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Fatiha Benmokhtar, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Fisher Hall 306
Phone: 412.396.6353



Ph.D., Rutgers University
Magister from USTHB d'Alger/with ISN de Grenoble

I work with colleagues from other universities and laboratories from all around the world in an area called Intermediate Energy Nuclear Physics. I investigate strong Quantum Chromo-Dynamics QCD (to study the structure of the proton and the neutron), nuclear structure, and physics beyond the standard model of Particle Physics. I am mainly involved in experiments at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF) in Newport News Virginia www.jlab.org. Although the final experiments are carried at TJNAF, most of the building, testing of equipment, developments of high tech electronics and data analysis is done within a university environment.


A full list of publications can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fatiha_Benmokhtar/

Selected publications:

1) Measurement of parity violation in electron-quark scattering, Jefferson Lab PVDIS collaboration, Nature 506, 67-70 (06 February 2014) doi:10.1038/nature12964

2) First Determination of the Weak Charge of the Proton. The Qweak Collaboration, Jul 19, 2013. arXiv:1306.5275, submitted to Phys. Rev. Let.

3) Comparison of Modeled and Measured Performance of GSO Crystal as Gamma Detector. D.S. Parno, M. Friend, V. Mamyan, F. Benmokhtar, A. Camsonne, G.B. Franklin, K. Paschke, B. Quinn. Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A728 (2013) 92-96

4) Observation of the Helium 7 Lambda hypernucleus by the (e,e'K+) reaction
HKS collaboration, Phys.Rev.Lett. 110 (2013) 012502

5) Measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry in inclusive electroproduction of π- near the Δ0 resonance. G0 Collaboration Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 108 (2012) 122002

6) New Precision Limit on the Strange Vector Form Factors of the Proton
HAPPEX Collaboration. Jul 2011. 5 pp. Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 108 (2012) 102001

7) Apparatus for Parity-Violating Electron Scattering Measurements at Forward and Backward Angles. G0 Collaboration, Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A646 (2011) 59-86

8) Strange Quark Contributions to Parity-Violating Asymmetries in the Backward Angle G0 Electron Scattering Experiment. G0 Collaboration. Phys.Rev.Lett. 104 (2010) 012001

9) Probing Cold Dense Nuclear Matter
R. Subedi , R. Shneor, P. Monaghan, B.D. Anderson, K. Aniol, J. Annand, J. Arrington , H. Benaoum, W. Bertozzi (MIT), F. Benmokhtar et al. Science 320 (2008) 1476-1478

10) Measurement of the He-3(e,e'p)pn reaction at high missing energies and momenta. F. Benmokhtar, M.M. Rvachev et al. Phys.Rev.Lett. 94 (2005) 082305

11) The Quasielastic He-3(e,e'p)d reaction at Q**2 = 1.5-GeV**2 for recoil momenta up to 1-GeV/c. M.M. Rvachev, F. Benmokhtar et al. Phys.Rev.Lett. 94 (2005) 192302



PHYS482 Particle Physics
PHYS320 Theoretical methods for the Physical Sciences
PHYS200 Essential Physics
PHYS401 Thermal Physics