, Qiang, Y, Qiu, X, Riordan, S, Ron, G, Saha, A, Sawatzky, B, Schiavilla, R, Schoenrock, B, Shabestari, M, Shahinyan, A, Širca, S, Subedi, R, Sulkosky, V, Tobias, WA, Tireman, W, Urciuoli, GM, Wang, D, Wang, K, Wang, Y, Watson, J, Wojtsekhowski, B, Ye, Z, Zhan, X, Zhang, Y, Zheng, X, Zhao, B, Zhu, L, and Jefferson Lab Hall A Collaboration, . "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-null. Full Text

Solvignon, P, Liyanage, N, Chen, JP, Choi, S, Slifer, K, Aniol, K, Averett, T, Boeglin, W, Camsonne, A, Cates, GD, Chang, CC, Chudakov, E, Craver, B, Cusanno, F, Deur, A, Dutta, D, Ent, R, Feuerbach, R, Frullani, S, Gao, H, Garibaldi, F, Gilman, R, Glashausser, C, Gorbenko, V, Hansen, O, Higinbotham, DW, Ibrahim, H, Jiang, X, Jones, M, Kelleher, A, Kelly, J, Keppel, C, Kim, W, Korsch, W, Kramer, K, Kumbartzki, G, Lerose, JJ, Lindgren, R, Ma, B, Margaziotis, DJ, Markowitz, P, McCormick, K, Meziani, ZE, Michaels, R, Moffit, B, Monaghan, P, Munoz Camacho, C, Paschke, K, Reitz, B, Saha, A, Shneor, R, Singh, J, Sulkosky, V, Tobias, A, Urciuoli, GM, Wang, K, Wijesooriya, K, Wojtsekhowski, B, Woo, S, Yang, JC, Zheng, X, and Zhu, L. "Moments of the neutron g2 structure function at intermediate Q2." Physical Review C Nuclear Physics 92.1 (July 15, 2015). Full Text

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, JP, Chen, W, Chirapatpimol, K, Chudakov, E, Cisbani, E, Cornejo, JC, Cusanno, F, Dalton, M, 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, Hansen, O, Higinbotham, DW, Holmstrom, T, Huang, J, Huang, M, Ibrahim, HF, Iodice, M, Jiang, X, Jin, G, Jones, MK, Katich, J, Kelleher, A, Kim, W, Kolarkar, A, Korsch, W, Lerose, JJ, Li, X, Li, Y, Lindgren, R, Liyanage, N, Long, E, Lu, HJ, Margaziotis, DJ, Markowitz, P, Marrone, S, McNulty, D, Meziani, ZE, Michaels, R, Moffit, B, Muñoz Camacho, C, Nanda, S, Narayan, A, Nelyubin, V, Norum, B, Oh, Y, Osipenko, M, Parno, D, Peng, JC, Phillips, SK, Posik, M, Puckett, AJR, Qian, X, Qiang, Y, Rakhman, A, Ransome, R, Riordan, S, and Saha, A. "Double spin asymmetries of inclusive hadron electroproduction from a transversely polarized He 3 target." Physical Review C Nuclear Physics 92.1 (July 14, 2015). Full Text

Parno, DS, Flay, D, Posik, M, Allada, K, Armstrong, W, Averett, T, Benmokhtar, F, Bertozzi, W, Camsonne, A, Canan, M, Cates, GD, Chen, C, Chen, JP, 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, Kelleher, A, Kolarkar, A, Korsch, W, Kumbartzki, G, LeRose, JJ, Lindgren, R, Liyanage, N, Long, E, Lukhanin, A, Mamyan, V, McNulty, D, Meziani, ZE, Michaels, R, Mihovilovič, M, Moffit, B, Muangma, N, Nanda, S, Narayan, A, Nelyubin, V, Norum, B, Nuruzzaman, N, Oh, Y, Peng, JC, Qian, X, Qiang, Y, Rakhman, A, Riordan, S, Saha, A, Sawatzky, B, Shabestari, MH, Shahinyan, A, Širca, S, Solvignon, P, Subedi, R, Sulkosky, V, Tobias, WA, Troth, W, Wang, D, Wang, Y, and Wojtsekhowski, B. "Precision measurements of A1n in the deep inelastic regime." Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics 744 (May 1, 2015): 309-314. Full Text

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