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Larry Zamick

Directory information

  Position: Faculty
  Research group: Theoretical Nuclear Physics
  Email address: Zamick@physics.rutgers.edu
  Telephone: (732) 445-3874
  Dept. Fax: (732) 445-4343
  Office: Serin W215
  Mailing address: Larry Zamick
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 USA

Research Activities

My current research concerns the effects of higher shell admixtures on properties of nuclei. Topics which are addressed when realistic interactions are used include "self weakening of the tensor interaction in a nucleus due to higher shell admixtures" and the effects of intruder states in 8Be and 8B on reactions of importance for the production of elements in the stars, e.g. p + 7Be -> 8B + [[gamma]] (note that 8B is the main producer of high energy neutrinos in the sun). In order to better understand nuclear collectivity we also use the schematic quadrupole-quadrupole Q*Q interaction. We show a new way to get Elliott's SU(3) results without invoking a momentum dependent part to the quadrupole operator. In this new formulation SU(3) symmetry is restored by including the particle-core interaction.

Please send any comments on this page to Zamick@physics.rutgers.edu.

Revised December 14, 2000