Jefferson Lab Researchers Explore Quarks to Cosmos at Annual APS April Meeting 2019

  • Robert McKeown presents to Jefferson Lab Users at APS April Meeting
  • APS April Meeting presentation by Eli Piasetzky in a sessions chaired by Douglas Higinbotham
  • APS April Meeting presentation by Holly Szumilla-Vance
  • APS April Meeting presentation by Colin Gleason
  • APS April Meeting News Conference featuring Drew Weisenberger

More than 75 presentations and posters based on Jefferson Lab-related research were presented

The largest scientific conference to feature nuclear physics in the U.S. attracted more than 1,600 attendees, including a strong showing by members of the Jefferson Lab User community. Covering a wide range of topics in the physical sciences, the American Physical Society’s April Meeting 2019, held in Denver, Colorado, on April 13-16, was the largest April meeting in the organization’s history.

Jefferson Lab physics was on display at the four-day conference. Scientists on staff and in the User community made invited and contributed presentations on a wide range of topics, from announcements on the production of charm quarks in Jefferson Lab Hall C and Hall D to the details of experiments puzzling out proton structure, and from updates on a potential collider project to details on the many spin-off applications of nuclear physics detectors.

In all, there were more than 75 presentations and posters on research topics being explored by members of Jefferson Lab’s User community.

In addition to the general topics of the meeting, more than 70 attendees affiliated with the lab also heard updates on lab activities. The Jefferson Lab User Organization held a satellite meeting at the conference that featured information of interest to the community by JLUO Chair Julie Roche, updates on the status of each of the experimental halls, and a presentation on ongoing lab initiatives by Jefferson Lab Deputy Director for Science Robert McKeown.

To learn more about the research topics that were presented, many of the presentations made by invited speakers are now publicly available on the APS website. Additionally, the APS has published a video of the plenary sessions, available online.

The next APS April Meeting will be held April 18-21, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab Communications Office, 757-269-7263, kcarter@jlab.org

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