Hall B Scientific Staff Bios

Dennis Weygand

Dennis Weygand came to Jefferson Lab in 1997 as a Hall B staff scientist with responsibility for Offline software development. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1979, his doctoral thesis was a search for associated production of charm in hadronic interactions. He did postdoctoral research at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) working on experiments in hadron spectroscopy at the BNL AGS as well as the ISR at CERN. He became a staff scientist at BNL in 1982. He was the System Architect of the control system Heavy Ion Beam transport line at BNL, and in 1989 became part of the E852 Experiment at the AGS. Dr. Weygand was the co-author of the BNL Partial Wave Analysis program. E852 was a search for exotic mesons, and culminated in the discovery of the π1(1600), a JPC exotic meson. At the Jefferson Lab CLAS detector, Dr. Weygand has been a spokesman of several experiments, including searches for nuclear medium modification of mesons, as well as searches for exotic particle production with photon beams. He mentored doctoral candidates from a variety of collaborating institutions, as well as undergraduate students from nearby universities. Dr. Weygand currently has adjunct appointments at several JLab associated Universities and previously has had appointments at Vanderbilt University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the University of South Carolina. Dennis authored over 160 publications in refereed journals.