Nuclear Physics Group

People

Faculty Research AssociatesPost-Doctoral FellowsPh.D. StudentsM.Sc. StudentsUndergrad StudentsAlumni


  Faculty

Professor Liliana Caballero
B.Sc. (1998), Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Ph.D. (2008), Indiana University
ocaballeuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x52718
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 435D
Research Interests:
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Nucleosynthesis in explosive environments
  • Neutrino interactions in highly dense matter
Professor Paul Garrett
B.Sc.Eng. (1987), Queens University
M.Sc. (1988), McMaster University
Ph.D. (1993), McMaster University
pgarrettphysics.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x52192
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 220
Research Interests:
  • Collective States in Nuclei
  • Precision Tests of the Standard Model
  • Evolution of Shell Structure off Stability
Professor Alexandros Gezerlis
Diploma (2003), National Technical University of Athens
M.S. (2005), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. (2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
gezerlisuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x56755
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 219
Research Interests:
  • Theoretical nuclear physics
  • Nuclear astrophysics
  • Ultracold quantum gases
Professor Dennis Mücher
Diploma (2005), University of Cologne, Germany
Ph.D. (2009), University of Cologne, Germany
dmuecherphysics.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53549
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 224
Research Interests:
  • Applications of nuclear physics in medicine
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Evolution of Shell Structure off Stability
Professor Carl Svensson,
Canada Research Chair in Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Rare Isotope Physics
B.Sc. (1995), McMaster University
Ph.D. (1998), McMaster University
svenuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x54573
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 221
Research Interests:
  • γ-ray Spectroscopy of Exotic Nuclear States
  • Precision Tests of the Standard Model
  • Evolution of Nuclear Shell Structure far from stability

  Research Associates

Dr. Vinzenz Bildstein
Ph.D. (2010), Technische Universität München vbildsteuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53949
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Evolution of shell structure away from stability
  • Particle and γ-ray spectroscopy
  • Use of transfer reactions to study single particle properties

  Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Hadi Behnamian
M.Sc. (2010), University of Tehran
Ph.D. (2016), Institute for research in fundamental sciences (IPM)
hbehnamiuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53984
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Development of TI-STAR silicon tracker array
  • Geant4 simulations for detector systems
Dr. Farnaz Ghazi Moradi
Ph.D. (2014), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden fghazimouoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53984
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Nuclear structure of N = Z nuclei in the vicinity of 100Sn nucleus
  • Spectroscopy of proton-rich nuclei with Z,N <= 50
  • High-spin study of extremely neutron-deficient nuclei along the proton drip-line
Dr. Alex Laffoley
BSc. (2010), Mount Allison University
PhD. (2015), University of Guelph
alaffoleuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53984
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Precision Tests of the Standard Model
  • Particle and γ-ray spectroscopy

  Ph.D. Students

Mateusz Buraczynski
B.Sc. (2015), University of Guelph
M.Sc. (2018), University of Guelph
mburaczyuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Nucleonic matter
  • Linear Response theory
Christina Burbadge
B.Sc. (2014), University of Guelph
M.Sc. (2017), University of Guelph
cburbadguoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Shape Coexistence in the N = 90 region
  • Using DWBA methods to study transfer reactions
Alejandra Diaz Varela
B.Sc. (2010), University of Guelph
M.Sc. (2013), University of Guelph
adiazvaruoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Nuclear structure of 198,199Hg using transfer reactions
  • Tests of CPT symmetry using Electric Dipole Moments
  • Nuclear structure of 110Cd using β-decay
Ryan Dunlop
B.Sc. (2009), University of Guelph
M.Sc. (2012), University of Guelph
rdunlopuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Structure of neutron rich Cd isotopes
  • Fundamental Symmetry tests
Badamsambuu Jigmeddorj
B.Sc. (2000), National University of Mongolia (Physics)
M.Sc. (2002), National University of Mongolia (Nuclear Physics)
M.Sc. (2012), University of Guelph (Nuclear Physics)
bjigmedduoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Evolution of nuclear collectivity in the Z > 50 and N < 82 region
  • β-decay and γ-ray spectroscopy
  • Conversion electron spectroscopy
  • Shape coexistence
Eva Kasanda
ekasandamail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 220
Research Interests:
  • Geant4 simulations for prompt gamma-ray imaging with HPGe Detectors
Andrew MacLean
B.Sc. (2013), Mount Allison University
M.Sc. (2016), University of Guelph
amacle02uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • GEANT4 Simulations
  • High-precision measurements of superallowed β decays
  • Fundamental Symmetry tests
Allison Radich
B.Sc. (2011), University of Guelph
M.Sc. (2015), University of Guelph
aradichuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • γ-ray spectroscopy
  • Nuclear structure of 124Xe using β-decay
Tammy Zidar
B.Sc. (2015), University of Guelph tzidaruoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • γ-ray spectroscopy and transfer reactons
  • Nuclear structure of exotic nuclei
  • Island of inversion around neutron-rich N = 20

  M.Sc. Students

Robin Coleman
B.Sc. (2013) Colorado School of Mines rcolem01uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • γ-ray spectroscopy
  • Nuclear shell structure evolution in neutron-rich nuclei
Jose Daniel Trujilo
trujilljuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • r-process nucleosynthesis
William Dawkins
B.Sc. (2016), University of Guelph dawkinswmail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Quantum Monte Carlo
  • Quantum systems of distinguishable particles
Beau Greaves
B.Sc. (2017) University of Windsor bgreavesuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • γ-ray spectroscopy with MINIBALL and TIGRESS
Nawar Ismail
B.Sc. (2018), University of Guelph nismailmail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Neutron-star matter
  • Quantum Monte Carlo simulations
Bryn Knight
B.Sc. (2017), University of Guelph knightbuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Neutron stars
  • Degenerate neutron capture rates
Sam Martinello
B.Sc. (2017), University of Waterloo smarti32uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Density-functional theory
  • Neutron matter
Erin McGee
mcgeeemail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 220
Research Interests:
  • 122I decay and the structure of 122Te
Georgios Palkanoglou
B.Sc. (2017), University of Athens gpalkanouoguelph.ca
Phone:
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 406
Research Interests:
  • Neutron-star crusts
  • Theory of superfluidity
Tyson Schilbach
B.Sc. (2016), University of the Fraser Valley tschilbauoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Black hole accretion disks
  • Relic neutrino background
Sally Valbuena
B.Sc. University of Antioquia (2012)
M.Sc. National University of Colombia (2014)
valbuensuoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Decay of 98,100Rh to 98,100Ru

  Undergraduate Research Students

Joel McBride
mcbridemail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Neutrino scattering in accretion disks
Bernard Ross
bross02mail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Pairing in neutron-star matter
Jeremiah Van Benthem
jvanbentmail.uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x53840
Fax: (519) 836-9967
Office: MacN 401
Research Interests:
  • Synthesis of elements in Nuclear Statistical Equilibrium