18 December 2012
INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
Europe/Rome timezone
Jefferson Lab is a fundamental research laboratory located in Newport News (Virginia-USA).  Its primary mission is to explore the fundamental nature of confined states of quarks and gluons, including the nucleons that comprise the mass of the visible universe.
It consists of a high-intensity electron accelerator based on continuous wave superconducting radio frequency technology and a sophisticated array of particle detectors. The design features and excellent performance of the accelerator made it possible to plan an upgrade in energy from 6 to 12 GeV without substantially altering the construction scheme of the accelerator. The program includes the construction of major new experimental facilities for the existing three halls, A, B, C and the construction of the new experimental hall D. The project will be completed by the year 2013 and the commissioning of the experimental halls will be extended until the end of 2015.
An overview of the 12 GeV experimental program will be presented. It includes: the study of the nucleon "tomography" through the study of generalized parton distribution functions (GPDS) and transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions (TMDs), the study of exotics and hybrid mesons to explore the nature of the quarks confinement, precision test of the Standard Model through parity-violating electron scattering experiments.
INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
Aula Bruno Touschek
Via Enrico Fermi, 40 00044 Frascati (Roma)
Secretariat: Maddalena Legramante tel. 0039 06 94032791 fax 0039 06 94032900 maddalena.legramante@lnf.infn.it
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