Roxanne P. Springer, Professor  

Roxanne P. Springer

Office Location: 252 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2676
Email Address: rps@phy.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 (Fall 2018):

  • Physics 464.01, Quantum mechanics i Synopsis
    Bio sci 130, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Schindler, MR; Singh, H; Springer, RP, Large-Nc relationships among two-derivative pionless effective field theory couplings, Physical Review C, vol. 98 no. 4 (October, 2018) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Schindler, MR; Springer, RP; Vanasse, J, Erratum: Large- limit reduces the number of independent few-body parity-violating low-energy constants in pionless effective field theory [Phys. Rev. C 93 , 025502 (2016)], Physical Review C, vol. 97 no. 5 (May, 2018) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Margaryan, A; Springer, RP; Vanasse, J, scattering and the puzzle to next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order, Physical Review C, vol. 93 no. 5 (May, 2016) [doi] .
  4. Schindler, MR; Springer, RP; Vanasse, J, Large- limit reduces the number of independent few-body parity-violating low-energy constants in pionless effective field theory, Physical Review C, vol. 93 no. 2 (February, 2016) [doi] .
  5. Margaryan, A; Vanasse, J; Springer, R, Non-relativistic Neutron Deuteron Scattering, edited by Elster, C; Phillips, D; Roberts, C, Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 113 (2016), pp. 08012-08012 [doi] .

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

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  • Postdocs Mentored

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