Physics at Virginia

Results from Jefferson Lab's Qweak experiment published in Nature

Thursday, May 10 2018

The weak charge of the proton has been measured to high precision, for the first time, by the Q-weak experiment at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab).  UVa Associate Professor of Physics Kent Paschke played a leading role in this experiment. Another faculty member, Gordon Cates, was also involved.

Xiaochao Zheng wrote an accompanying News and Views article.  [She donated the $130 honorarium to SPS.]

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Tags: Kent Paschke Gordon Cates Xiaochao Zheng Nuclear and Particle Physics