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.



First per-cent level lattice QCD determination of $g_A$ published in Nature

A team including Kostas Orginos has computed the axial coupling of the nucleon within lattice QCD at an unprecedented level of precision. The work appears in Nature.


Dudek appointed to Nuclear Science Advisory Committee

Jo Dudek will serve on the committee (NSAC), which was established in 1977 to provide advice and recommendations to DOE and NSF on scientific, technical, and programmatic issues relating to the nuclear physics program, until April 2021.


Review of scattering and resonance physics using lattice QCD published in RMP

A pedagogic review of the progress made recently in determining the properties of unstable hadron resonances in lattice QCD has appeared in Reviews of Modern Physics. The paper was authored by Jo Dudek, Raul Briceno (ODU/JLab) and Ross Young (Adelaide).


Colin Egerer awarded DoE Graduate Student Research fellowship

The award will support Colin's ongoing research into the structure of hadrons using lattice QCD tools under the supervision of David Richards and Kostas Orginos.