Fields: Theoretical atomic and molecular physics — electron-atom and positron-atom collisions; exotic atoms; atoms in strong magnetic fields; finite element analysis.
My research is in the general area of atomic and molecular theory. I study few-body systems using novel computational techniques. I am particularly interested in bound states of atoms and molecules in external fields and exotic systems which contain anti-particles. My other area of interest is scattering theory.
Quantum scattering from cylindrical barriers, Sean McAlinden and Janine Shertzer, to appear in American Journal of Physics (2016).
Electron scattering from excited states of hydrogen: implications for the ionization threshold law, A. Temkin and J. Shertzer, Physical Review A 87, 052718 (2013).
Long-lived positronium and AGN jets, John T. Giblin, Jr. and J. Shertzer, ISRN Astronomy and Astrophysics 2012, 848476 (2012).
Hyperspherical hidden crossing method applied to Ps(1s)-formation in low energy e+-H, e+-Li and e+-Na collisions, S..J. Ward and J. Shertzer, New Journal of Physics 14, 14025003 (2011).
Binding energy and structure of e+Na, J. Shertzer and S.J. Ward, Physical Review A. 81, 064505 (2010).
Variational approach to electron-hydrogen scattering (Aaron Temkin, NASA )
Exotic ions in liquid helium
- Introductory Physics 1,2
- Methods of Physics
- Classical Mechanics
- Electromagnetic Theory
- Quantum Mechanics
- Elementary Particle Physics