An electron knocks loose a compact version of a quark- antiquark pair that cruises through
a nucleus transparent to it.
Research Activities of Prof. Jerry Gilfoyle
My research is focused on the
experimental program at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator
Laboratory to explore the quark-gluon nature of matter with an excursion into nuclear arms
I have also developed inquiry-based laboratories for
introductory physics and
undergraduate quantum mechanics.
The nuclear physics research is supported by the US Department of Energy (grant DE-FG02-96ER40980).
A Russian nuclear
missile sub is dismantled by the US cooperative threat reduction program.