Alex R. Dzierba
Elementary Particle Physics (Experimental)
B.S., Canisius College, 1964.
Ph.D., Notre Dame, 1969.
Research Fellow, Caltech, 1969-1973
Phone: Swain West 265 (812)855-9421
Email: dzierba indiana.edu
Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) describes the interactions between quarks and gluons, the building blocks of hadronic matter. When the idea of quarks were first introduced, the myriad mesons that had been discovered seemed to be described as bound states of a quark and antiquark. But as our notions of QCD has evolved it has become clear that other mesons must exist that have gluons as constituents as well. In fact it should be possible to have mesons with no quarks - just gluons. Collectively these new mesons are called 'gluonic excitations.' Our group leads a planned search for this new family of particles at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, VA. This involves upgrading the energy of the lab's electron accelerator, constructing a new photon beam line and construction of a new detector. We are also analyzing data collected in previous experiments to uncover possible evidence for these new states.
- Szczepaniak, M. Swat, A. Dzierba, and S. Teige, Study of the eta pi and eta'pi Spectra and Interpretation of a Possible Exotic Meson, hep-ph/0304095
- A. Dzierba, J. Gunter et al, A Study of the eta pio Spectrum and Search for a JPC=1-+Exotic Meson, Phys. Rev. D 67, 094015 (2003), hep-ex/0304002
- A. Dzierba, The Science of Confinement and the Gluex/Hall D Project at Jefferson Lab, International Journal of Modern Physics A Vol. 18, No. 3 (2003) 397-404
- S. Denisov, A. Dzierba et al, Characteristics of the TOF Counters for the GlueX Experiment, Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A494:495-499,2002
- A. Dzierba, QCD Confinement and the Hall D Project at Jefferson Lab, hep-ex/0106010
- J. Gunter, A. Dzierba et al [E852 Collaboration], A PWA of the pi0pi0 System, Phys.Rev.D64:072003,2001, hep-ex/0001038
- A. Dzierba, C. Meyer and E. Swanson, The Search for QCD Exotics, American Scientist (2000)
- A. Dzierba and N. Isgur, Mapping Quark Confinement by Exotic Particles, CERN Courier (2000)