Benjamin Bayman

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Benjamin Bayman

Professor Emeritus, School of Physics and Astronomy

Contact

John T. Tate Hall
Room 201-25
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Education

Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 1955

B.Ch.E., The Cooper Union School of Engineering, 1951. 

Biography

I grew up in New York City and earned an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union in 1951. With the help of a Fulbright Scholarship, I then did graduate work in physics at the University of Edinburgh, where I earned my PhD. From 1956 through 1960, I was a Ford Foundation Fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute of the University of Copenhagen. From 1960 through 1965, I worked in the Physics Department of Princeton University, as Research Associate, Lecturer, and Assistant Professor. In 1965, I joined the Physics faculty of the University of Minnesota as an Associate Professor, and was promoted to Professor in 1968. I retired in 2000. I continue to do research in theoretical nuclear physics, mostly in collaboration with colleagues at the Universities of Padua and Milan.

Research Interests

The interpretation of the properties of discrete and continuum states of atomic nuclei in terms of the interactions between the constituent particles. Understanding the dynamics of nuclear collisions makes it possible to use nuclear reaction data to test models of nuclear structure.

Selected Publications
  1. B.F. Bayman, A. Covello, A. Gargano, P. Guazzoni, and L. Zetta, Two-neutron transfer in Sn isotopes beyond the N=82 shell closure, Phys. Rev. C 90, 044322 (2014) [abstract]
  2. P. Guazzoni, L. Zetta, A. Covello, A. Gargano, B. F. Bayman, G. Graw, R. Hertenberger, H.-F. Wirth, T. Faestermann, and M. Jaskóla, High resolution spectroscopy of 112Sn through the 114Sn(p,t)112Sn reaction, Phys. Rev. C 85, 054609 (2012) [abstract]
  3. P. Guazzoni, L. Zetta, A. Covello, A. Gargano, B.F. Bayman, T. Faestermann, G. Graw, R. Hertenberger, H.-F. Wirth, and M. Jaskola, High-resolution measurement of the Sn118,124(p,t)Sn116,122 reactions: Shell-model and microscopic distorted-wave Born approximation calculations, Phys. Rev. C 83, 044614 (2011) [abstract]
  4. P. Guazzoni, L. Zetta, A. Covello, A. Gargano, B.F. Bayman, T. Faestermann, G. Graw, R. Hertenberger, H.-F. Wirth, and M. Jaskola, Sn118 levels studied by the Sn120(p, t) reaction: High-resolution measurements, shell model, and distorted-wave Born approximation calculations, Phys. Rev. C 78, 064608 (2008)
  5. P. Guazzoni, L.Zetta, A. Covello, A. Gargano, B.F. Bayman, G. Graw, R. Hertenberger, H.-F. Wirth and M. Jaskola, Spectroscopy of 110Sn via the high-resolution 112Sn(p,t) 110Sn reaction, Phys. Rev, C74 054605 (2006)
  6. B.F. Bayman and F. Zardi , Relativistic Coulomb excitation around grazing impact parameters, Phys. Rev. C74, 024905 (2006)
  7. B.F. Bayman and F. Zardi, Quantum derivation of the use of classical electromagnetic potentials in relative Coulomb excitations, Phys. Rev. C71, 014904 (2005)
  8. A. Escuderos, B.F. Bayman, L. Zamick and S.J.O. Robinson, Degeneracies when only T=1 two-body interactions are present, Phys. Rev. C72 054301 (2005)
  9. P. Guazzoni, L.Zetta, B.F. Bayman, A. Covello, A. Gargano, G. Graw, R. Hertenberger, H.-F. Wirth and M. Jaskola, 120Sn homologous levels via the 123Sb(p,alpha)120Sn reaction: Experimental evidence and microscopic calculations, Phys. Rev, C72 044604 (2005)
  10. B. F. Bayman and F. Zardi , Comparison of exact and approximate cross-sections in relativistic Coulomb excitation, Phys. Rev. C68 014908 (2003)
  11. B.F. Bayman and F. Zardi , Equivalence of the long-wavelength approximation and the truncated-Taylor expansion in relativistic Coulomb excitation, Phys. Rev. C67 017901 (2003)
  12. B.F. Bayman, M. Bernath, D.R. Bes, Two-nucleon-transfer form factors in heavy rotational nuclei, Phys. Rev. C41. 581 (1990)
  13. B.F. Bayman, Form Factors for a Proximity Interaction between Deformed Nuclei, Phys. Rev. C34. 1346 (1986)
  14. B.F. Bayman and M. Hamermesh, A Review of Undergraduate Physics, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 1986