Department of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty and Staff Directory
|Department:||Physics and Astronomy
College of Arts and Sciences
|Office:||Jones PSC, Room 401|
|Resources:||Curriculum Vitae [pdf]|
The major goal of my research is to improve theoretical understanding of low energy neutron interactions, including parity and time reversal invariance violating effects, aiming to test the Standard Model and to study the possibility to search for new physics in low energy nuclear interactions. This includes the theoretical study of the possibility to search for manifestations of new physics beyond the Standard model in fundamental neutron physics, with emphasis on fundamental symmetries and ``exotic'' interactions. The main research concentrates on the search for Time Reversal Invariance Violation (TRIV) in neutron nuclei scattering, the calculations of TRIV and Parity Violating (PV) effects, and on possible manifestations of new physics in neutron-decays and interactions neutrons with nuclei. This work provides a theoretical support to the experimental programs in fundamental neutron physics at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Japanese SNS at J-PARC, and European Spallation Source, which are focused on the study of neutron properties, neutron beta-decay, neutron anti-neutron oscillations, parity violation effects and time reversal violation effects.