Axel Schmidt has been an assistant professor at George Washington University since 2020. In his research, he uses electromagnetic probes (high energy electrons, positrons, or photons) to learn about how proton and neutrons move and interact within nuclei, or how quarks move and interact within protons and neutrons. He conducts experiments at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) as well as at other accelerators around the world. He is also working to successfully realize the future Electron-Ion Collider.
Prof. Schmidt is the lead PI of GW's Jefferson Lab Group.