Haiyan Gao

Henry Newson Professor

Ffsc 2313, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
(919) 660-2622


A Practical Method to Determine the Spatial Resolution of GEM Detector
Nucl. Inst. and Methods A (2013)

Laboratory Search for Spin-dependent Short-range Force from Axion-Like-Particles using Optically Polarized 3He gas
Phys. Rev. D Rapid Communication (2013)

Studies of single-photoelectron response and of performance in magnetic field of a H8500C-03 photomultiplier tube
Journal of Instr. (2013)

A frequency determination method for digitized NMR signals
Comm. in Computational Physics (2013)

Spin-dependent cross sections from the three-body photodisintegration of 3He using a longitudinally polarized target and a circularly polarized photon beam at incident energies of 12.8 and 14.7 MeV
Phys. Rev. C (2013)

Pressure Dependence of Wall Relaxation in Polarized 3He Gaseous Cells
Phys. Rev. A (2012)

Virtual Compton Scattering and the Generalized Polarizabilities of the Proton at Q^2=0.92 and 1.76 GeV^2
Phys. Rev. C (2012)

Amplitude analysis of $\gamma n \rightarrow \pi^{-} p$ data above 1 GeV
Phys. Rev. C (2012)

Production of $K^{+}K^{-}$ pairs in proton-proton collisions at 2.83 GeV
Phys. Rev. C (2012)

Search for Spin-Dependent Short-Range Force Using Optically Polarized $^3$He Gas
Phys. Rev. D (2012)

Prof. Gao's research focuses on understanding the structure of the nucleon in terms of quark and gluon degrees of freedom of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), search for QCD exotics, and fundamental symmetry studies at low energy to search for new physics beyond the Standard Model of electroweak interactions. Most of her work utilizes the novel experimental technique of scattering polarized electrons or photons from polarized gas targets. Over the years, her group built a number of state-of-the-art polarized gas targets including H/D internal gas target and a high-pressure polarized 3He target for photon experiments using the High Intensity Gamma Source (HIGS) facility at the Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory (DFELL). Currently, her group and collaborators are focusing on a novel new experiment on a precise determination of the proton charge radius at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in Newport News, VA, and the SoLID project aiming at a three-dimensional imaging of the internal structure of proton and neutron in momentum space, i.e. nucleon tomography, at JLab.  Her research is being carried out at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab),and the HIGS facility at DFELL.

Ph.D. - California Institute of Technology
B.S. - Tsinghua University (China)
2012 Henry Newson Professor of Physics, Duke
2009 Changjiang Chair Professorship, Tsinghua University, Ministry of Education, China
2007 APS Fellow, American Physical Society
2007 Fellow, American Physical Society
2005 Overseas Outstanding Young Scholar, China National Science Foundation
2003 Ou Jou Yi Award, Ou Jou Yi Foundation
2000 Outstanding Junior Faculty Investigator Award in Nuclear Physics, Department of Energy
1995 Peter T. Demos Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1988 Gu Yu Zhen Memorial Award, Tsinghua University