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  Physics Faculty

Dr. Carlos Walter Salgado
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Director, Rapid Response Robotic Telescope

Department of Physics, Norfolk State University
WSB room 114, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone # (757) 823-9212, Fax # (757) 823-8817
e-mail: carlos@nsu.edu

Profile: https://userweb.jlab.org/~salgado/

Website: http://rrrtserver.nsu.edu/

joint position with

The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Cebaf Center B100, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606
Phone # (757) 823-7859
e-mail: salgado@jlab.org

Education

Ph.D. in Physics - 1988. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.
Major Field: Experimental High Energy Physics.
Dissertation: Direct Photon Production at the CERN ISR.
Licenciate in Astronomy - 1979.
Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Major Field: Observational Astrophysics.
Research Seminar: Photometric Study of the Southern
Open Cluster NGC 3532.
Industrial Engineer - 1979.
Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Major Field: Mechanical Engineering.

Research Activities

Nuclear and Particle Physics (Jefferson Lab)
Study of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) at intermediate energies through meson spectroscopy. Study of exotic mesons, baryons and strangeonia with the purpose of understanding QCD confinement and the general behavior of the strong force (the gluon field).

  • Member of the CLAS collaboration - Hall B.
  • Experiment 04-005 (Co-Spokesperson). Search for New Forms of Hadronic Matter in Photoproduct ion. g12 run period. Run April-June 2008 (g12). Analysis: Spectroscopy of Strangeonia.
  • Experiment 01-017 (Co-Spokesperson). The experiment run in the Summer of 2001 (g6c CLAS period). Analysis of exotic and strangeonia channels of the meson final states.
  • Experiment 07-009 (Co-Spokesperson). The experiment run in the fall of 2009 (eg6 CLAS period). Meson spectroscopy in the Coherent Production on 4He with CLAS. Analysis of the meson final states.
  • Member of the PRIMEX Collaboration.
  • Member of the PCal (Pre-shower Calorimeter) group for CLAS12. Co-PI in a MRI-NSF grant. Acquisition, assembly and quality assurance of signal cables and splitters.
  • Co-spokeperson of the Very low Q2 group for the design and construction of a forward electron tagged detector to use at CLAS upgrade at 11 GeV. Development of the proposal “Meson Spectroscopy at Small Angle Electron Scattering in CLAS”. Beam tests.

Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics. Observational Astrophysics (Rapid Response Robotic Telescope - Director)

Study of high energy and transient phenomena inn the Universe. Multi-wave studies of Gamma-ray bursts and Blazars. Development of new instrumentation.

  • Develop instrumentation. An imaging polarimetry based on Savart Plates and a high time resolution photometer based in Si-photomultipliers (MPPC).
  • Photometry and polarimetry of Gamma-ray Optical afterglows. Part of NASA Swift ground based follow up team.
  • Polarimetry and photometry campaign of Blazars (and ground based Fermi mission partner).
  • Study of astronomical transients with the RRRT