**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 2016):**

- Physics 846.01,
*Top theoretical physics (top)*Synopsis- Physics 235, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

**Recent Publications**
(More Publications)

- J Vanasse, DA Egolf, J Kerin, S König and RP Springer,
*andscattering to next-to-leading order in pionless effective field theory*, Physical Review C, vol. 89 no. 6 (12 June 2014), pp. 064003 [doi] . - MR Schindler and RP Springer,
*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] . - 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]. - A Margaryan and RP Springer,
*Using the decay psi (4160) -> X(3872) gamma to probe the molecular content of the X(3872)*, PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol. 88 no. 1 (July, 2013) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] . - T Mehen and R Springer,
*X(3872) -> psi(2S) gamma and psi(4040) -> X(3872) gamma*, Phys Rev D83 094009 (2011) (arXiv::1101.5175.) .

**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 -- 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)