Hall B Scientific Staff Bios

Harut Avagyan

Harut Avagyan graduated from Yerevan State University in 1980, and received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics in 1986 from Yerevan Physics Institute. 1986-1993 worked in Yerevan Physics Institute as junior, then senior staff scientist. In 1993, he joined the INFN Frascati Lab and HERMES experiment. He introduced the subject of single-spin asymmetries to the HERMES analysis and was responsible for coordinating the analysis of single-spin asymmetries (SSA). He came to Jefferson Lab in 2001 as a Hall B postdoctoral research associate. The main area of his work at JLab is the study of the orbital motion of quarks and in particular the observation and interpretation of SSA in electroproduction. Currently, Harut Avagyan is a staff scientist III at Hall B. He has authored more than 100 publications in refereed journals. For pioneering studies of SSAs in electroproduction of hadrons in deep inelastic scattering, providing access to orbital motion of quarks, he was elected APS Fellow in 2011. In the course of his work, he has proposed ideas for experiments, and has coordinated collaborators from across the world to produce a complete program for studies of the 3D structure of nucleon at the JLab 12 GeV Upgrade. During his years in Jefferson Lab, Harut Avagyan has organized a number of international conferences, workshops and schools to promote the JLab12 program on 3D structure of the nucleon. He also mentors doctoral candidates and college students.