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1 COSM-HBCU Network Mahbub Khandaker Norfolk State University Mahbub Khandaker Norfolk State University Norfolk State University Example

2 COSM-Norfolk State University Partnership Motivation: “To enhance minority education and research in nuclear and particle physics”. Motivation: “To enhance minority education and research in nuclear and particle physics”. Profile of NSU: Established in Fifth largest HBCU in the nation. Enrollment of more than 7000 students. Particularly “dedicated to education in the sciences”. Ranks 10 th nationally among all institution types in the number of B.S. degrees in the physical sciences awarded to African Americans. Profile of NSU: Established in Fifth largest HBCU in the nation. Enrollment of more than 7000 students. Particularly “dedicated to education in the sciences”. Ranks 10 th nationally among all institution types in the number of B.S. degrees in the physical sciences awarded to African Americans.

3 COSM-Norfolk State University Partnership Profile of NSU (contd.): Successful program in the physical and life sciences: Dozoretz National Institute for Minorities in the Applied Sciences (DNIMAS), estd. at NSU in Profile of NSU (contd.): Successful program in the physical and life sciences: Dozoretz National Institute for Minorities in the Applied Sciences (DNIMAS), estd. at NSU in DNIMAS, a mentorship program, has attracted some very talented African American students to the sciences. Currently, over 120 students in the physical and life sciences supported by the DNIMAS program. More than 50% of the students continue on to graduate schools after completion at NSU.

4 Nuclear & Particle Physics (NPP) Group at NSU Personnel: Three full-time faculty members. Two research associates. Three undergraduate students. Personnel: Three full-time faculty members. Two research associates. Three undergraduate students. Research Program: Precision measurement of neutral pion lifetime – PrimEx. Precision measurements of spin structure of the nucleon. Electromagnetic form factors of the nucleon. Meson spectroscopy in few-body decays. GDH sum rule and helicity structure of pion photoproduction. Development of ultra-compact high density calorimeters for high-energy experiments. Research Program: Precision measurement of neutral pion lifetime – PrimEx. Precision measurements of spin structure of the nucleon. Electromagnetic form factors of the nucleon. Meson spectroscopy in few-body decays. GDH sum rule and helicity structure of pion photoproduction. Development of ultra-compact high density calorimeters for high-energy experiments.

5 NSU Students in NPP Research ( )Minority Men Minority Women Majority Student Students Graduated Still in School Went for M.S Went for Ph.D

6 COSM-NSU Partnership Sub-award Partnership started in 2002: Support for one research associate (half-time); NSU’s School of Science & Technology contribution - one-quarter. Support for two undergraduate students during the academic year and the summer periods. Support for some electronics and detector hardware. Partnership started in 2002: Support for one research associate (half-time); NSU’s School of Science & Technology contribution - one-quarter. Support for two undergraduate students during the academic year and the summer periods. Support for some electronics and detector hardware. Scope of research work: Detector development for photon flux normalization and luminosity control for the PrimEx experiment – Total Absorption Shower Detector. Hardware development support for the PrimEx Hybrid calorimeter – HYCAL. Scope of research work: Detector development for photon flux normalization and luminosity control for the PrimEx experiment – Total Absorption Shower Detector. Hardware development support for the PrimEx Hybrid calorimeter – HYCAL. “A COSM-HBCU Partnership to Enhance Minority Education and Research in Nuclear and Particle Physics” “A COSM-HBCU Partnership to Enhance Minority Education and Research in Nuclear and Particle Physics”

7 Current Participating HBCU Institutions HBCU Connections: Total of 12 Institutions. HBCU Connections: Total of 12 Institutions. PrimEx Institutions: North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) Norfolk State University (NSU) Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) PrimEx Institutions: North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) Norfolk State University (NSU) Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) PrimEx Students: 1 4NC A&T / undergraduate 2NSU / undergraduate 1 1 2NC A&T / graduate Majority Student Minority Women Minority Men Institution / Level PrimEx Postdoc: One full-time postdoc supported by COSM-NSU partnership and MIT. PrimEx Postdoc: One full-time postdoc supported by COSM-NSU partnership and MIT.

8 PrimEx Students – Summer, 2003

9 Future COSM-NSU Partnership Initiative JLAB Expt. E : “Spin Asymmetries on the Nucleon Experiment – SANE” JLAB Expt. E : “Spin Asymmetries on the Nucleon Experiment – SANE” SANE Expt.: Measure proton spin structure function (SSF) g 2 (x,Q 2 ) and spin asymmetries A 1 (x,Q 2 ) at 2.5 ≤ Q 2 ≤ 6.5 GeV 2 and Bjorken x (0.3 ≤ x ≤ 0.8). SANE Expt.: Measure proton spin structure function (SSF) g 2 (x,Q 2 ) and spin asymmetries A 1 (x,Q 2 ) at 2.5 ≤ Q 2 ≤ 6.5 GeV 2 and Bjorken x (0.3 ≤ x ≤ 0.8). Physics Goals: Study x and Q 2 dependence of SSF’s in poorly measured region. Twist-3 effects from moments of g 2 and g 1. Comparison of Lattice QCD predictions of twist-3 matrix elements. Exploration of “high x” region: A 1 approach to x =1. Test polarized local duality for final state mass W > 1.4 GeV. Physics Goals: Study x and Q 2 dependence of SSF’s in poorly measured region. Twist-3 effects from moments of g 2 and g 1. Comparison of Lattice QCD predictions of twist-3 matrix elements. Exploration of “high x” region: A 1 approach to x =1. Test polarized local duality for final state mass W > 1.4 GeV.

10 SANE Schematic Layout SANE Method: Measure inclusive spin asymmetries for two orientations of target spin relative to beam helicity. Detect electrons with large solid angle electron telescope “BETA”. SANE Method: Measure inclusive spin asymmetries for two orientations of target spin relative to beam helicity. Detect electrons with large solid angle electron telescope “BETA”.

11 Big Electron Telescope Array - BETA BETA Detector: BigCal lead glass calorimeter – main detector. Gas Cherenkov (N 2 ) – additional pion rejection. Tracking hodoscope - solid Cherenkov for tracking. BETA Detector: BigCal lead glass calorimeter – main detector. Gas Cherenkov (N 2 ) – additional pion rejection. Tracking hodoscope - solid Cherenkov for tracking.

12 NSU Personnel in SANE One full-time faculty member. One full-time research associate supported by: - COSM-NSU partnership (1/2) - NSU School of Science and Technology (1/4) - Jefferson Lab Hall C (1/4) One NSU undergraduate student. One full-time faculty member. One full-time research associate supported by: - COSM-NSU partnership (1/2) - NSU School of Science and Technology (1/4) - Jefferson Lab Hall C (1/4) One NSU undergraduate student.


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