Faculty Profile

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Ronald D. Ransome
Professor
Undergraduate Program Director
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Group: Experimental nuclear physics
Phone: 848-445-8779
Office: W216
Email: ransome@physics.rutgers.edu
Homepage: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~ransome/

 

Research Overview:

(with Ronald Gilman)

My major research focus is the MINERvA experiment at Fermilab, a high statistic neutrino experiment. My other research is centered on studies of spin physics and subnucleonic effects in light nuclei using electron beams at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLAB) 6 GeV accelerator, CEBAF, in Virginia. The primary goal of our experiments is to determine the basic structure of the nucleon and how that is modified in the nuclear environment. We are particularly interested in using spin degrees of freedom as a sensitive tool for probing nucleon structure. In order to study spin structure we built a large polarimeter that is mounted in the focal plane of the hadron spectrometer at CEBAF Hall A.

News Item(s):
  • Ron Ransome has received an award from the Department of Education for 5 fellowships under the Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program
  • Michael Gershenson and Frank Zimmermann, promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure, and to Ron Ransome, promoted to Full Professor