Jerry Gilfoyle's Homepage

Dr. Gerard P. Gilfoyle
Professor of Physics
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Quarks are the unseen backbone of matter in our world and understanding them remains elusive. The CLAS Collaboration at Jefferson Lab is part of a world-wide effort to investigate this backbone to uncover why we are what we are! There is more here and here including links to articles about some of the exciting physics being done at Jefferson Lab. The picture to the left is an artist's rendering of a proton at the femtometer (10-15m) scale. To get an idea of the "distance" to this microscopic world check out the interactive display "Scale of the Universe" here.

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