Research Overview

The Illinois nuclear physics research program is broadly centered around the physics outlined in two major Science sections of the 2015 Long Range Plan for Nuclear Science, namely "Quantum Chromodynamics: The Fundamental Description of the Heart of Visible Matter" and "Fundamental Symmetries and Neutrinos." Our QCD interests include nucleon spin and flavor structure to include both the initial state and formation of the quark- gluon plasma in heavy ion collisions. We also continue to have a strong program in experiments sensitive to physics beyond the standard model.

We have ongoing major efforts in ATLAS, COMPASS, EXO, neutron EDM, PHENIX, SeaQuest, and sPHENIX.

National Science FoundationThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. NSF PHY 21-11046. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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