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Dr. Pitonyak Gives Invited Talks at UVA and Italy Conferences

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, presented a pair of invited talks based on research supported by his recent National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the 3-dimensional structure of hadrons. Dr. Pitonyak presented “Updated QCD Global Analysis of SSAs: New Experimental Data and Constraints” as part of the QCD Evolution Workshop, which was held at the University of Virginia. He followed that presentation with a virtual invited talk—”Updated QCD Global Analysis of SSAs: H~, the Soffer Bound, and Lattice gT”—at the 6th International Workshop on Transverse Polarization Phenomena, which was hosted by Almo Collegio Borromeo in Pavia, Italy.

Dr. Pitonyak Co-Authors Paper for International Journal

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, co-authored a paper in the Journal of High-Energy Physics, “New tool for kinematic regime estimation in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering,” with colleagues from Jefferson Lab, University of Torino, and Penn State Berks. They developed a phenomenological tool to guide the interpretation and analysis of high-energy electron-proton collisions, including an interactive notebook based on Machine Learning techniques. This research was supported by Dr. Pitonyak’s recent National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

Malda ’22 and Gordon ’22 Join Dr. Pitonyak at Conference in NYC

Physics majors Michel Malda ’22 and Ben Gordon ’22 attended the APS April Meeting: Quarks to Cosmos in New York City this past weekend with Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics. There, Michel gave a talk titled “Updated QCD Global Analysis of Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetries with Additional Constraints from Experimental Data and Lattice QCD,” Ben presented “Analysis of the cos2φ and cosφ Modulations in Semi-Inclusive Deep-Inelastic Scatterring,” and Dr. Pitonyak discussed “Comprehensive Study of SSAs within the Jefferson Lab Angular Momentum (JAM) Global Analysis Framework.” The research was supported by Dr. Pitonyak’s National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the 3-dimensional structure of hadrons. 

Dr. Pitonyak Co-Authors Physical Review D Article

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, co-authored “First Global QCD Analysis of the TMD g1T from Semi-Inclusive DIS Data,” which was published by the peer-reviewed journal Physical Review D. This work provides insight into how longitudinally polarized quarks move inside a transversely polarized proton. It is the second piece Dr. Pitonyak has had published by Physical Review D in less than a year, and both research projects were supported by his grant from the National Science Foundation.

Brandon Roy ’20 Named NSF Honorable Mention

Brandon Roy ’20, biochemistry & molecular biology, won an Honorable Mention in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Last year, Brandon was the College’s first-known Goldwater Scholar and will pursue his Ph.D. at Cornell University through a fellowship this fall.

Mathematical Physics Research Group Receives $175,000 NSF Grant

Dr. David Lyons, professor of mathematical sciences, received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for “CQIS: RUI: Entanglement and Applications via Local and Permutational Symmetry earlier this month. The $175,000 grant is the fourth NSF grant received for the student-faculty research conducted by the Mathematical Physics Research Group (MPRG). Dr. Scott Walck, chair and professor of physics, co-directs MPRG and was co-principal investigator on the first three grants with Dr. Lyons.