Witold Nazarewicz, a professor of physics and the scientific director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility, was recently elected to a two-year term on the executive committee of the American Physical Society Division of Nuclear Physics. A specialist in nuclear theory, Nazarewicz studies the structure and intricacies of atomic nuclei and has over 300 publications to his name. In July 2009 Nazarewicz will be honored with an honorary degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv) of the West of Scotland. The University Court awards the DUniv to persons who have made outstanding contributions to the university and to those who have earned recognition for their academic work. Nazarewicz was a 2008 Carnegie Centenary Professor, giving lectures and invited talks at Scottish universities from March through May. He is the first person representing nuclear physics to hold this prestigious honor.
“Shell model in the complex energy plane,” N. Michel, W. Nazarewicz, M. Ploszajczak, and T. Vertse, J. Phys. G (Topical Review) 36: 013101 (2009).
“Shape coexistence and triaxiality in the superheavy nuclei,” S. Cwiok, P.H. Heenen, and W. Nazarewicz, Nature 433: 705 (2005)
“Coexistence in Even-Mass Nuclei,” J.L.Wood, K. Heyde,W. Nazarewicz, M. Huyse and P. van Duppen, Phys. Rep. 215: 101 (1992)
“Structure of Superdeformed Bands in the A_150 Mass Region,” W. Nazarewicz, R. Wyss and A. Johnson, Nucl. Phys. A503: 285 (1989)
“Microscopic Study of the High-Spin Behaviour in Selected A_80 Nuclei,” W. Nazarewicz, J. Dudek, R. Bengtsson, T. Bengtsson and I. Ragnarsson, Nucl. Phys. A435: 397 (1985)