Haiyan Gao

Gao

Henry Newson Professor of Physics

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.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Henry Newson Professor of Physics
  • Professor of Physics
  • Professor of Physics at Duke Kunshan University

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Ffsc 2313, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-2622
  • Email Address: gao@phy.duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1994
  • B.S. Tsinghua University (China), 1988

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Henry Newson Professor of Physics. Duke. 2012
  • Changjiang Chair Professorship, Tsinghua University. Ministry of Education, China. 2009
  • Fellow. American Physical Society. 2007

Courses Taught

  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 995: Graduate Training Internship

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Long, E; Zhang, YW; Mihovilovič, M; Jin, G; Sulkosky, V; Kelleher, A; Anderson, B; Higinbotham, DW; Širca, S; Allada, K; Annand, JRM; Averett, T; Bertozzi, W; Boeglin, W; Bradshaw, P; Camsonne, A; Canan, M; Cates, GD; Chen, C; Chen, JP; Chudakov, E; De Leo, R; Deng, X; Deur, A; Dutta, C; El Fassi, L; Flay, D; Frullani, S; Garibaldi, F; Gao, H; Gilad, S; Gilman, R; Glamazdin, O; Golge, S; Gomez, J; Hansen, JO; Holmstrom, T; Huang, J; Ibrahim, H; de Jager, CW; Jensen, E; Jiang, X; Jones, M; Kang, H; Katich, J; Khanal, HP; King, PM; Korsch, W; LeRose, J; Lindgren, R; Lu, HJ; Luo, W; Markowitz, P; Meziane, M; Michaels, R; Moffit, B; Monaghan, P; Muangma, N; Nanda, S; Norum, BE; Pan, K; Parno, D; Piasetzky, E; Posik, M; Punjabi, V; Puckett, AJR; Qian, X; Qiang, Y; Qui, X; Riordan, S; Saha, A; Sawatzky, B; Shabestari, M; Shahinyan, A; Shoenrock, B; St. John, J; Subedi, R; Tobias, WA; Tireman, W; Urciuoli, GM; Wang, D; Wang, K; Wang, Y; Watson, J; Wojtsekhowski, B; Ye, Z; Zhan, X; Zhang, Y; Zheng, X; Zhao, B; Zhu, L, Measurement of the single-spin asymmetry Ay0 in quasi-elastic 3He↑(e,e′n) scattering at 0.4 < Q2 < 1.0 GeV/c2, Physics Letters B, vol 797 (2019) [10.1016/j.physletb.2019.134875] [abs].
  • Ambrozewicz, P; Ye, L; Prok, Y; Larin, I; Ahmidouch, A; Baker, K; Baturin, V; Benton, L; Bernstein, A; Burkert, V; Clinton, E; Cole, PL; Collins, P; Dale, D; Danagoulian, S; Davidenko, G; Demirchyan, R; Deur, A; Dolgolenko, A; Dutta, D; Dzyubenko, G; Evdokimov, A; Fedotov, G; Feng, J; Gabrielyan, M; Gan, L; Gao, H; Gasparian, A; Gevorkyan, N; Gevorkyan, S; Glamazdin, A; Goryachev, V; Guo, L; Gyurjyan, V; Hardy, K; He, J; Isupov, E; Ito, MM; Jiang, L; Kang, H; Kashy, D; Khandaker, M; Kingsberry, P; Klein, F; Kolarkar, A; Konchatnyi, M; Korchin, O; Korsch, W; Kosinov, O; Kowalski, S; Kubantsev, M; Kubarovsky, A; Kubarovsky, V; Lawrence, D; Li, X; Levillain, M; Lu, H; Ma, L; Martel, P; Matveev, V; McNulty, D; Mecking, B; Micherdzinska, A; Milbrath, B; Minehart, R; Miskimen, R; Mochalov, V; Morrison, B; Mtingwa, S; Nakagawa, I; Overby, S; Pasyuk, E; Payen, M; Park, K; Pedroni, R; Phelps, W; Protopopescu, D; Rimal, D; Ritchie, BG; Romanov, D; Salgado, C; Shahinyan, A; Sitnikov, A; Sober, D; Stepanyan, S; Stephens, W; Tarasov, V; Taylor, S; Teymurazyan, A; Underwood, J; Vasiliev, A; Vishnyakov, V; Weygand, DP; Wood, M; Zhang, Y; Zhou, S; Zihlmann, B, High precision measurement of Compton scattering in the 5 GeV region, Physics Letters B, vol 797 (2019) [10.1016/j.physletb.2019.134884] [abs].
  • Mihovilovič, M; Jin, G; Long, E; Zhang, YW; Allada, K; Anderson, B; Annand, JRM; Averett, T; Bertozzi, W; Boeglin, W; Bradshaw, P; Camsonne, A; Canan, M; Cates, GD; Chen, C; Chen, JP; Chudakov, E; De Leo, R; Deng, X; Deltuva, A; Deur, A; Dutta, C; El Fassi, L; Flay, D; Frullani, S; Garibaldi, F; Gao, H; Gilad, S; Gilman, R; Glamazdin, O; Golak, J; Golge, S; Gomez, J; Hansen, O; Higinbotham, DW; Holmstrom, T; Huang, J; Ibrahim, H; de Jager, CW; Jensen, E; Jiang, X; Jones, M; Kamada, H; Kang, H; Katich, J; Khanal, HP; Kievsky, A; King, P; Korsch, W; LeRose, J; Lindgren, R; Lu, HJ; Luo, W; Marcucci, LE; Markowitz, P; Meziane, M; Michaels, R; Moffit, B; Monaghan, P; Muangma, N; Nanda, S; Norum, BE; Pan, K; Parno, DS; Piasetzky, E; Posik, M; Punjabi, V; Puckett, AJR; Qian, X; Qiang, Y; Qui, X; Riordan, S; Saha, A; Sauer, PU; Sawatzky, B; Schiavilla, R; Schoenrock, B; Shabestari, M; Shahinyan, A; Širca, S; Skibiński, R; St. John, J; Subedi, R; Sulkosky, V; Tireman, W; Tobias, WA; Topolnicki, K; Urciuoli, GM; Viviani, M; Wang, D; Wang, K; Wang, Y; Watson, J; Wojtsekhowski, B; Witała, H; Ye, Z; Zhan, X; Zhang, Y; Zheng, X; Zhao, B, Measurement of double-polarization asymmetries in the quasi-elastic He→3(e→,e′p) process, Physics Letters B, vol 788 (2019), pp. 117-121 [10.1016/j.physletb.2018.10.063] [abs].
  • Liu, T; Zhao, Z; Gao, H, Experimental constraint on quark electric dipole moments, Physical Review D, vol 97 no. 7 (2018) [10.1103/PhysRevD.97.074018] [abs].
  • Gao, H; Liu, T; Zhao, Z, New results on spin and 3D structure measurements, Proceedings of Science, vol 316 (2018) [abs].