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.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Vanasse, J; Egolf, DA; Kerin, J; König, S; Springer, RP, and scattering to next-to-leading order in pionless effective field theory, Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, vol. 89 no. 6 (12 June 2014), pp. 064003 [doi] .
  2. Schindler, MR; Springer, RP, The theory of parity violation in few-nucleon systems, edited by A. Faessler, Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics, vol. 72 (September, 2013), pp. 1-43 [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  3. M. Ahmed, A. Champagne, B. Holstein, C. Howell, M. Snow, R. Springer, and Y. Wu, Parity Violation in Photonuclear Reactions at HIGS – Submission to Snowmass 2013: Intensity Frontier, arXiv:1307.8178 (July, 2013)  [author's comments].
  4. Margaryan, A; Springer, RP, Using the decay psi (4160) -> X(3872) gamma to probe the molecular content of the X(3872), Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, vol. 88 no. 1 (July, 2013) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  5. Griesshammer, HW; Schindler, MR; Springer, RP, Parity-violating neutron spin rotation in hydrogen and deuterium, The European Physical Journal A - Hadrons and Nuclei, vol. 48 no. 1 (January, 2012), pp. 7 (arXiv::1109.5667.) [Gateway.cgi], [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.

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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)