Wolfgang Lorenzon

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Wolfgang Lorenzon


Office Location(s): 357 West Hall
Lab: 3265 Randall (615.0580)
Phone: 734.647.6825

  • Fields of Study
    • Subatomic Physics and Astrophysics Experiments
  • About

    Professor Lorenzon works in unpolarized and polarized hadronic physics as a member of the Seaquest collaboration at Fermilab, and as the Spokesperson for the approved polarized Drell-Yan experiment at Fermilab. He has served as a Deputy Spokesman for HERMES from 1997-1998. For the Seaquest experiment, he has built the cryogenic targets and is studying the antiquark distribution in the nucleon sea to gain a better understanding of the model that describes nucleons. He received Stage 1 approval for the polarized Drell-Yan experiment at Fermilab to study a fundamental prediction of QCD, which is expected to run after SeaQuest has finished data collection in 2018.

    He has participated in the PandaX project in China for the past 4 years. PandaX was designed to search for Dark Matter using liquid xenon detectors. It is a very ambitious project to construct and operate a ton-scale detector to search for these elusive particles. It is located in the newly constructed JinPing underground laboratory in southern China, and has just recently published its first science results.

    Just recently, Professor Lorenzon applied to join the LZ Dark Matter experiment in the SURF laboratory in South Dakota. The LZ detector is the most ambitious and most advanced Dark Matter direct detection experiment, designed to observe as few as 3 events a year in their 7-ton detector. It is scheduled to start collecting science data in 2019.

    Professor Lorenzon is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

    Selected Publications

    Precise Determination of the Spin Structure Function g_1 of the Proton, Deuteron, and Neutron, (A. Airapetian et al., HERMES Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 75, 012007 (2007).

    Azimuthal Distributions of Charged Hadrons, Pions, and Kaons Produced in Deep-Inelastic Scattering Off Unpolarized Protons and Deuterons, (A. Airapetian et al., HERMES Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 87, 012010 (2013).

    Updated Report Acceleration of Polarized Protons to 120-150 GeV/c at Fermilab” (A.D. Krisch, et al), arXiv:1110.3042 [physics.acc-ph].

    Low-Mass Dark Matter Search Results From Full Exposure of PandaX-I Experiment (X. Xiao et al., PandaX Collaboration), arXiv:1505.00771 [hep-ex].

  • Education
    • University of Basel Diploma 1984
    • University of Basel Ph.D. 1988.