Gerassimos (Makis) Petratos
Dr. Makis Petratos received his Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics in 1988 from The American University, Washington DC. He subsequently held research positions at The University of Rochester and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) before joining the KSU Faculty in 1994. Prof. Petratos has been teaching undergraduate and graduate level physics courses including Algebra- and Calculus-based General Physics, Modern Physics, Electromagnetic Theory, Classical Mechanics, Nuclear Physics and Statistical/Computer Analysis of Experimental Data. He has been doing research, for almost three decades, on the internal structure and dynamics of the proton, neutron and the lightest nuclei in nature, the deuterium and helium, by scattering unpolarized and polarized electron beams from unpolarized and polarized nuclear targets at SLAC and Jefferson Lab (JLab). Dr. Petratos has played a leading role in the Nuclear Physics at SLAC (NPAS) Program and in SLAC measurements of the spin structure functions g1 and g2 of the proton and neutron. His current research interests are focused in JLab measurements of i) the electromagnetic form factors of few-body nuclear systems testing the meson-nucleon framework of the few-body "standard model" and predictions of nuclear chromodynamics, and ii) deep inelastic scattering off the A=3 mirror nuclei to extract the F2 neutron structure function and the ratio d/u of down to up quark distributions in the nucleon in the valence-quark region.