Field of Research Interest
Electromagnetic properties of the nucleon and light nuclei using the techniques of coincidence electron scattering.
Experimental Nuclear Physics
Experimental investigations of the electromagnetic properties of the nucleon and light nuclei using the techniques of coincidence electron scattering. Experiments done primarily in Hall A of Jefferson Lab in Newport News, VA, USA - up to 6 GeV polarized electron beam available.
Research at Jefferson Lab
Dr. Sarty works with Hall A at Jefferson lab. The goal of Hall A researchers is to investigate the structure and properties of the proton. Quantum chromo-dynamics (QCD) describes how the quarks and gluons inside the proton behave at high energies, but the theory doesn't apply very well at lower energies. Using the upgraded beam at Jefferson Lab, they're going to take measurements of the protons structure in the hope of extending the QCD to explain low energy phenomena.
Research at MAMI
Dr. Sarty works with the A2 collaboration at MAMI. The goal of the A2 collaboration is to help bridge a gap between how quarks and gluons behave at low energies, and the theory that describes these properties very well at high energies (quantum chromo-dynamics, or QCD). Using compton scattering techniques, they aim to excite protons and and measure details on their structures. Using this information, they hope to relate the low energy quark/gluon dynamics through QCD-inspired model calculations to the theory.