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Wilfred John Braithwaite, Ph.D.

Wilfred John Braithwaite, Ph.D. PhotoWilfred John Braithwaite, Ph.D.
TitleProfessor of Physics
Current OrganizationUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
Type of OrganizationUniversity
Major ProductHigher education, research
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeB.S. Physics, 1962, Seattle Pacific University; M.S., Physics, 1965; Ph.D. Physics., 1971, University of Washington
BornApril 11, 1940, Ferndale, Washington
Published WorksOver 100 peer-reviewed scientific/technical articles
AffiliationsInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Arkansas Academy of Science; New York Academy of Science; American Physical Society
Hobbies & SportsAstronomy and astrophysics, science education, high-speed computing-3D visualizations, sailing, water sports
Career AccomplishmentsTests of Time Reversal Invariance; High-excitation neutron particle-hole states; Charge-dependent matrix-elements in light nuclei; Large isospin-mixing in light nuclei via scattering comparisons of positive and negative pions; Method for determining rotational symmetries of nuclear states using heavy ions; Multiply-excited atomic states in Helium-like and Lithium-like Oxygen; Strength of the 3-altha process in stellar helium burning; Method for identifying antimatter stars; Method for separating pions and kaons in Time Projection Chambers via in-flight decays; Measurement-limits on source sizes formed in symmetric collisions of ultra-relativistic heavy nuclei; Instrumental design for high-energy nuclear physics
Work History1970-72 Instructor of Physics, Princeton University; 1972-79 Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin; 1975-76/1978-79 Visiting Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory; 1979-81 Research Scientist Faculty, University of Texas at Austin; 1981-89 Scientific/Technical Consultant; 1989-95 Associate Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; 1990-92 Visiting Scientist Faculty, Indiana University; 1991-95 Affiliate Professor of Physics, University of Washington; 1992-95 Scientific Associate, PPE Division CERN; 1992-present, Guest Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory
MarriedWanda P. Chism 1961, Divorced 1974, no children
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