John P. Schiffer

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John Schiffer completed his Ph.D. in 1954 at Yale University, followed by post-doctoral work at The Rice Institute. Since 1956, he has been at Argonne National Laboratory. He also holds a joint appointment at the University of Chicago. He is a fellow of the APS and the AAAS, as well as several other societies, and a recipient of, among others, the Bonner Prize of the APS (1976). He has also been recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the APS. One of his primary interests lies in trying to understand the single-particle structure and effective interactions that underlie the atomic nuclei.

Nuclear Physics

Viewpoint: Implications of old physics simplify the understanding of nuclei

Taking into account a tensor force between nucleons in the nucleus provides a more definite description of the average potential experienced by nucleons and the effective residual interaction between them. Read More »