Abilene Christian University calls applications for ACU Nuclear Physics Postdoctoral Fellowship. The position is available in the Nuclear Physics Research Group at Abilene Christian University (ACU). Furthermore, the ACU group is active within the spin-physics working group and the forward upgrade effort of the Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR) experiment, located at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).
ACU’s nuclear physics group has a long tradition of collaborating on world-class research to understand nucleon structure. The group is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and has maintained continuous DOE funding since 1982. Each year, the group basically engages a large team of undergraduates in cutting-edge nuclear physics projects. In addition to the STAR experiment, ACU is also a member of the Fermilab SpinQuest collaboration that will use polarized NH 3 and ND 3 targets to do spin studies using the Drell-Yan Process which accesses the nucleon sea anti-quarks. ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and enrolls 4,000 students on its campus in West Texas, 150 miles west of Dallas/Fort Worth.
The successful candidate is expected to play a significant role in the analysis of polarized proton-proton collision data collected by STAR, e.g. to investigate phenomena such as transversity and the Collins fragmentation function. Opportunities to support the larger effort of the spin physics working group are also encouraged. The candidate on this Postdoctoral Fellowship at Abilene Christian University is also expected to help mentor undergraduate research students working with the ACU group.
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Organizer||Abilene Christian University|