Nuclear Theory Group   |   Department of Physics

Nuclear Theory at the College of William and Mary

Our group performs theoretical calculations relevant to nuclear and hadron physics within the theory of quarks and gluons, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). We have a particular interest in the numerical technique known as lattice QCD. We mentor postdoctoral researchers and graduate and undergraduate students pursuing research in nuclear theory, and we maintain a close connection with the nearby Jefferson Lab, where we are members of the Theory Center.



Congratulations to three new PhDs.

Group members Colin Egerer, Chris Johnson and Yiyu Zhou recently successfully defended PhD theses entited, Forward & Off-Forward Parton Distributions from Lattice QCD, Excited J-- Resonances in Meson-Meson Scattering from Lattice QCD, and Proton Spin Structure from Simultaneous Monte Carlo Global QCD Analysis. They will next take their respective talents to Jefferson Lab, GSI Darmstadt, and UCLA/South China Normal Univeristy as postdoctoral fellows. Congratulations to them all!


Congratulations to Felipe

Group member Felipe Ortega was recently awarded a W&M International Student Achievement Award recognizing his explemary performance in academics and his tireless service to the college.


Supercomputers aid scientists studying the smallest particles in the universe

A recent Physical Review Letters publication, "Parton Distribution Functions from Ioffe Time Pseudodistributions from Lattice Calculations: Approaching the Physical Point", authored by a team including Kostas Orginos, adjunct group member David Richards, former graduate student Joe Karpie, and former group postdoc Savvas Zafieropoulos, was recently highlighted on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory News. See full article here.