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 2021):

  • Physics 464d.001, Quantum mechanics i Synopsis
    Bio sci 130, M 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
  • Physics 464d.01d, Quantum mechanics i Synopsis
    Bio sci 130, W 10:15 AM-11:30 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Nguyen, ST; Schindler, MR; Springer, RP; Vanasse, J, Large- Nc and renormalization group constraints on parity-violating low-energy coefficients for three-derivative operators in pionless effective field theory, Physical Review C, vol. 103 no. 5 (May, 2021) [doi]  [abs] [author's comments].
  2. Richardson, TR; Schindler, MR; Pastore, S; Springer, RP, Large- Nc analysis of two-nucleon neutrinoless double- β decay and charge-independence-breaking contact terms, Physical Review C, vol. 103 no. 5 (May, 2021) [doi]  [abs].
  3. M.R. Schindler and R.P. Springer, A Precise Parity-Violation Measurement in Light Nuclei, APS Physics 13 (2020) 149 (September 23, 2020)  [author's comments].
  4. Ahmed, H.W. Grießhammer, C.R. Howell, R.V.F. Janssens, D.R. Phillips, R.P. Springer, and Y.K. Wu, Next Generation Gamma Source (Dec 2020)  [author's comments].
  5. Kamien, RD; Aihara, H; Belitz, D; Brodbar, D; Castro Neto, AH; Cheung, MS; Collins, WD; Dijkstra, M; Divincenzo, D; Grannis, PD; Hebard, AF; Kalogera, V; Klebanov, I; Leemans, W; Mølmer, K; Nazarewicz, W; Ramond, P; Springer, R; Starace, AF; Thielemann, F, Editorial: RMP: Looking Forward, Reviews of Modern Physics, vol. 91 no. 3 (July, 2019) [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 -- 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)