David Ireland is a Professor of Physics and the Head of the Nuclear and Hadron Physics research group at the University of Glasgow. His research work concerns the study of strongly interacting matter; the spectroscopy and structure of hadrons. Key objectives are to understand the confinement of quarks and the origin of hadronic mass. The experimental programme is mainly carried out at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) in the US. He has been the PI for the STFC JLab Upgrade project, and has previously served as the chair and spokesperson for the CLAS1 collaboration at JLab.
David was awarded a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 1991, followed by a few years' work as a Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef) in Amsterdam. He then joined the University of Glasgow, initially as a postdoc, then subsequently as an academic member of staff.
David has served on several STFC panels, including a term as chair of the Nuclear Physics Grants Panel, and contributions to the Programmatic Review and Balance of Programmes exercises. He has previously been the chair of the Nuclear Physics Forum, representing the interests of the nuclear physics research community, and the IoP Nuclear Physics Group.
1 Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) Large Acceptance Spectrometer
Last updated: 13 December 2018