Faculty Profile

Jolie A. Cizewski
Distinguished Professor
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Group: Experimental nuclear physics
Phone: 848-445-8773, 848-445-8781 sec,732-445-4343 fax
Office: W210
Email: cizewski@physics.rutgers.edu
Homepage: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~cizewski/

Research Overview:

I am interested in studying and understanding the structure of heavy atomic nuclei (mass 80), and in particular, nuclei with many more neutrons than stable isotopes. Theoretical models predict that the shell structure that characterizes stable nuclei may be quenched in very neutron-rich nuclei. Some of these neutron-rich nuclei also lie along the path that limits the rapid neutron capture process of nucleosynthesis. The studies of the properties of unstable nuclei are performed at radioactive and stable beam accelerator facilities in North America. The current focus is on determining the single-neutron excitations of neutron-rich N=50 and N=82 nuclei, and probing the shell structure far from stability.

Earlier work involved studying highly elongated, superdeformed, excitations in heavy nuclei, the properties of nuclei near the proton drip line, and the role of dynamical symmetries and supersymmetries in understanding collective excitations in nuclei.

News Item(s):
  • Distinguished Professor Jolie Cizewski has been named recipient of the 2016 Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award
  • Jolie Cizewski was named Woman Physicist of the Month for November, 2012
  • Professor Jolie Cizewski's recent work with her former postdoc, Kate Jones, now a professor at University of Tennessee, has attracted great notice
  • Professor Jolie Cizewski has been elected Member-at-Large for the Section on Physics of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Professor Jolie Cizewski has been named Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society