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
Associate Chair and Graduate Program Director, Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University 1993-2002
Vice Dean and Acting Dean, Graduate School-New Brunswick, Rutgers University 2002-2008
Professor II, Rutgers University 2002-present
Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
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
nuclei may be quenched in very neutron-rich nuclei. Some of these
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 the
Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility at Oak Ridge National
Laboratory in Tennessee using beams of rare isotopes. 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.
In Fall 2011 I was the course administrator for Physics 227, teaching
In Spring 2012 I was an instructor in Physics 228, teaching
sections 2, 4, 5, and 14.
In Fall 2012 I was the course administrator for Physics 227, teaching
sections 1 and 11.
In Spring 2013 I am teaching the
Seminar in Physics
required of all first-year graduate students in Physics and Astronomy.
A recent presentation on the PhD
and program expectations for 2013 is available.
In 2009-2010 I taught workshop sections in Physics 123-124.
I also supervise graduate students and post-doctoral scholars.
In Spring 2013 I am the interim Physics and Astronomy Graduate Program
Director and Associate Chair.
I also chair the Fundraising and Alumni Relations Committee.
In the news...
I have recently been profiled on the
Physics Central web site.
Some Recent Publications
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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,
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).
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