Hall B Scientific Staff Bios

François-Xavier Girod

Francois-Xavier Girod completed Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Strasbourg (France) in 2003 with a major in Physics and Modeling and a minor in Photonics and Lasers. As a student at the Subatomic Research Center CNRS/IN2P3 (Louis Pasteur University), he joined the CEA Saclay group on Nucleon Structure to obtain in 2006 his Ph.D. entitled Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering with the CLAS detector for a study of Generalized Parton Distributions. He then came to Jefferson Laboratory for his postdoctoral research appointment in Hall-B to pursue this program of 3-dimensional nucleon imaging with exclusive and semi-inclusive reactions. During this time, he was more particularly responsible for the maintenance and operation of the calorimeters. In 2011, he joined Hall-B as a staff member, and took responsibility for the upgrade of the beamline. He is a spokesperson for an experiment extending 3-dimensional imaging studies to nuclei (Helium), and for a 12 GeV φ meson exclusive measurement of gluonic radius in the valence region. He also serves as a member of the executive committee for the Heavy Photon Search collaboration.