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Jolie Cizewski - directory page

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Position:

Professor

Research group:

Experimental nuclear physics

Email address:

cizewski@physics.rutgers.edu

Telephone:

(848) 445-8773

 

(848) 445-8781 secretary

 

(732) 445-4343 fax

Office:

Serin W210

Mailing address:

Jolie Cizewski

 

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 USA

Personal home page:

J. Cizewski public html

Brief Vita

  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania (Physics) 1973
  • M.A. S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook (Physics) 1975
  • Ph.D. S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook (Physics) 1978

  • Postdoctoral Staff, Los Alamos National Laboratory 1978-80
  • Assistant and Associate Professor, Yale University 1980-86
  • Associate Professor, Rutgers University 1986-92
  • Professor, Rutgers University 1992-2002
  • Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University 2002-present
  • Associate Chair and Graduate Program Director, Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University 1993-2002,2013
  • Vice Dean and Acting Dean, Graduate School-New Brunswick, Rutgers University 2002-2008

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Research Activities

    I am interested in studying and understanding the structure of heavy atomic nuclei (mass 80), and in particular, nuclei with many more neutrons than stable isotopes. Theoretical models predict that the shell structure that characterizes stable nuclei may be quenched in very neutron-rich nuclei. Some of these neutron-rich nuclei also lie along the path that limits the rapid neutron capture process of nucleosynthesis. The studies of the properties of unstable nuclei are performed at radioactive and stable beam accelerator facilities in North America. The current focus is on determining the single-neutron excitations of neutron-rich N=50 and N=82 nuclei, and probing the shell structure far from stability. I also serve as the Director of the Center of Excellence for Radioactive Ion Beam Studies for Stewardship Science.

    Earlier work involved studying highly elongated, superdeformed, excitations in heavy nuclei, the properties of nuclei near the proton drip line, and the role of dynamical symmetries and supersymmetries in understanding collective excitations in nuclei.

    Teaching activities

    In Fall 2014 I am the course administrator for Physics 227, teaching sections 2 and 11. Quiz solutions .

    In Fall 2011, 2012 and 2013 I was the course administrator for Physics 227.

    In Spring 2012 I was an instructor in Physics 228, teaching sections 2, 4, 5, and 14.

    In Spring 2013 I taught the Seminar in Physics required of all first-year graduate students in Physics and Astronomy.

    In 2009-2010 I taught workshop sections in Physics 123-124.

    I also supervise graduate students and post-doctoral scholars.

    Administrative activities

    In Spring 2013 I was the interim Physics and Astronomy Graduate Program Director and Associate Chair. I currently chair the Fundraising and Alumni Relations Committee.

    In the news...

    I have recently been profiled on the Physics Central web site.


    Some Recent Publications

    Physical Review server is generally accessible though access may be restricted.

  • Study of the 124Sn(d,p) Reaction in Inverse Kinematics Close to the Coulomb Barrier, K.L. Jones, R.L. Kozub, C. Baktash, D.W. Bardayan, J.C. Blackmon, W.C. Catford, J.A. Cizewski, R.P. Fitzgerald, M.S. Johnson, R.J. Livesay, Z. Ma, C.D. Nesaraja, D. Shapira, M.S. Smith, J.S. Thomas, D.W. Visser, Phys. Rev. C70 (2004) 067602.
  • First Study of the Level Structure of the r-Process Nucleus 83Ge, J. S. Thomas, D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, J. A. Cizewski, U. Greife, C. J. Gross, M. S. Johnson, K. L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, J. F. Liang, R. J. Livesay, Z. Ma, B. H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, D. Shapira, and M. S. Smith, Phys. Rev. C71 (2005) 021302(R).
  • (d,pγ) Reactions and the Surrogate Reaction Technique, J.A. Cizewski, R. Hatarik, K.L. Jones, S.D. Pain, J.S. Thomas, M.S. Johnson, D.W. Bardayan, J.C. Blackmon, M.S. Smith, R.L. Kozub, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B261, 938 (2007).
  • Development of a High Solid-Angle Silicon Detector Array for Measurement of Transfer Reactions in Inverse Kinematics, S.D. Pain, J.A. Cizewski, R. Hatarik, K.L. Jones, J.S. Thomas, D.W. Bardayan, J.C. Blackmon, C.D. Nesaraja, M.S. Smith, R.L. Kozub, M.S. Johnson, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B261, 1122 (2007).
  • Single-neutron excitations in neutron-rich 83Ge and 85Se, J. S. Thomas, G. Arbanas, D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, J. A. Cizewski, D. J. Dean, R. P. Fitzgerald, U. Greife, C. J. Gross, M. S. Johnson, K. L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, J. F. Liang, R. J. Livesay, Z. Ma, B. H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, D. Shapira, M. S. Smith, and D. W. Visser, Phys. Rev. C 76, 044302 (2007).
  • Benchmarking a surrogate reaction for neutron capture, R. Hatarik, L.A. Bernstein, J.A. Cizewski, D.L. Bleuel, J.T. Burke, J.E. Escher, J. Gibelin, B.L. Goldblum, A.M. Hatarik, S.R. Lesher, P.D. O'Malley, L.Phair, E. Rodriguez-Vieitez, T. Swan, and M. Wiedeking, Phys. Rev. C 81, 011602 (R) (2010).
  • The magic nature of 132Sn explored through the single-particle states of 133Sn, K.L. Jones, A.S. Adekola, D.W. Bardayan, J.C. Blackmon, K.Y. Chae, K.A. Chipps, J.A. Cizewski, L. Erikson, C. Harlin, R. Hatarik, R. Kapler, R.L. Kozub, J.F. Liang, R. Livesay, Z. Ma, B.H. Moazen, C.D. Nesaraja, F.M. Nunes, S.D. Pain, N.P. Patterson, D. Shapira, J.F. Shriner Jr, M.S. Smith, T.P Swan, J.S. Thomas, Nature, 465, 454 (2010).
  • Search for a resonant enhancement of the 7Be+d reaction and primordial 7Li abundances, P.D. O'Malley, D.W. Bardayan, A.S. Adekola, S. Ahn, K.Y. Chae, J.A. Cizewski, S. Graves, M.E. Howard, K.L. Jones, R.L. Kozub, L. Lindhardt, M. Matos, B.H. Moazen, C.D. Nesaraja, S.D. Pain, W.A. Peters, S.T. Pittman, K.T. Schmitt, J.F. Shriner Jr, M.S. Smith, I. Spassova, S.Y. Strauss, and J.L. Wheeler Phys. Rev. C 84, 042801 (R) (2011).
  • Halo nucleus 11Be: A spectroscopic study via neutron transfer, K.T. Schmitt, K.L. Jones, A. Bey, S.H. Ahn, D.W. Bardayan, J.C. Blackmon, S.M. Brown, K.Y. Chae, K.A. Chipps, J.A. Cizewski, K.I. Hahn, J.J. Kolata, R.L. Kozub, J.F. Liang, C. Matei, M. Matos, D. Matyas, B.H. Moazen, C.D. Nesaraja, F.M. Nunes, P.D. O'Malley, S.D. Pain, W.A. Peters, S.T. Pittman, A. Roberts, D. Shapira, J.F. Shriner Jr, M.S. Smith, I. Spassova, D.W. Stracener, A.N. Villano, and G.L. Wilson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 192701 (2012).
  • Neutron single particle structure in 131Sn and direct neutron capture cross sections, R. L. Kozub, G. Arbanas, A. S. Adekola, D.W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, K. Y. Chae, K. A. Chipps, J.A. Cizewski, L. Erikson, R. Hatarik, W. R. Hix, K. L. Jones, W. Krolas, J. F. Liang, Z. Ma, C. Matei, B.H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, S. D. Pain, D. Shapira, J. F. Shriner, Jr., M. S. Smith, and T. P. Swan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 172501 (2012).

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