Dr. Benjamin Heacock works in the Radiation Physics Division as a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral associate, where he performs neutron interferometry and optics research. He works within the Neutron Physics Group to measure and tabulate high-precision neutron coherent scattering lengths and neutron-crystalline structure factors. These measurements probe a variety of physics, including lattice dynamics, the neutron charge radius, and physics Beyond the Standard Model. Dr. Heacock also develops reconstruction and phase recovery algorithms for neutron phase imaging and scattering tomography.
Dr. Heacock received his B.S. in Chemistry and Physics from Belmont University in 2012 and his PhD in Physics from North Carolina State University in 2019. He was a guest researcher in the Neutron Physics Group as a graduate student.