Curriculum Vitae - JOSEPH H. HAMILTON
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JOSEPH H. HAMILTON
Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics

Research Group: Nuclear Physics
Department: Physics and Astronomy

Email: j.h.hamilton@vanderbilt.edu

Office: 6413B Stevenson Center
Phone: (615) 322-2456
Fax: (615) 343-7263

Degrees

  • B.S. - Mississippi College, 1954
  • M.S. - Indiana University, 1956
  • Ph.D. - Indiana University, 1958
  • D.Sc. (Honorary) - Mississippi College, 1982
  • Dr. Phil. Nat. Honoris Causa - Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt, Germany, 1992
  • Dr. Phil. Nat. Honoris Causa - Univ. of Bucharest, Romania, 1999
  • Dr. Phil. Nat. Honoris Causa - St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 2001
  • Dr. Phil. Nat. Honoris Causa - Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia, 2004

Research Area

  • Experimental Nuclear Physics

Current Research

  • Experimental Nuclear Physics

Current Courses

  • HONS. 182

Current Positions

  • 1982-Present : Director, Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research, ORNL
  • 1986-Present : Adjunct Professor of Physics, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
  • 1988-Present : Honorary Advisory Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China
  • 1992-Present : Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 2000-Present: University Distinguished Laboratory Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Previous Positions

  • 1958 : Postdoctoral Research Associate, Indiana Univ.
  • 1958-59 : National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, (On leave from Vanderbilt Univ.)
  • 1958-62 : Assistant Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN
  • 1962-63 : Research Appointment from Institute for Nuclear Physics Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands (On leave from Vanderbilt Univ.)
  • 1962-66 : Associate Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 1966-81 : Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 1971 : Founder and Executive Committee, University Isotope Separator, UNISOR, Oak Ridge, Consortium of 12 universities, now University Radioactive Ion Beam, UNIRIB, consortium
  • 1974-75 : Centennial Fellow, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 1979-80 : Senior Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Univ. of Frankfurt/Main
  • 1979-85 : Chairman, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 1981-92 : Landon C. Garland Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt Univ.
  • 1981 : Founder, Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research (JIHIR), Oak Ridge, TN
  • 1981-87, 1991- : First Director, JIHIR
  • 1987, 1990 : Guest Professor, University of Frankfurt/Main
  • May 1991 : Guest Professor, Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France

Professional Societies

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • Sigma Xi
  • Sigma Pi Sigma (Student Physics Society)

Professional Honors

  • 1975 - Jesse Beams Gold Medal for Outstanding Research, Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society
  • 1979 - Senior Alexander von Humboldt Prize (Federal Republic of Germany)
  • 1983-84 - Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor (Vanderbilt Univ.)
  • 1985 - Order of Golden Arrow Outstanding Alumni Award (Mississippi College)
  • 1988 - George Pegram Award for Outstanding Teaching, Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society
  • Nov. 1988 - Earl Sutherland Prize for Excellence in Research (Vanderbilt University)
  • 1990 - Guy and Rebecca Forman Award for Excellence in Teaching of Physics (Vanderbilt University)
  • 1991 - CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Outstanding Professor of the Year for the State of Tennessee
  • Nov. 1992 - Proc. 12th Int. Conf. on "Applications of Accelerators in Research and Industry": Dedicated to Professor J. H. Hamilton for his many contributions to nuclear physics.
  • Nov. 1992 - International Symposium on "Nuclear Physics of Our Times," Sanibel Island, FL: Held in Honor of the 60th birthday of Professor J. H. Hamilton.
  • 1995 - Thomas Jefferson Award for Outstanding Service to Vanderbilt University
  • 1996 - American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for International Cooperation
  • Jeffery Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Vanderbilt University, 1996
  • One of 90 living Tennesseans honored with a biographical sketch in the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, 1998, the first comprehensive history of the State from 1700-1996, commissioned as part of the State's Bicentennial Celebration
  • Outstanding Science Professor Vanderbilt University 1998 for Tennessee Science Teacher's Association, First Recognition of University Professors
  • First Visiting Distinguished Laboratory Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2000-
  • First Outstanding Leadership Award, Oak Ridge Associated Laboratories, March 2000
  • Francis Slack Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Service to Physics, Southeastern Section American Physical Society, 2000
  • Ilkovic Gold Medal for Career Achievements in Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 2001
  • Symposium, held in Honor of Career Achievements in Physics, Univ. of Georgia and Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory, September 2002
  • International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award of the People's Republic of China, Government of the People's Republic of China, 2002
  • G. N. Flerov Prize for major achievements in Nuclear Physics Research, given by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia, 2003

Graduate Students

  • Dennis Fong
  • Christopher Goodin
  • Ke Li

Publications

  • "High Spin States in 93Sr," J. K. Hwang, A. V. Ramayya, J. H. Hamilton, Y. X. Luo, J. O. Rasmussen, C. J. Beyer, P. Gore, S. C. Wu, I. Y. Lee, C. M. Folden, P. Fallon, P. Zielinski, K. E. Gregorich, A. O. Macchiavelli, M. A. Stoyer, S. J. Asztalos, T. N. Ginter, R. Donangelo, L. Coraggio, A. Covello, A. Gargano and N. Itaco, Phys. Rev. C67, 014317 (6 pages) (2003).
  • "Neutron Single-Particle States Populated Via Proton Emission From 146Tm and 150Lu," T. N. Ginter, J. C. Batchelder, C. R. Bingham, C. J. Gross, R. Grzywacz, J. H. Hamilton, Z. Janas, M. Karny, A. Piechaczek, A. V. Ramayya, K. Rykaczewski, W. B. Waters, and E. F. Zganjar, Phys. Rev. C68, 034330 (8 pages) (2003).
  • "Fine Structure in Proton Emission from 145Tm Discovered with Digital Signal Processing," M. Karny, R. Grzywacz, J. C. Batchelder, C. R. Bingham, C. J. Gross, K. Hagino, J. H. Hamilton, Z. Janas, W. D. Kulp, J. W. McConnell, M. Momayezi, A. Piechaczek, K. Rykaczewski, P. A. Semmes, J. A. Winger, and E. F. Zganjar, Phys. Rev. Lett., 90, 012502 (4 pages) (2003).
  • Editors, J.H. Hamilton, A. V. Ramayya and H. K. Carter, Third International Conference on Fission and Properties of Neutron-Rich Nuclei, Singapore: World Scientific, 824 pages (2003).
  • "Collective Bands in Mo, Ru, and Pd Nuclei and Chiral Bands in 106Mo," S. J. Zhu, J. H. Hamilton, A. V. Ramayya, P. M. Gore, J. O. Rasmussen, E. F. Jones, J. K. Hwang, R. Q. Xu, L. Y. Yang, K. Li, Z. Jiang, Z. Zhang, S. D. Xiao, X. Q. Zhang, J. Kormicki, Y. X. Luo, L. Chaturvedi, W. C. Ma, J. D. Cole, M. W. Drigert, I. Y. Lee, C. Folden, P. Fallon, P. Zielinski, K. E. Gregorich, A. O. Macchiavelli, M. A. Stoyer, T. N. Ginter, G. M. Ter-Akopian, A. V. Daniel, Yu. Ts. Oganessian, and R. Donangelo, Third International Conference on Fission and Properties of Neutron-Rich Nuclei, J. H. Hamilton, A. V. Ramayya and H. K. Carter, eds., Singapore: World Scientific (2003) pp. 191-198.
  • "Level Structures of 110,111,112,113Rh from Measurements on 252Cf, Y. X. Luo, S. C. Wu, J. Gilat, J. O. Rasmussen, J. H. Hamilton, A. V. Ramayya, J. K. Hwang, C. J. Beyer, S. J. Zhu, J. Kormicki, X. Q. Zhang, E. F. Jones, P. M. Gore, I-Y. Lee, A. O. Macchiavelli, P. Zielinski, C. M. Folden III, P. Fallon, G. M. Ter-Akopian, Yu. Ts.Oganessian, A. V. Daniel, M. A. Stoyer, J. D. Cole, R. Donangelo, S. J. Asztalos, and A. Gelberg, Phys. Rev. C69, 024315 (15 pages) (2004).
  • "Ternary Fission of 252Cf: 3368 keV γ Radiation from 10Be Fragments," A. V. Daniel, G. M. Ter-Akopian, J. H. Hamilton, A. V. Ramayya, J. Kormicki, G. S. Popeko, A. S. Fomichev, A. M. Rodin, Yu. Ts. Oganessian, J. D. Cole, J. K. Hwang, Y. X Luo, D. Fong, P. Gore, M. Jandel, J. Kliman, L. Krupa, J. O. Rasmussen, S. C. Wu, I. Y. Lee, M. A. Stoyer, R. Donangelo, and W. Greiner, Phys. Rev.: Rapid Communications C69, 041305 (4 pages) (2004).
  • "Half-Lives of Several States in Neutron-Rich Nuclei From Spontaneous Fission of 252Cf," J. K. Hwang, A. V. Ramayya, J. H. Hamilton, D. Fong, C. J. Beyer, P. M. Gore, E. F. Jones, E. Y. X. Luo, J. O. Rasmussen, S. J. Zhu, S. C. Wu, I. Y. Lee, P. Fallon, M. A. Stoyer, S. J. Asztalos, T. N. Ginter, J. D. Cole, G. M. Ter-Akopian, and R. Donangelo, Phys. Rev. C69, 057301 (4 pages) (2004).
  • "New Insights Into Neutron Rich Nuclei From Fission," J. H. Hamilton, S. J. Zhu, A. V. Ramayya, P. M. Gore, J. O. Rasmussen, E. F. Jones, J. K. Hwang, R. Q. Xu, L. Y. Yang, K. Li, Z. Jiang, Z. Zhang, S. D. Xiao, X. Q. Zhang, J. Kormicki, Y. X. Luo, L. Chaturvedi, W. C. Ma, J. D. Cole, M. W. Drigert, I. Y. Lee, C. Folden, P. Fallon, P. Zielinski, K. E. Gregorich, A. O. Macchiavelli, M. A. Stoyer, T. N. Ginter, G. M. Ter-Akopian, A. V. Daniel, Yu. Ts. Oganessian, and R. Donangelo, Nucl. Phys. A, 734C, 257-260 (2004).
  • "Shape Coexistence, Triaxiality, Chiral Bands in Neutron-Rich Nuclei and Hot Fission Mode," J. H. Hamilton, A. V. Ramayya, J. K. Hwang, S. J. Zhu, Y. X. Luo, J. O. Rasmussen, P. M. Gore, E. F. Jones, D. Fong, K. Li, C. J. Beyer, L. Chaturvedi, R. Q. Xu, L. M. Yang, Z. Jiang, Z. Zhang, S. D. Xiou, X. Q. Xhang, G. M. Ter-Akopian, A. V. Daniel, Yu. Oganessian, V. Dimitrov, S. Frauendorf, A. Gelberg, J. Kormicki, J. Gilat, I. Y. Lee, P. Fallon, W. C. Ma, J. D. Cole, M. W. Drigert, M. A. Stoyer, T. N. Ginter, S. C. Wu and R. Donangelo, International Symposium on Exotic Nuclei (EXON-2004) (Peterhof, Lake Ladoga, Russia, July 5-12, 2004) World Scientific (2004) to be published.
 
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