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

Dai, J., et al. “Low energy effective hamiltonian for ΔI = 1 nuclear parity violation and nucleonic strangeness.” Physics Letters B, vol. 271, no. 3–4, Nov. 1991, pp. 403–09. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0370-2693(91)90108-3. Full Text

Savage, M. J., and R. P. Springer. “Very charming baryons.” International Journal of Modern Physics A, vol. 6, no. 10, Apr. 1991, pp. 1701–12.

Grinstein, B., et al. “Strong-interaction effects in weak radiative B-meson decay.” Nuclear Physics, Section B, vol. 339, no. 2, July 1990, pp. 269–309. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0550-3213(90)90350-M. Full Text

Savage, M. J., and R. P. Springer. “SU(3) predictions for charmed-baryon decays.” Physical Review D, vol. 42, no. 5, Jan. 1990, pp. 1527–43. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.42.1527. Full Text

Grinstein, B., et al. “Effective hamiltonian for weak radiative B-meson decay.” Physics Letters B, vol. 202, no. 1, Feb. 1988, pp. 138–44. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0370-2693(88)90868-4. Full Text