OIERPOffice of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning
Dr. Steven Wells
Office: EA 214
Address: 599 Dan Reneau DR
Ruston, LA 71272
Specialties: Parity Violating Electron Scattering, Nucleon Structure, Two Boson Exchange Processes, Standard Model Tests
Research Lab: Center for Applied Physics Studies, Engineering Annex
Parity Violating Electron Scattering. This is used to determine many aspects of nucleon structure, including the strange quark content of the nucleon, spin distribution of the nucleon in transitions to excited states, and tests of the Standard Model of Particles and Interactions. The experimental apparatus used for these measurements allows for studying two boson exchange effects in electron nucleon scattering, including constraining the gamma-Z box diagram and giving a direct measurement of the two-photon exchange amplitude.