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Axel William Schmidt Faculty Member

I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and I am a graduate of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. I first got excited about experimental nuclear physics research while I was an undergraduate at Yale, where I had the privilege of working at the Tandem Van de Graaff accelerator at the Wright Nuclear Structure Lab, under Prof. Rick Casten. I pursued a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (advised by Richard Milner), conducting research at the DESY accelerator facility in Hamburg, Germany. After defending my thesis in 2016, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Or Hen, also at MIT, on experiments primarily at Jefferson Lab in the United States, but also at accelerators in Mainz, Germany, and Dubna, Russia. I joined the faculty at GW in 2020, and I've focused on Jefferson Lab experiments as part of the CLAS and GlueX collaborations.

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