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Physics

Physics

The Canisius College Medium Energy Nuclear Physics (CMENP) 

Dr. Michael Wood and his group are actively studying the properties of the strong nuclear force.  This force binds subatomic particles called quarks into other particles called hadrons. The most common hadrons are the proton and neutron.  Indirectly, the strong nuclear force binds the protons and neutrons together in the atom's nucleus.

The group is currently investigating the interactions of hadrons in nuclei and how the hadrons form out of free quarks. Dr. Wood is an active collaborator at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility or Jefferson Lab (JLab), which is a Department of Energy national laboratory located in Newport News, VA. Presently, the group is involved with experiments in Hall B.

More information about the group and its activities can be found on its webpage.