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Roxanne P. Springer, Professor of Physics

 

Roxanne P. Springer

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  252 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2676
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rps/

Teaching (Fall 2017):

  • PHYSICS 464.01, QUANTUM MECHANICS I Synopsis
    Physics 154, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Teaching (Spring 2018):
  • PHYSICS 153L.001, APPLICATIONS OF PHYSICS Synopsis
    Physics 150, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • PHYSICS 153L.01D, APPLICATIONS OF PHYSICS Synopsis
    Physics 259, F 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • PHYSICS 153L.01L, APPLICATIONS OF PHYSICS Synopsis
    Physics 147, M 03:30 PM-05:30 PM

Education:

Ph.D.California Institute of Technology1990

Research Interests: Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics

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.

Keywords:

Nucleon-nucleon scattering

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)  

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. Margaryan, A; Vanasse, J; Springer, RP, Non-relativistic Neutron Deuteron Scattering, edited by Elster, C; Phillips, DR; Roberts, CD, EPJ Web of Conferences, vol. 113 (2016), pp. 08012-08012 [doi]
  4. Vanasse, J; Egolf, DA; Kerin, J; K├Ânig, 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, ISSN 0556-2813 [doi]
  5. 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, ISSN 0146-6410 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]