Recipient of the 2021 Dissertation Award in Hadronic Physics
For outstanding contributions to the proton charge radius experiment, PRad, at Jefferson Lab, and especially for his analysis of the PRad experimental data leading to a precise determination of the proton charge radius value.
About the Recipient
Weizhi Xiong attended University of South Carolina from 2008 to 2012 and received a B.S. degree in physics. He attended Duke University from fall 2013 to February 2020 as a graduate student and studied under Prof. Haiyan Gao. While at Duke, he mainly worked on the event reconstruction for the proposed Solenoidal Large Intensity Device (SoLID), as well as the proton charge radius (PRad) experiment (E12-11-106) at Jefferson Lab, which was his Ph.D thesis experiment. He received the Jefferson Science Associates (JSA)/Jefferson Lab Graduate Student Fellowship in 2018 - 2019 and a Ph.D degree in physics from Duke University in May 2020. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at Syracuse University, working under Prof. Paul Souder. His research focuses on the parity-violating deep inelastic scattering, as well as the simulation and event reconstruction for two major detection systems, the SoLID and the Super-BigBite-Spectrometer (SBS) at Jefferson Lab.
About the Dissertation Award in Hadronic Physics
The GHP Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding early-career scientists who have performed original research in the area of hadronic physics.
This award was established in 2011 with support from Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (the management contractor for Jefferson Lab), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Universities Research Association (the management contractor for Fermi National Accelerator Lab), and the members and friends of the Topical Group on Hadronic Physics. The award was permanently endowed in 2021 with the support of the Center for Frontiers in Nuclear Science and additional support from the friends of this Topical Group.