By Jen-Chieh Peng
November 25, 2019
Mr. Marco Meyer, a graduate student at University of Paris-Saclay in France, has successfully defended his Ph.D thesis on November, 21st, 2019. Dr. Meyer's Ph.D thesis research was based on the COMPASS experiment at CERN. He led the effort to extract the absolute Drell-Yan cross sections using the 190 GeV pion beam on several targets. New information on the pion valence quark distributions as well as the nuclear modifications of parton distributions has been obtained from this research. Marco's Ph.D research supervisors are Dr. Stephane Platchkov at CEA Saclay, and Prof. Jen-Chieh Peng at UIUC. Marco spent one year at UIUC during 2018-2019 to complete the final phase of his Ph.D research.