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
(919) 660-2676


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

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

Schindler, M. R., and R. P. Springer. “Two parity-violating asymmetries from np → dγ in pionless effective field theories.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 846, no. 1–4, Nov. 2010, pp. 51–62. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2010.06.002. Full Text

Bedaque, P. F., et al. “Can fermions save large N dimensional reduction?Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2009, no. 10, Nov. 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2009/10/070. Full Text

Canham, D. L., et al. “Scattering of D and D* mesons off the X(3872).” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 80, no. 1, Aug. 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.80.014009. Full Text

Phillips, D. R., et al. “An effective-field-theory analysis of low-energy parity-violation in nucleon-nucleon scattering.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 822, no. 1–4, May 2009, pp. 1–19. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2009.02.011. Full Text

Springer, R. P. “HHChPT applied to the charmed-strange parity partners.” Chiral Dynamics 2006  Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Chiral Dynamics, Theory and Experiment, Cd 2006, Jan. 2007, pp. 302–03. Scopus, doi:10.1142/9789812790804_0046. Full Text

Mehen, T., and R. P. Springer. “Even- and odd-parity charmed meson masses in heavy hadron chiral perturbation theory.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 72, no. 3, Aug. 2005, pp. 1–12. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.034006. Full Text

Mehen, Thomas, and Roxanne P. Springer. “Even- and Odd-Parity Charmed Meson Masses in Heavy Hadron Chiral Perturbation Theory.” Phys Rev D, vol. 72, no. 034006, Mar. 2005.

Mehen, T., and R. P. Springer. “Heavy-quark symmetry and the electromagnetic decays of excited charmed strange mesons.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 70, no. 7, 2004, pp. 074014-1-074014–12. Scival, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.70.074014. Full Text

Egolf, D. A., et al. “SU(3) predictions for weak decays of doubly heavy baryons, including SU(3) breaking terms.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 68, no. 1, Jan. 2003. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.68.013003. Full Text