Research at Hendrix

Damon Spayde

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

Ph.D., University of Maryland

Research interest: Using experimental nuclear physics to probe fundamental properties of the universe

Dr. Damon T. Spayde performs research in the field of experimental nuclear physics. His work at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility's Jefferson Lab state-of-the-art electron accelerator enables him, in collaboration with teams of other nuclear physicists, to answer questions about the structure of the universe at very short distance scales. He is currently involved in a pair of experiments (Q-weak and Moller) that will measure a fundamental constant of nature, the electroweak mixing angle, with unprecedented precision in order to look for new physics not explained by current models.

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