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Ricardo Alarcon

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President's Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Biography

Ricardo Alarcon did his undergraduate studies at the University of Chile and received his Ph.D. in 1985 from Ohio University. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign until 1989, when he joined Arizona State University as an Assistant Professor. His research covers experiments in electromagnetic nuclear physics and in fundamental neutron science. He has held visiting professor appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1995-1997 and 1999-2001 and served as project manager and scientific spokesperson for the Bates Large Acceptance Spectrometer project at MIT-Bates from 1999 to 2002. He was a member of the Department of Energy/National Science Foundation Nuclear Science Advisory Committee from 2001 to 2005. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. In 2005-2007 he served on the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council (NRC) Rare Isotope Science Assessment Committee (RISAC) whose report paved the way for the Facility of Rare Isotopes Beams (FRIB).  In 2007-2009 he served on the NRC Scientific Assessment of Free Electron Laser (FEL) Technology for Naval Applications Committee, and presently on the NRC Committee on Assessment and Outlook for Nuclear Physics, a decadal study of nuclear physics (NP2010). Since 2007 he has chaired the organizing committee of the VII, VIII, and IX Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and its Applications.

Education

Ricardo Alarcon did his undergraduate studies at the University of Chile and received his Ph.D. in 1985 from Ohio University. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign until 1989, when he joined Arizona State University as an Assistant Professor.

Research Interests

Professor Alarcon’s research interests are the design, construction, and execution of experiments in basic nuclear science. He has carried out experiments designed to study the spin dependent electromagnetic response of few-body nuclei at the NIKHEFfacility in the Netherlands and at the MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator Center.  His present research activities are centered on experiments addressing fundamental issues of nuclear physics: the measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry in the capture of polarized neutrons by protons to determine the strength of the hadronic weak interaction; a precision measurement of the radiative decay of the neutron with the goal of improving the precision of quantities associated with the neutron decay; the measurement of electron and positron elastic scattering from hydrogen to determine the contribution of multiple-photon exchange in elastic lepton-nucleon scattering and address the present puzzle of the proton form factor ratio; and a search for the neutron electric dipole moment which possible existence is of fundamental interest and would significantly challenge the theoretical extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics. The experiments are taking place at the Spallation Neutron Source at ORNL, at the NIST facility, and at the DESY facility in Germany. He is also involved in the design and construction of a new kind of spectrometer for more precise measurements of neutron decay parameters to test the Standard Model.

Publications
  • J Balewski, J Bernauer, J Bessuille, R Corliss, R Cowan, C Epstein, P Fisher, D Hasell, E Ihloff, Y Kahn, J Kelsey, R Milner, S Steadman, J Thaler, C Tschalaer, C Vidal, S Benson, J Boyce, D Douglas, P Evtushenko, C Hernandez-Garcia, C Keith, C Tennant, S Zhang, R Alarcon, D Blyth, R Dipert, L Ice, G Randall, B Dongwi, N Kalantarians, M Kohl, A Liyanage, J Nazeer, M Garcon, R Cervantes, K Dehmelt, A Deshpande, N Feege, B Surrow. The DarkLight Experiment: A Precision Search for New Physics at Low Energies. arXiv preprint arXiv:1412.4717 (2014).
  • R Alarcon, D Blyth. Measurement of the weak nucleon-nucleon interaction by polarized cold neutron capture on protons. EPJ Web of Conferences (2014).
  • R Milner, DK Hasell, M Kohl, U Schneekloth, N Akopov, R Alarcon, VA Andreev, O Ates, A Avetisyan, D Bayadilov, R Beck, S Belostotski, JC Bernauer, J Bessuille, F Brinker, B Buck, JR Calarco, V Carassiti, E Cisbani, G Ciullo, M Contalbrigo, N D'Ascenzo, R De Leo, J Diefenbach, TW Donnelly, K Dow, G Elbakian, D Eversheim, S Frullani, Ch Funke, G Gavrilov, B Gläser, N Görrissen, J Hauschildt, BS Henderson, Ph Hoffmeister, Y Holler, LD Ice, A Izotov, R Kaiser, G Karyan, J Kelsey, D Khaneft, P Klassen, A Kiselev, A Krivshich, I Lehmann, P Lenisa, D Lenz, S Lumsden, Y Ma, F Maas, H Marukyan, O Miklukho, A Movsisyan, M Murray, Y Naryshkin, C O'Connor, R Perez Benito, R Perrino, RP Redwine, D Rodríguez Piñeiro, G Rosner, RL Russell, A Schmidt, B Seitz, M Statera, A Thiel, H Vardanyan, D Veretennikov, C Vidal, A Winnebeck, V Yeganov. The OLYMPUS experiment. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research (2014).
  • C. Tschal ¨ar , R. Alarcon , S. Balascuta , S.V. Benson , W. Bertozzi , J.R. Boyce, R. Cowan , D. Douglas, P. Evtushenko, P. Fisher, E. Ihloff, N. Kalantarians, A. Kelleher, R. Legg, R.G. Milner, G.R. Neil, L. Ou, B. Schmookler, C. Tennant, G.P. Williams, and S. Zhang. Transmission of High-Power Electron Beams Through Small Apertures. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Reseach (2013).
  • R. Alarcon , S. Balascuta , S.V. Benson , W. Bertozzi , J.R. Boyce , R. Cowan, D. Douglas , P. Evtushenko , P. Fisher , E. Ihloff , N. Kalantarians , A. Kelleher, W.J. Kossler, R. Legg, E. Long, R.G. Milner, G.R. Neil, L. Ou, B. Schmookler, C. Tennant, C. Tschala¨r, G.P. Williams , S. Zhang. Measured radiation and background levels during transmission of megawatt electron beams through millimeter apertures. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research (2013).
  • R. Alarcon, S. Balascuta. Status of the NPDGamma Experiment at the SNS. Hyperfine Interactions (2013).
  • R. Alarcon, S. Balascuta, S. V. Benson, W. Bertozzi, J. R. Boyce, R. Cowan, D. Douglas, P. Evtushenko, P. Fisher, E. Ihloff, N. Kalantarians, A. Kelleher, R. Legg, R. G. Milner, G. R. Neil, L. Ou, B. Schmookler, C. Tennant, C. Tschala ¨r, G. P. Williams, and S. Zhang. Transmission of Megawatt Relativistic Electron Beams through Millimeter Apertures. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS (2013).
  • B. T. Tonguc, S. Citci, M. Bektasoglu, and R. Alarcon. Invariant Mass Distribution of D(e,e’) from BLAST. Balkan Physics Letters (2012).
  • R.L. Cooper, R. Alarcon, M.J. Bales, C.D. Bass, E.J. Beise, H. Breuer, J. Byrne, T.E. Chupp, K.J. Coakley, M.S. Dewey, C. Fu, T.R. Gentile, H.P. Mumm, J.S. Nico, B. O'Neill, K. Pulliam, A.K. Thompson, F.E. Wietfeldt. A gamma- and X-ray detector for cryogenic, high magnetic field applications. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A (2012).
  • S. Balascuta, R. Alarcon, S. Baeßler, G. Greened, A. Mietkef, C. Crawford, R. Milburn, S. Penttila, J. Prince, J. Schädler. The implementation of a super mirror polarizer at the SNS fundamental neutron physics beamline. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A (2012).
  • Committee on Assessment of and Outlook for Nuclear Physics. Nuclear Physics: Exploring the Heart of Matter. (2012).
  • R. Alarcon, E. Ayala, C. Granja, and N. Medina. iX Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications. (2012).
  • L. Ice and R. Alarcon. OLYMPUS and the proton form factor puzzle. AIP Conference Proceedings (2012).
  • R. Alarcon. Latin American Symposium in Quito, Ecuador. (2012).
  • Barron-Palos, L; Alarcon, R; Balascuta, S; et al. Determination of the parahydrogen fraction in a liquid hydrogen target using energy-dependent slow neutron transmission. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH (2011).
  • C. Crawford, T. Akdogan, R. Alarcon, et al. Role of mesons in the electromagnetic form factors of the nucleon. PHYSICAL REVIEW C (2011).
  • Douglas K. Hasell, Richard G. Milner, Robert P. Redwine, Ricardo Alarcon, Haiyan Gao, Michael Kohl, and John R. Calarco. Spin-dependent Electron Scattering from Polarized Protons and Deuterons with the BLAST Experiment at MIT-Bates. Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science (2011).
  • Galvan, AP; Plaster, B; Boissevain, J; Carr, R; Filippone, BW; Mendenhall, MP; Schmid, R; Alarcon, R; Balascuta, S. High uniformity magnetic coil for search of neutron electric dipole moment. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH (2011).
  • J. M. Kirkpatrick, N. F. Sparveris, I. Nakagawa, A. M. Bernstein, R. Alarcon, et al. Measurement of the partial cross sections sigma(TT), sigma(LT), and (sigma(T) + epsilon sigma(L)) of the (1)H(e, e 'pi(+))n reaction in the Delta(1232) resonance. PHYSICAL REVIEW C (2011).
  • M. Gericke, R. Alarcon et al. Measurement of parity-violating gamma-ray asymmetry in the capture of polarized cold neutrons on protons. Physical Review C (2011).
  • P. Bourgeois, Y. Sato, J. Shaw, R. Alarcon, A. M. Bernstein, W. Bertozzi, T. Botto, J. Calarco, F. Casagrande, M. O. Distler, K. Dow, M. Farkondeh, S. Georgakopoulos, S. Gilad, R. Hicks, M. Holtrop, A. Hotta, X. Jiang, A. Karabarbounis, J. Kirkpatrick, S. Kowalski, R. Milner, R. Miskimen, I. Nakagawa, C. N. Papanicolas, A. J. Sarty, S. Sirca, E. Six, N. F. Sparveris, S. Stave, E. Stiliaris, T. Tamae, G. Tsentalovich, C. Tschalaer, W. Turchinetz, Z.-L. Zhou, and T. Zwart. Measurements of the generalized electric and magnetic polarizabilities of the proton at low Q(2) using the virtual Compton scattering reaction. PHYSICAL REVIEW C (2011).
  • Zhang, C; Kohl, M; Akdogan, T; Alarcon, R; et al. (The BLAST Collaboration). Precise Measurement of Deuteron Tensor Analyzing Powers with BLAST. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS (2011).
  • R. Alarcon. Nucleon Form Factors. Proceedings of Science (2010).
  • R. C. Gillis, R. Alarcon, S. Balascuta, et al. NPDGamma: A measurement of the parity-violating gamma asymmetry A? in n-p capture. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2010).
  • Alarcon, Ricardo, Arellano, Hugo, Cole, Philip L, Kreiner, Andres. VIII Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications. (2010).
  • D. Hasell, T. Akdogan, R. Alarcon, W. Bertozzi, E. Booth, T. Botto, J.R. Calarco, B. Clasie, C. Crawford, A. DeGrush, K. Dow, D. Dutta, M. Farkhondeh, R. Fatemi, O. Filoti, W. Franklin, H. Gao, E. Geis, S. Gilad, W. Hersman, M. Holtrop, E. Ihloff, P. Karpius, J. Kelsey, M. Kohl, H. Kolster, S. Krause, T. Lee, A. Maschinot, J. Matthews, K. McIlhany, N. Meitanis, R. Milner, J. Rapaport, R. Redwine, J. Seely, A. Shinozaki, A. Sindile, S. Širca, T. Smith, S. Sobczynski, M. Tanguay, B. Tonguc, C. Tschalaer, E. Tsentalovich, W. Turchinetz, J.F.J. van den Brand, J. van der Laan, F. Wang, T. Wise, Y. Xiao, W. Xu, C. Zhang, Z. Zhou, V. Ziskinand T. Zwart. The BLAST Experiment. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A (2009).
  • D. Pocanic, R. Alarcon, L.P. Alonzi, S. Baessler, S. Balascuta, J.D. Bowman, M.A. Bychkov, J. Byrne, J.R. Calarco, V. Cianciolo, C.B. Crawford, E. Frlez, M.T. Gericke, G.L. Greene, R.K. Grzywacz, V. Gudkov, F.W. Hersman, A. Klein, J. Martin, S.A. Page, A. Palladino, S.I. Penttila, K.P. Rykaczewski, W.S. Wilburn, A.R. Young, G.R. Young. Nab: Measurement Principles, Apparatus and Uncertainties. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A (2009).
  • Michael Gericke, S. Page, D. Ramsay, R. Alarcon, S. Balascuta, L. Barron, J.D. Bowman, R.D. Carlini, W. Chen, T.E. Chupp, C. Crawford, S. Covrig, M. Dabaghyan, S.J. Freedman, T.R. Gentile, R.C. Gillis, G.L. Greene, F.W. Hersman, T. Ino, G.L. Jones, et al. Parity violation in neutron–proton capture-The NPDGamma experiment. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A (2009).
  • R. Alarcon. THE BLAST EXPERIMENT: POLARIZED ELECTRON SCATTERING FROM HYDROGEN AND DEUTERIUM. Modern Physics Letters A (2009).
  • THOMAS C. KATSOULEAS, RICARDO ALARCON, JOHN ALBERTINE, ILAN BEN-ZVI, SANDRA G. BIEDRON, CHARLES A. BRAU, WILLIAM B. COLSON, RONALD C. DAVIDSON, PAUL G. GAFFNEY II, LIA MERMINGA, JOEL D. MILLER, BRIAN E. NEWNAM, PATRICK O’SHEA, C. KUMAR, N. PATEL,DONALD PROSNITZ, ELIHU ZIMET. Scientific Assessment of High-Power Free-Electron Laser Technology. (2009).
  • E. Geis, M. Kohl, V. Ziskin, T. Akdogan, H. Arenhövel, R. Alarcon, W. Bertozzi, E. Booth, T. Botto, J. Calarco, B. Clasie, C. B. Crawford, A. DeGrush, T. W. Donnelly, K. Dow, M. Farkhondeh, R. Fatemi, O. Filoti, W. Franklin, H. Gao, S. Gilad, D. Hasell, P. Karpius, H. Kolster, T. Lee, A. Maschinot, J. Matthews, K. McIlhany, N. Meitanis, R. G. Milner, J. Rapaport, R. P. Redwine, J. Seely, A. Shinozaki, S. Širca, A. Sindile, E. Six, T. Smith, M. Steadman, B. Tonguc, C. Tschalaer, E. Tsentalovich, W. Turchinetz, Y. Xiao, W. Xu, C. Zhang, Z. Zhou, and T. Zwart. Charge Form Factor of the Neutron at Low Momentum Transfer from the 2H(e,en)1H Reaction. Physical Review Letters (2008).
  • Ahearne, John, S, Freedman, Alarcon, Ricardo, Alarcon, Ricardo, Braun-Munzinger, P., Burrows, A., Casten, R., Cho, Y., Garvey, G., Haxton, W., Jaffe, R., Koller, N., Libby, S., Nagamiya, S., Nazarewicz, W., Romalis, M., Schmor, P., Wiescher, M., Woosley, S. Scientific Opportunities with a Rare-Isotope Facility in the United States. (2007).
  • Alarcon, Ricardo. Fundamental Neutron Physics at the Spallation Neutron Source in the US. International Nuclear Physics Conference (2007).
  • Alarcon, Ricardo, Geis, Eugene. The Neutron Charge form Factor at Low Q2. Bull. Am. Phys. Soc (2007).
  • Balascuta, Septimiu, Alarcon, Ricardo, Balascuta, Septimiu, Alarcon, Ricardo. Magnetic Field Finite-Element Calculations for the SNS Neutron EDM Experiment. Bull. Am. Phys. Soc (2007).
  • C Crawford, A Sindile, T Akdogan, Ricardo Alarcon, W Bertozzi. Measurement of the proton electric to magnetic form-factor ratio from H(e, e'p). Physical Review Letters (2007).
  • P. Bourgeois, Y. Sato, J. Shaw, Ricardo Alarcon. Measurements of the Generalized Electric and Magnetic Polarizabilities of the Proton at Low Q2 Using the VCS Reaction. Physical Review Letters (2007).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. Fundamental physics with cold and ultracold neutrons. Revista Mexicana de Fisica (2007).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. Nucleon form factors and the BLAST experiment. European Physics Journal A (2007).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. Nucleon form factors and the BLAST experiment. European Physics Journal A (2007).
  • Alarcon, Ricardo O, Cole, Philip L, Djalali, Chaden, Umeres, Fernando. VII Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications. (2007).
  • Alarcon, Ricardo. Deuteron Spin Observables from Electron Scattering at Intermediate Energies. World Scientific (2007).
  • Kohl, M, Milner, R, Ziskin, V, Alarcon, Ricardo, Geis, E. The Charge Form Factor of the Neutron at Low Q2. World Scientific (2007).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. Spin Dependent Electron Scattering with the BLAST Detector. Revista Mexicana de Fisica S (2006).
  • Akdogan, T, Alarcon, Ricardo. The Proton Electric To Magnetic Form Factor Ratio At Low Q**2. (2006).
  • Alarcon, Ricardo, Geis, E, Kohl, M, milner, R, Zizkin, V. The Neutron Charge Form Factor at Low Q2. (2006).
  • A Hotta, G Tsentalovich, I Nakagawa, J Calarco, J Kirkpatrick, J Shaw, K Dow, M Farkondeh, M Holtrop, M Distler, N Sparveris, A Karabarbounis, P Bourgeois, R Hicks, R Milner, R Miskimen, S Georgakopoulos, S Gilad, S Kowalski, S Stave, S Irca, T Botto, A Sarty, T Tamae, T Zwart, W Bertozzi, W Turchinetz, X Jiang, Y Sato, Z Zhou, Ricardo Alarcon, A Bernstein, C Tschalaer, C Papanicolas, E Six, E Stiliaris, F Casagrande. Investigation of the Conjectured Nucleon Deformation at Low Momentum Transfer. Physical Review Letters (2005).
  • A Sinile, J Calarco, Ricardo Alarcon. GEp/GMp with BLAST. Bull. Am. Phys. Soc (2005).
  • B Tonguc, E Six, C Vidal, Ricardo Alarcon, T Botto, J Calarco, A DeGrush, O Filoti, E Geis, J Kelsey, J Prince. The BLAST Cherenkov detectors. Nucl. Instr. and Methods (2005).
  • B Tonguc, E Six, C Vidal, Ricardo Alarcon, T Botto, J Calarco, A DeGrush, O Filoti, E Geis, J Kelsey, J Prince. The BLAST Cherenkov detectors. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A (2005).
  • C Crawford, Ricardo Alarcon. A Precision Measurement of GEp/GMp at BLAST. Bull. Am. Phys. Soc (2005).
  • C Zhang, Ricardo Alarcon. Tensor Analyzing Powers in Elastic Electron Deuteron Scattering. Bull. Am. Phys. Soc (2005).
  • M Kohl, Ricardo Alarcon. Measurements of the Spin Structure of the Deuteron. Bull. Am. Phys. Soc (2005).
  • N Sparveris, K Dow, M Farkondeh, S Georgakopoulos, S Gilad, R Hicks, M Holtrop, A Hotta, X Jiang, A Karabarbounis, J Kirkpatrick, Ricardo Alarcon, S Kowalski, R Milner, R Miskimen, I Nakagawa, C Papanicolas, A Sarty, Y Sato, S Sirca, J Shaw, E Six, A Bernstein, S Stave, E Stiliaris, T Tamae, G Tsentalovich, C Tschalaer, W Turchinetz, 3Z-L Zhou, T Zwart, W Bertozzi, T Botto, P Bourgeois, J Calarco, F Casagrande, M Distler. Investigation of the Conjectured Nucleon Deformation at Low Momentum Transfer. Phys. Rev. Lett (2005).
  • O Filoti, J Calarco, Ricardo Alarcon. The Spin Correlation Parameters in Electron-Proton Inclusive Scattering in the Delta-Excitation Region. Bull. Am. Phys. Soc (2005).
  • P Karpius, J Calarco, Ricardo Alarcon. A Measurement of Deuteron Magnetic Dipole Form Factor from Vector Polarization Observables. Bull. Am. Phys. Soc (2005).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. Spin dependent electron scattering with the BLAST detector. Czechoslovac Journal of Physics (2005).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. Spin dependent electron scattering with the BLAST detector. Czechoslovac Journal of Physics (2005).
  • Y Xiao, Ricardo Alarcon. A Study of the Spin Dependence of Pion Electro-Production near the Delta-Excitation Region. Bull. Am. Phys. Soc (2005).
  • A Sindile, J Calarco, Ricardo Alarcon. G_E^p/G_M^p Measurement with BLAST. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2004).
  • A Sindile, T Lee, J Calarco, Ricardo Alarcon. Proton Electric to Magnetic Form Factor Ratio at BLAST. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2004).
  • C Zhang, Ricardo Alarcon. Measurement of the Analysing Powers, T_20 and T_21, Using a Polarised Gas Target and the BLAST Detector. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2004).
  • D Hasell, Ricardo Alarcon. Status of the BLAST experiment. The European Physical Journal A (2004).
  • M Kohl, Ricardo Alarcon. Measurement of the Neutron Electric Form Factor at Low Momentum Transfer. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2004).
  • N Meitanis, Ricardo Alarcon. Measurement of Inclusive Spin Dependent Electron Scattering from Polarized Deuterium at 850 MeV. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2004).
  • O Filoti, J Calarco, B Tonguc, E Geis, Ricardo Alarcon. The Cherenkov Counters for the BLAST Detector. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2004).
  • P Karpius, J Calarco, Ricardo Alarcon. Vector Polarization Observables of the Deuteron. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2004).
  • Ricardo Alarcon, D Hasell. Status of the BLAST experiment. The European Physical Journal A (2004).
  • Alarcon, Ricardo. Electron Scattering from Few-Body Nuclei, Quarks, Hadrons, and Nuclei. (2004).
  • Alarcon, Ricardo, Slifer, K. Electron Scattering from Few-Body Nuclei. (2004).
  • C Crawford, Ricardo Alarcon. Precision Measurement of the Proton Electric to Magnetic Form Factor Ratio with BLAST. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2003).
  • C Kunz, F Casagrande, J Chen, J Comfort, G Dodson, A Dooley, K Dow, M Farkhondeh, S Georgakopoulos, S Gilad, R Hicks, N Kaloskamis, A Hotta, X Jiang, A Karabarbounis, S Kowalski, D Margaziotis, C Mertz, R Miskimen, I Nakagawa, C Papanicolas, M Pavan, M Distler, G Peterson, A Ramirez, D Rowntree, A Sarty, J Shaw, E Six, N Sparveris, S Soong, S Stiliaris, T Tamae, Z Zhou, D Tieger, C Tschalaer, G Tsentalovich, W Turchinetz, C Vellidis, G Warren, S Williamson, A Young, J Zhao, T Zwart, Ricardo Alarcon, D Barkhuff, A Bernstein, W Bertozzi, J Calarco. Measurement of the Transverse Longitudinal Cross-Secions in the p(e,e'p) ?0 reaction in the Delta Region. Phys. Lett. B (2003).
  • C Kunz, F Casagrande, J Chen, J Comfort, G Dodson, A Dooley, K Dow, M Farkhondeh, S Georgakopoulos, S Gilad, R Hicks, N Kaloskamis, A Hotta, X Jiang, A Karabarbounis, S Kowalski, D Margaziotis, C Mertz, R Miskimen, I Nakagawa, C Papanicolas, M Pavan, M Distler, G Peterson, A Ramirez, D Rowntree, A Sarty, J Shaw, E Six, N Sparveris, S Soong, S Stiliaris, T Tamae, Z Zhou, D Tieger, C Tschalaer, G Tsentalovich, W Turchinetz, C Vellidis, G Warren, S Williamson, A Young, J Zhao, T Zwart, Ricardo Alarcon, D Barkhuff, A Bernstein, W Bertozzi, J Calarco. Measurement Of The Transverse Longitudinal Cross-Sections In The P (Polarized-E, E-Prime P) PI0 Reaction In The Delta Region. Physics Letters B (2003).
  • I Nakagawa, Ricardo Alarcon. Delta Resoanance Pion Electroproduction Multipoles at Low Q^2. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2003).
  • N Sparveris, C Papanicolas, Ricardo Alarcon. N to Delta quadrupole amplitudes at Q^2=0.127 (GeV/c)^2. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2003).
  • N Sparveris, M Distler, G Dodson, A Dooley, K Dow, M Farkondeh, S Gilad, R Hicks, M Holtrop, A Hotta, X Jiang, Ricardo Alarcon, N Kaloskamis, A Karabarbounis, S Kowalski, C Kunz, D Margaziotis, C Mertz, R Milner, R Miskimen, I Nakagawa, C Papanicolas, D Barkhuff, M Pavan, G Peterson, A Ramirez, D Rowntree, A Sarty, J Shaw, E Six, S Soong, S Stiliaris, D Tieger, A Bernstein, C Tschalaer, W Turchinetz, C Vellidis, G Warren, A Young, J Zhao, Z Zhou, T Zwart, W Bertozzi, J Calarco, F Casagrande, J Chen, J Comfort. Measurement of the R(LT) Response Function for ?0 Electroproduction at Q2 = 0.070 (GeV/c)2 in the N ---> ? Transition. Phys. Rev (2003).
  • N Sparveris, M Distler, G Dodson, A Dooley, K Dow, M Farkondeh, S Gilad, R Hicks, M Holtrop, A Hotta, X Jiang, Ricardo Alarcon, N Kaloskamis, A Karabarbounis, S Kowalski, C Kunz, D Margaziotis, C Mertz, R Milner, R Miskimen, I Nakagawa, C Papanicolas, D Barkhuff, M Pavan, G Peterson, A Ramirez, D Rowntree, A Sarty, J Shaw, E Six, S Soong, S Stiliaris, D Tieger, A Bernstein, C Tschalaer, W Turchinetz, C Vellidis, G Warren, A Young, J Zhao, Z Zhou, T Zwart, W Bertozzi, J Calarco, F Casagrande, J Chen, J Comfort. Measurement Of The R(LT) Response Function For PI0 Electroproduction At Q**2 = 0.070 (GEV/C)**2 In The N ---> Delta Transition. Physical Review C (2003).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. The MIT-Bates Large Acceptance Spectrometer Toroid. Nucl. Phys (2003).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. THE MIT-BATES LARGE ACCEPTANCE SPECTROMETER TOROID. Nuclear Physics A (2003).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. THE OOPS PROGRAM AT BATES. Few Body Systems (2003).
  • T Botto, Ricardo Alarcon. Study Of Nucleon Resonances With Polarization Degrees Of Freedom At MIT/BATES. Genoa 2002, Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn sum rule and the spin structure of the nucleon (2003).
  • V Ziskin, Ricardo Alarcon. Measurement of the Electric Form Factor of the Neutron with BLAST. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2003).
  • Alarcon, Ricardo. Study of Nucleon Resonances with Polarization Degrees of Freedom at MIT/Bates, Genoa 2002, Gerasimov-Drell_hearn sum rule and the spin structure of the nucleon. (2003).
  • B Norum, H Bulten, H Poolman, I Passchier, I Rachek, J Lang, J van den Brand, L van Buuren, M Ferro-Luzzi, M Harvey, M Simani, B Militsyn, P Heimberg, R Ent, S Klous, Z Zhou, Ricardo Alarcon, D Nikolenko, D Szczerba, D Boersma, D Higinbotham, E Six, H Kolster, H de Vries. Spin-Dependent Electron-Proton Scattering in the Delta -Excitation Region. Phys. Rev. Lett (2002).
  • B Norum, H de Vries, H Bulten, H Poolman, I Passchier, I Rachek, J Lang, J van den Brand, K Wang, L van Buuren, M Ferro-Luzzi, B Militsyn, M Harvey, M Simani, P Heimberg, R Ent, S Klous, Th Bauer, Z Zhou, Ricardo Alarcon, D Nikolenko, D Szczerba, D Boersma, D Higinbotham, E Six, G Nooren, H Kolster. Spin-Momentum Correlations in Quasielastic Electron Scattering from Deuterium. Phys. Rev. Lett (2002).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. Intermediate Energy Nuclear Physics at MIT-Bates. Czechoslovak Journal of Physics (2002).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. The BLAST project at MIT-Bates. Czechoslovak Journal of Physics (2002).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. The South Hall Ring and the BLAST Detector. Nucl. Phys (2002).
  • Z Zhou, P Bourgeois, J Calarco, F Casagrande, J Chen, J Comfort, D Dale, M Distler, G Dodson, S Dolfini, A Dooley, S Sirca, K Dow, M Epstein, M Farkhondeh, S Georgakopoulos, S Gilad, R Hicks, M Holtrop, A Hotta, X Jiang, K Joo, W Boeglin, D Jordan, N Kaloskamis, A Karabarbounis, J Kirkpatrick, S Kowalski, C Kunz, N Liyanage, J Mandeville, D Margaziotis, T McIlvain, A Sarty, C Mertz, R Milner, R Miskimen, I Nakagawa, C Papanicolas, M Pavan, G Peterson, A Ramirez, D Rowntree, Y Sato, Ricardo Alarcon, J Shaw, E Six, S Sobczynski, S Soong, N Sparveris, S Stave, S Stiliaris, T Tamae, D Tieger, C Tschalaer, R Beck, G Tsentalovich, W Turchinctz, C Vellidis, G Warren, L Weinstein, S Williamson, A Young, J Zhao, T Zwart, A Bernstein, W Bertozzi, T Botto. Performance of a compact detector package for the out-of-plane spectrometer system. Nucl. Instrum. and Methods A 487 (2002).
  • A Bernstein, C Tschalaer, C Vellidis, C Papanicolas, D Rowntree, D Tieger, D Margaziotis, E Tsentalovich, G Dodson, G Peterson, G Warren, A Dooley, H Arenhövel, H Miyase, J Chen, J Comfort, J Shaw, J Zhao, J Tjon, K Dow, K Joo, L Weinstein, A Hotta, M Farkhondeh, M Miller, N Kaloskamis, R Hicks, R Miskimen, S Dolfini, S Gilad, S Kowalski, S Williamson, S Soong, A Karabarbounis, T Miura, T Suda, T Tamae, T Zwart, W Bertozzi, W Turchinetz, X Jiang, Z Zhou, Ricardo Alarcon, A Ramirez, A Young, A Sarty, C Kunz, C Mertz. Relativistic Effects and Two-Body Currents in 2H(e,e'p)n Using Out-of-Plane Detection. Phys. Rev. Lett (2001).
  • A Karabarbounis, C Vellidis, C Papanicolas, D Tieger, D Barkhuff, G Dodson, G Warren, J Chen, J Comfort, J Kelly, J Mitchell, A Sarty, J Shaw, J McIntyre, J Finn, K Dow, K Joo, L Weinstein, M Farkhondeh, N Kaloskamis, P Ulmer, R Gothe, A Young, R Lourie, R Miskimen, R Woo, S Dolfini, S Gilad, S Kowalski, S Van Verst, S Williamson, S Soong, V Burkert, A Bernstein, W Bertozzi, W Turchinetz, X Jiang, Ricardo Alarcon, B Milbrath, C Kunz, C Mertz, C Perdrisat, C Tschalaer. Search for Quadrupole Strength in the Electro-excitation of the Delta (1232). Phys. Rev. Lett (2001).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. Intermediate Energy Nuclear Physics at the MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator Center. Rev. Mex. Fis (2001).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. Status of the BLAST project. Czechoslovak Journal of Physics (2001).
  • Alarcon, Ricardo. Measurements of the electromagnetic and spin structure of nucleons and nuclei with the Bates Large Acceptance Spectrometer Toroid. (2001).
  • van Buuren, L, Szczerba, D, Alarcon, Ricardo, Bauer, Th, Boersma, D, van den Brand, J, Bulten, H, Ferro-Luzzi, M, Higinbotham, D, Klous, S, Kolster, H, Lang, J, Mul, F, Nikolenko, D, Norum, B, Passchier, I, Poolman, H, Rachek, I, Simani, M, Six, E, de Vries, H, Wang, K, Zhou, Z. Measurement of spin correlation parameters in the ?-region for the 1H(e,e') reaction. (2001).
  • D Higinbotham, M Harvey, P Heimberg, B Norum, I Passchier, H Poolman, E Six, M Steenbakkers, D Szczerba, H De Vries, Ricardo Alarcon, Th Bauer, D Boersma, J van den Brand, H Bulten, L van Buuren, M Ferro-Luzzi, D Geurts. Recoil Detection with a Polarized 3He Target. Nucl. Instrum. and Methods A 444 (2000).
  • H Poolman, H Boer Rookhuizen, J van den Brand, L van Buuren, H Bulten, R Ent, M Ferro-Luzzi, D Geurts, P Heimberg, C de Jager, P Klimin, D Boersma, I Koop, F Kroes, J van der Laan, G Luijckx, A Lysenko, B Militsyn, I Nesterenko, J Noomen, B Norum, M van den Putte, M Harvey, Yu Shatunov, J Steijger, D Szczerba, H De Vries, D Higinbotham, I Passchier, E Six, Ricardo Alarcon, P van Amersfoort, Th Bauer. Experiments with Longitudinally Polarized Electrons in a Storage Ring using a Siberian Snake. Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 (2000).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. BLAST: A New Tool for Intermediate Energy Nuclear Physics. Nucl. Phys. A (2000).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. Spin Physics with Internal Targets and the BLAST Detector. Chechoslovak Journal of Physics (2000).
  • Ricardo Alarcon. The MIT/Bates Out-of-Plane and Polarized Internal Target Programs. Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics (2000).
  • Alarcon, Ricardo. Status of the BLAST Project. (2000).
  • Passchier, I, Boersma, D, Harvey, M, Higinbotham, D, Poolman, H, Six, E, Alarcon, Ricardo, van Amersfoort, P, Bauer, Th, Boer Rookhuizen, H, van den Brand, J, van Buuren, L, Bulten, H, Ent, R, Ferro-Luzzi, M, Geurts, D, Heimberg, P, de Jager, C, Klimin, P, Koop, I, Kroes, F, van der Laan, J, Luijckx, G, Lysenko, A, Militsyn, B, Nesterenko, I, Noomen, J, Norum, B, van den Putte, M, Shatunov, Yu, Steijger, J, Szczerba, D, De Vries, H. Longitudinally Polarized Electrons in a Storage Ring below 1 GeV. (2000).
Research Activity
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. Fluence based proton beam quality assurance with Micromegas. MAYO CLINIC SCOTTSDALE(8/15/2014 - 8/14/2016).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. MRI Consortium: Development of the Phase-I DarkLight Experiment at Jefferson Laboratory. MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECHNOLO(8/15/2014 - 7/31/2016).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. Proton Range Finder Detector. MAYO FDN(12/11/2013 - 6/2/2016).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. Fundamental Research in Nuclear Physics. NSF-MPS-PHY(7/1/2013 - 6/30/2016).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. MRI Consortium: Development of a Magneto-electrostatic spectrometer for high precision measurements of neutron beta decay. UNIV OF VIRGINIA(7/1/2013 - 7/31/2016).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. Design and Implementation of Aerogel Cherenkov Detector Testing. Aspen Aero(9/1/2011 - 7/31/2013).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. Design and Implementation of Aerogel Cherenkov Detector Testing. Aspen Aero(10/6/2010 - 3/18/2011).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. Fundamental Research in Nuclear Physics. NSF-MPS-PHY(7/1/2010 - 6/30/2014).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. Fundamental Research in Nuclear Physics. NSF-MPS-PHY(5/15/2007 - 4/30/2011).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. Research in Intermediate Energy Nuclear Physics. NSF-MPS(4/15/2004 - 3/31/2008).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. MEDIUM ENERGY NUCLEAR PHYSICS WITH ELECTRONS AT ASU. NSF-MPS(5/1/2001 - 4/30/2005).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. BLAST CERENKOV DETECTOR PRODUCTION. MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECHNOLO(10/1/1999 - 9/30/2002).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. MEDIUM ENERGY NUCLEAR PHYSICS WITH ELECTRONS AT ASU. NSF-MPS(4/15/1999 - 3/31/2002).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. A PROPOSAL TO THE BATES LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BLAST CEREVKOV UNIT. MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECHNOLO(11/1/1997 - 10/31/1999).
  • Comfort,Joseph R*, Alarcon,Ricardo O. SPIN ORIENTED STUDIES OF THE NUCLEON & NUCLEAR SYSTEMS. NSF-MPS(6/1/1995 - 5/31/2000).
  • Alarcon,Ricardo O*. ELECTRONUCLEAR PHYSICS WITH POLARIZED INTERNAL TARGETS. NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZA(12/2/1992 - 12/1/1994).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 792Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 131Univ Physics II: Elctrc/Magnet
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Service
  • Department of Energy, SBS Joint Science/Technical, Cost, Schedule and Management, Member Review Committee (2011 - Present)
  • Physical Review Letters/Physical Review, Paper reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Department of Physics, Associate Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Department of Physics, Associate Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Department of Physics, Associate Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Proposal Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Proposal reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • American Physical Society, Division of Nuclear Physics, Education Committee, Member (2007 - Present)
  • American Physical Society, Division of Nuclear Physics, Education Committee, Member (2007 - Present)
  • American Physical Society, Division of Nuclear Physics, Education Committee, Member (2007 - Present)
  • American Physical Society, Division of Nuclear Physics, Education Committee, Member (2007 - Present)
  • American Physical Society, Division of Nuclear Physics, Education Committee, Member (2007 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation and Department of Energy, Proposal reviewer (2003 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation and Department of Energy, Proposal reviewer (2003 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation and Department of Energy, Proposal reviewer (2003 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation and Department of Energy, Proposal reviewer (2003 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation and Department of Energy, Proposal reviewer (2003 - Present)
  • American Physical Society, Topical Group on Few-Body Systems and Multiparticle Dynamics, Vice-Chair (2014 - 2018)
  • American Physical Society, Division of Nuclear Physics, Education Committee, Member (2007 - 2014)
  • National Academy of Sciences, NP2010 Committee: Decadal Study of Nuclear Science, Member (2010 - 2012)
  • Academic Program Review of the Department of Physics, Chair (2011 - 2012)
  • National Science Foundation, Committee of Visitors, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • National Science Foundation, Committee of Visitors, Physics Division, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • National Academy of Sciences, NP2010 Committee: Decadal Study of Nuclear Science, Member (2010 - 2012)
  • Department of Energy, SBS Joint Science/Technical, Cost, Schedule and Management, Member Review Committee (2011 - 2011)
  • American Physical Society, Division of Nuclear Physics, Nominating Committee, Chair (2010 - 2011)
  • IX Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications, Chair, International Program Organizing Committee (2010 - 2011)
  • National Academy of Sciences, NP2010 Committee: Decadal Study of Nuclear Science, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • National Science Foundation, Committee Member Review Panel (2010 - 2011)
  • Physical Review Letters/Physical Review, Paper reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • DOE Medium Energy Review, Panel member (2010 - 2010)
  • Dean's Faculty Advisory Committee, Chair (2009 - 2010)
  • VIII Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications, Chair, Organizing Committee (2008 - 2009)
  • National Academy of Sciences, Committee on the Scientific Assessment of FEL Technology for Naval Applications, Member (2007 - 2009)
  • National Science Foundation, Committee Member Review Panel (2009 - 2009)
  • DOE Technical, Cost, and Management Review of the TOF-STAR detector at RHIC, Panel member (2005 - 2008)
  • Graduate Program Committee - Physics, Member (2005 - 2008)
  • Budget and Policy, Member (2004 - 2008)
  • VII Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications, Chairman Organizing Committee (2006 - 2007)
  • National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Rare Isotope Science Assessment Committee, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • BLAST Collaboration, Scientific Spokesperson (2000 - 2007)
  • APS TOPICAL GROUP ON FEW-BODY SYSTEMS AND MULTIPARTICLE DYNAMICS, Executive Committee Member (2004 - 2007)
  • Quality of Instruction, Chair (2005 - 2007)
  • United States Particle Accelerator School (USPAS), Organizer/Host (2005 - 2006)
  • Quality of Instruction, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Ad-Hoc Graduate Curriculum, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Chair Search Department of Physics, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Recognition and Awards Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Awards Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Search Committee for Chair of the Department of Physics, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Lecturer Search Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • DOE-NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, Member (2001 - 2005)
  • INTEL International Science Fair, Judge (2005 - 2005)
  • Personnel Committee, Chair (2004 - 2004)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Proposal reviewer (2003 - 2004)
  • Physical Review Letters/Physical Review, Referee (2003 - 2004)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Committee on Minorities (American Physical Society), Member (2001 - 2003)
  • APS Committee on Minorities, Member (2003)
  • Comprehensive Exam Committee, Member (2003)
  • Graduate Exam Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • BLAST project at MIT-Bates, Project Manager (1999 - 2002)
  • Bates Linear Accelerator Users Group Inc, President (1998 - 2001)
  • LOWq: Workshop on Electromagnetic Nuclear Reactions at Low Momentum Transfer, Organizing Committee (2001 - 2001)
  • Theory at Bates workshop, MIT, Organizing Committee (2000 - 2000)