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  Xiaochao Zheng   Xiaochao Zheng
Associate Professor , Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics
Ph.D., 2002, MIT

xz5y@Virginia.EDU email   243-4032 tel 134 JBL Office
Professor Zheng conducts research at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab). Her research interest includes study of the nucleon structure, especially the spin structure of the neutron using the polarized 3He target. The nucleon structure is determined by how quarks and gluons interact with each other, thus such information could reveal some fundamental properties of the strong interaction and QCD. Another major aspect of Prof. Zheng's research is parity violation (PV) in electron deep inelastic scattering (DIS). By measuring the PVDIS asymmetry off a hydrogen and a deuterium target, one could test the Standard Model of electro-weak interaction at an energy much lower than the Z-pole and to study many interesting hadronic effects such as charge symmetry violation and the asymmetry in the sea quark distribution inside the nucleon. To learn more about Prof. Zheng's research, please visit her homepage at JLab. Contact Information at JLAB: Office address: Cebaf Center F357, Jefferson Lab, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606 Office phone: (757)269-5433
Upon the recomendation of the Topical Group on Hadronic Physics (GHP), Xiaochao Zheng has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.  The citation reads: ......More >
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APS Fellow [2015]
For advancing the measurement of parity violating asymmetry in electron-nucleon deep inelastic scattering.