Studying Three-Dimensional Spatial and Momentum Tomography of Hadrons and Nuclei
In the last fifteen years, tremendous progress have been made in the theoretical development of studying the three-dimensional structure of nucleons and nuclei in both the spatial and momentum space, which are described by Transverse Momentum Distribution (TMD) functions and Generalized Parton Distribution (GPD) functions. On the experimental side, the high energy and large intensity accelerator beam, together with the high precision and large coverage detector systems, allows us to start exploring these distribution functions by measuring multiple particle scattering processes. In this talk, I will introduce the physics concepts of TMD and GPD, and discuss the experimental programs on the newly developed SoLID at Jefferson Lab.
HEP Sept29 flyer