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Xiaochao Zheng

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
134 JBL
382 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., 2002, MIT
AS-PHYS Measurement of the Neutron Spin Asymmetry An1 and Parity Violation in Deep Inelastic Scattering at JLab 12 Gev
Source: U.S. Department Of Energy - Chicago
June 01, 2015 – May 31, 2021
AS-PHYS Jefferson Science Associates Graduate Fellowship 2017-18 Ton
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
August 01, 2017 – July 31, 2018
AS-PHYS-MOU Between Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Jefferson Science Associ
September 28, 2013 – September 30, 2017
AS-PHYS Jefferson Science Associates Graduate Fellowship 2016-17 Ton
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
August 01, 2016 – July 31, 2017
AS-PHYS Jefferson Science Associates Graduate Fellowship 2015-16 Jie Liu
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
August 01, 2015 – July 31, 2016
AS-PHYS Jefferson Science Associates Graduate Fellowship 2014-15 Jie Liu
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
August 01, 2014 – August 30, 2015
AS-PHYS Measurement of Parity Violationin Deep Inelastic Scattering and Studies of the Nucleon Spin Structure
Source: U.S. Department Of Energy - Chicago
June 01, 2014 – May 31, 2015
TAS::89 0227::TAS Recovery Act - Measurement of Parity Violationin Deep Inelastic Scattering and Studies of the Nucleon Spin Structure
Source: U.S. Department Of Energy - Chicago
June 01, 2010 – May 31, 2015
PHYS 1425: General Physics I: Mechanics, Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
First semester of introductory physics for engineers and scientists. Classical mechanics, including vector algebra, particle kinematics and dynamics, energy and momentum, conservation laws, rotational dynamics, oscillatory motion, gravitation, thermodynamics, and kinetic theory of gases. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: APMA 1090 or MATH 1310; corequisite: PHYS 1429.
PHYS 2620: Modern Physics
Credits: 4
Introduction to quantum physics and relativity, with application to atomic structure, nuclear and elementary particle physics, condensed matter physics, and cosmology. Three lecture hours, one problem hour. Prerequisite: PHYS 2320, 2415, 1720, or 2610, and MATH 2310 or instructor permission.
PHYS 3250: Applied Nuclear Physics
Credits: 3
Applications of nuclear physics and nuclear energy: Introduction to nuclear physics, radioactivity, radiation standards and units, interaction of radiation with matter, accelerators, x-ray generators, detectors, biological effects, nuclear medicine, nuclear fission and reactors, nuclear fusion. Three lecture hours. (Y) Prerequisite: PHYS 2620 or instructor permission.
PHYS 3420: Electricity and Magnetism I
Credits: 3
Systematic treatment of electromagnetic phenomena with extensive use of vector calculus, including Maxwell's equations. Prerequisite: MATH 4210, and PHYS 1720 or PHYS 2415, or instructor permission.
PHYS 3995: Research
Credits: 3
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PHYS 7995: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent research or practical training supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.
PHYS 8999: Master Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
PHYS 9998: Pre-Qual Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PHYS 9999: PhD Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
 APS Fellow [2015]For advancing the measurement of parity violating asymmetry in electron-nucleon deep inelastic scattering.