Wolfgang Korsch

Fundamental Interactions at Short Distances
Office: 277 Chem-Phys. Bldg.
Phone: 859-257-4083
e-mail: korsch@pa.uky.edu

Research interests

My research interests are focussed on understanding the structure of nucleons. Nowadays, we believe that nucleons are made of three fundamental Dirac particles, so called quarks. These quarks carry 1/3 or 2/3 of the elementary charge of an electron or positron and have a spin 1/2. The current distribution of these quarks inside a nucleon is very complex and complicated. By means of electron scattering experiments over a large range of energies (from a few hundred MeV to about 30 GeV) one can study the electric and magnetic current distributions. Using polarized electrons (the spins of the electrons are alligned parallel or antiparallel to their momentum) and polarized targets, such as protons, deuterons, or 3He, one has a tool to investigate new fundamental properties of the nucleons, such as questions like: Where does the nucleon gets its spin?
I am collaborating in the Polarized 3He Collaboration in Hall A and the G0 Collaboration in Hall C at Jefferson Lab. Recently I joined a collaboration to improve the limits on the Electric-Dipole-Moment of the Neutron.

Education

7/10 Prof. of Physics at UKy
7/04 Assoc. Prof. of Physics at UKy
7/99 Asst. Prof. of Physics at UKy
10/96 Res. Asst. Prof. of Physics at UKy
12/93 Sen. Res. Fellow at Caltech
2/91 Postdoc. Fellow at MIT
4/90 Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics at Univ. of Marburg and MPI for Nucl. Physics (Heidelberg), Germany
4/87 Diploma in Physics at Univ. of Marburg and MPI for Nucl. Physics (Heidelberg), Germany

Present Graduate Students

Recent Selected Publications