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Colloquium: Nuclear Reactions and Spectral Integrals

Event Type: 
Colston Chandler
Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 3:30pm
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Abstract: The theory of spectral integrals is a powerful and natural tool to reveal the general structure of the nonrelativistic quantum mechanical
theory of nuclear reactions. This talk will review why this is so, how this tool is employed, and what structure is revealed. A general theory of approximations to reaction amplitudes will be presented, and a few unresolved problems will be pointed out.


About the Speaker: Colston Chandler is a graduate of Brown University (ScB in applied mathematics) and the University of California at Berkeley (PhD in theoretical physics). His post-doctoral training was at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. His entire academic career was in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico, with occasional visiting appointments at other universities and research laboratories around the world. He was awarded a Fulbright travel grant to Bonn University in Germany and a Senior Scholar grant to Flinders University in Australia. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society. For roughly roughly three decades he collaborated with Archie G. Gibson , UNM Department of Mathematics and Statistics, to apply the methods of functional analysis to nonrelativistic quantum scattering theory. Their work was mainly supported by the National Science Foundation and was published in both mathematics and physics journals.

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Contact Name: Jehanzeb H Chaudhary

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