Physics Department

Dr. Damon T. Spayde

Spayde, Damon

Dr. Brad P. Baltz and Rev. William B. Smith Odyssey Associate Professor of Physics

Office: Acxiom Hall 105
Phone: (501) 450-1251
Fax: (501) 450-3829
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • M.S., University of Maryland
  • B.A., Grinnell College

PDFCurriculum Vitae

2014-2015 Courses

  • Fall
    • On sabbatical leave
  • Spring
    • On sabbatical leave

Recent Publications

D. Androic, et al., "Measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry in inclusive electroproduction of pi-minus near the delta resonance", Physical Review Letters 108, 122002 (2012), doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.122002.

D. Androic, et al., "Transverse beam spin asymmetries at backward angles in elastic electron-proton and quasielastic electron-deuteron scattering", Physical Review Letters 107, 022501 (2011), doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.022501.

D. Androic, et al., "The G0 experiment:  Apparatus for parity-violating electron scattering measurements at forward and backward angles", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment 646, 59 (2011), doi:10.1016/j.nima.2011.04.031.

D. Androic, et al., "Strange quark contributions to parity-violating asymmetries in the backward angle G0 electron scattering experiment", Physical Review Letters 104, 012001 (2010), doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.012001.

Research Interests

Dr. Spayde uses parity-violating electron scattering as a tool to test the Standard Model and to probe the strange quark structure of nucleons. The experiments in which he is involved are performed at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility ( His work is supported by the National Science Foundation (Award No. 1068032).