Nucleon Form Factors - Experimental Status

Haiyan Gao

MIT

Nucleon form factors are fundamental quantities because they are related to the charge and magnetization distributions inside the nucleon. In recent years, enormous experimental progress has been made in probing the nucleon electromagnetic structure both at low and high momentum transfer regions. The experimental progress benefited greatly by employing polarization degrees of freedom. In this talk, I will review the recent experimental results on nucleon form factors focusing on the low momentum transfer region. I will also discuss upcoming experiments on precision measurements of the nucleon form factors. Precision data on the nucleon form factors at low momentum transfer region will be essential for confronting theories.