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 (Spring 2019):

  • Physics 153l.001, Applications of physics Synopsis
    Physics 227, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • Physics 153l.01d, Applications of physics Synopsis
    Physics 205, F 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 153l.01l, Applications of physics Synopsis
    Physics 147, M 03:30 PM-05:30 PM

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), American Physical Society (APS) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Schindler, MR; Springer, RP; Vanasse, J, Erratum: Large- Nc 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), American Physical Society (APS) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Margaryan, A; Springer, RP; Vanasse, J, ndscattering and theAypuzzle to next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order, Physical Review C, vol. 93 no. 5 (May, 2016), American Physical Society (APS) [doi] .
  4. Schindler, MR; Springer, RP; Vanasse, J, Large-Nclimit 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), American Physical Society (APS) [doi] .
  5. Margaryan, A; Vanasse, J; Springer, RP, Non-relativistic Neutron Deuteron Scattering, edited by Elster, C; Phillips, D; Roberts, C, Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 113 (2016), pp. 08012-08012, E D P SCIENCES [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)