Joe Schechter from Syracuse University visits CP³-Origins from August to December 2009.
Professor Schechter is one of the world experts in effective Lagrangians for gauge theories of fundamental interactions. He is also famous for his fundamental contributions to neutrino physics, most notably the ones associated to the correct theoretical understanding of the double-beta decay. He has provided important contributions to the understanding of pion – pion scattering and the low energy spectrum of Quantum Chromodynamics, i.e. the theory describing strong interactions. He is also very well known for the soliton description of the nucleon.
Professor Schechter is a fellow of the American Physical Society and 2001 Winner of the Wasserstrom prize for oustdanding graduate teaching in the college of Arts and Sciences of Syracuse University.