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David Tedeschi


PSC 709
Physics and Astronomy
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
(803) 777-1132


  • Ph.D. Physics: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (1993)
  • BS Physics, Minor Computer Science: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (1987)

Research Interests

My current research is focused on understanding the dynamical structure of the proton. In the naive quark model, the proton consists of 3 quarks (uud). However, the proton is not a static object, but a continually changing one. Depending on how one probes the proton, strange quark-antiquark pairs and gluons can contribute to its observed properties. My current effort at Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory has been devoted to the detection of an exotic 5 quark object known as a pentaquark,named the theta+.

As Chair of the Real Photon Working Group of the Hall B Collaboration, I contribute to the planning, execution, and analysis of Hall B experiments. In order to study the properties of nucleons, much of my effort is devoted to particle detector operation and computer programming through investigations using Monte Carlo simulation, and data analysis.

Selected Publications

  • "A Pair Polarimeter for Linearly Polarized High Energy Photons", B. Wojtsekhowski, D. J. Tedeschi, B. Vlahovic. (Accepted by Nucl. Inst. And Meth., July 1, 2003.)
  • "The CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer", B. Mecking, et al. Nucl. Inst. and Meth. 503/3 (2003) 513.
  • "ep → e'p pi+ pi- and baryon resonance analysis", M. Ripani, et al. (The CLAS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 (2003) 022002.
  • "First Measurement of Transferred Polarization in the Exclusive e(pol)p → e'K+Lambda(pol) Reaction", D. Carman, et al. (The CLAS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, (2003) 131804.
  • "Photoproduction of the omega meson on the proton at large mementum transfer", M. Battaglieri, et al. (The CLAS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, (2003) 022002.