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Michael Wood, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Physics and director of the pre-engineering program, will be an invited speaker at the workshop for Correlations in Partonic and Hadronic Interactions 2020.

This workshop brings together experts to discuss the pressing issues in the field of nuclear and particle physics.  The conference is held from February 3 to February 7, 2020 at CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research).  CERN is an international nuclear/particle physics lab located near Geneva, Switzerland and is the home of the Large Hadron Collider.

Wood will present on his research on the formation of particles called hadrons out of more fundamental particles called quarks.  Quarks are the constituents of protons and neutrons a well as more exotic particles like the kaon and the omega meson. Wood conducts experiments at an electron accelerator at Jefferson Lab, a Department of Energy national lab.  He uses the electron to breakup the proton and studies the process of the quarks clumping together to form into mesons.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, chair and professor, Physics