**Office Location:** 252 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708**Office Phone:** (919) 660-2676**Email Address:** roxanne.springer@duke.edu**Web Page:** http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rps/

**Education:**

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1990

**Research Categories:** *Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics*

**Research Description:** Prof. Roxanne Springer works on weak interactions (the force responsible for nuclear beta decay) and quantum chromodynamics (QCD, the force that binds quarks into hadrons). The weak interactions are an excellent place to look for fundamental symmetry violations which may occur in nature, while the study of QCD is necessary for understanding protons, neutrons, and their partner particles. Dr. Springer uses effective theories involving these forces to study processes in both nuclear and particle physics.

**Teaching (Spring 2023):**

- Physics 465.01,
*Quantum mechanics ii*Synopsis- Physics 047, MW 05:15 PM-06:30 PM

**Recent Publications**
(More Publications)

- T.R. Richardson, M.R. Schindler, R.P. Springer,
*Implications of Large-Nc QCD for the NN Interaction*, Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science, vol. 73 (Accepted, to appear in 2023) (commissioned review; arXiv: 2212.13049.) . - C. Howell et al.,
*International Workshop on Next Generation Gamma Source*, J. Phys G: Nucl. Part. Phys., vol. 49 (2022), pp. 010502 [author's comments]. - T. Richardson, M. Schindler, and R.P. Springer,
*The possible role of the large-Nc limit in understanding nuclear forces from QCD*, edited by Tewes et al., Few Body Systems, vol. 63 no. 4 (2022), pp. 67 [author's comments]. - X. Lin, H. Sing, R.P. Springer, and J. Vanasse,
*Cold Neutron-Deuteron Capture and Wigner-SU(4) Symmetry*, arXiv:2210.15650 (Preprint, 2022) [author's comments]. - E. Barzi, S.J. Gates, and R.P. Springer,
*In Search of Excellence and Equity in Physics*, CSWP Gazette, vol. 41 (Spring 2022), pp. 1 (also snowmass submission.) .

**Highlight:**

Prof. Roxanne Springer works on weak interactions (the force responsible for nuclear beta decay) and quantum chromodynamics (QCD, the force that binds quarks into hadrons). The weak interactions are an excellent place to look for fundamental symmetry violations which may occur in nature, while the study of QCD is necessary for understanding protons, neutrons, and their partner particles. Dr. Springer uses effective theories involving these forces to study processes in both nuclear and particle physics.

**Bio/Profile**

**Postdocs Mentored**- Jared Vanasse (Aug 2012 -- Aug 2015)
- Andriy Badin (25 Aug 2010 -- 15 June 2012)
- Brian Tiburzi (2004 - 2007)
- Fabrizio Gabbiani (1997/08-2000/08)
- Silas Beane (1995/09-1997/09)