Prize Recipient

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John Arrington
California Institute of Technology


"For his significant contributions to the preparation, execution and analysis of measurements of inclusive high-energy electron scattering from nuclei. Observations of scaling phenomena observed in these cross sections provide insight into the role of nucleonic and subnucleonic degrees-of-freedom in the short-range structure of nuclei."


Dr. Arrington graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1990 with a B.S. in applied mathematics, engineering, and physics. He attended graduate school at the California Institute of Technology, with Brad Filippone as his thesis advisor. After working on experiments at SLAC and MIT-Bates, he spent three years at CEBAF (now Jefferson Lab), working on the setup of the detectors, electronics, and software in Hall C and participating in the first experiments run in the Hall. His thesis experiment was a measurement of inclusive electron scattering from nuclei to study the nuclear distributions of quarks and nucleons, with particular emphasis on the short range structure of nuclei. He received his Ph.D. in 1998, and is currently a postdoctoral appointee in the Medium Energy Physics group at Argonne National Laboratory. He is a member of the HERMES collaboration and continues to work on experiments in Hall C at Jefferson Lab.

Selection Committee:

Walter F. Henning (Chair), Stuart Freedman, Henry R. Weller, Michael Ramsey-Musolf, Gerald A. Peterson