Roxanne P. Springer

Roxanne P. Springer

Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
252 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2676

Overview

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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology 1990

Selected Grants

Lattice and Effective Field Theory Studies of Quantum Chromodynamics awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2020

Quantum Chromodynamics and Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 1995 to 2005

(98-0373) POWRE Visiting Professorship: The Physics of Strangeness awarded by (Principal Investigator). 1998 to 1999

(95-0870) Quantum Chromodynamics and Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1998

(97-0082) Quantum Chromodynamics and Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by (Co-Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1998

(98-0087) Quantum Chromodynamics and Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by (Co-Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1998

(93-0146) Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1995

(92-0798) Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 1990 to 1995

(94-0166) Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density and Quantum Chromodynamics awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 1990 to 1995

(95-0092) Quantum Chromodynamics and Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 1990 to 1995

Schindler, M. R., et al. “Large-Nc relationships among two-derivative pionless effective field theory couplings.” Physical Review C, vol. 98, no. 4, Oct. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.98.044001. Full Text

Margaryan, A., et al. “Nd scattering and the Ay puzzle to next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order.” Physical Review C, vol. 93, no. 5, May 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.93.054001. Full Text

Schindler, M. R., et al. “Large- Nc 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, Feb. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.93.025502. Full Text

Vanasse, J., et al. “He 3 and pd scattering to next-to-leading order in pionless effective field theory.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 89, no. 6, June 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.89.064003. Full Text

Schindler, M. R., and R. P. Springer. “The theory of parity violation in few-nucleon systems.” Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics, vol. 72, Sept. 2013, pp. 1–43. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.ppnp.2013.05.002. Full Text

Margaryan, A., and R. P. Springer. “Using the decay ψ(4160)→X(3872)γ to probe the molecular content of the X(3872).” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 88, no. 1, July 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.88.014017. Full Text

Grießhammer, H. W., et al. “Parity-violating neutron spin rotation in hydrogen and deuterium.” The European Physical Journal A, vol. 48, no. 1, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, Jan. 2012. Crossref, doi:10.1140/epja/i2012-12007-8. Full Text

Mehen, T., and R. Springer. “Radiative decays X(3872)→ψ(2S)γ and ψ(4040)→X(3872) γ in effective field theory.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 83, no. 9, May 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.094009. Full Text

Mehen, T., and R. Springer. “X(3872) -> psi(2S) gamma and psi(4040) -> X(3872) gamma.” Phys Rev D83 094009, 2011.

Pages

Margaryan, A., et al. “Non-relativistic Neutron Deuteron Scattering.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 113, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/201611308012. Full Text

Springer, R. P., et al. “Parity violation in the NN system.” Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 3, 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1051/epjconf/20100307001. Full Text