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Stephen R. Cotanch



Professor Cotanch received his PhD in 1973 from the Florida State University. He was a visiting graduate student at Princeton University for the 1971-72 year and a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Pittsburgh from 1973 to 1976. He joined NC State University as Assistant Professor in 1976.

His research contributions center on many-body techniques to diagonalize effective Hamiltonians, describing the complex behavior of systems of fermions and bosons interacting via the electromagnetic, weak and strong nuclear forces (including Quantum Chromodynamics). He advanced the understanding of the structure of nuclei, hypernuclei and elementary particles, especially exotic glueballs and hybrid mesons containing color confined gluons and quarks. He developed improved scattering and reaction formulations for direct nuclear reactions, photonuclear processes and K meson scattering and production. He also collaborated with experimentalists, including proposed particle measurements and detector design, and he derived several novel constraint relations and theorems from fundamental principles and symmetries to assist experimental analysis.

Select Publications

"Coulomb Gauge Model for Hidden Charm Tetraquarks"
Phys. Lett. B 275, 148 (2013).

"Coupled Channels Optical theorem and Non-elastic Cross Section Sum Rule"
Nucl. Phys. A842, 48 (2010).

"Meson and Tetra-quark Mixing" ,
P. Wang, S. R. Cotanch and I. General, Phys. J. C 55, 409 (2008).

"Light 1-+ Exotics: Molecular Resonances"
Phys. Lett. B 653, 216 (2007).

"Coulomb Gauge Approach to gqq Hybrid Mesons"
Eur. Phys. J. C 51, 347 (2007).

"QCD Coulomb Gauge Approach to Exotic Hadrons"
Eur. Phys. J. A 31, 656 (2006).

"Oddballs and a Low Odderon Intercept"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 081601(2006).

"Many Body Methods and Effective Field Theory"
Nucl. Phys. A762, 82 (2005).

"Tensor Glueball Photoproduction and Decay"
Phys. Lett. B 621, 269 (2005).

"BCS and Attractive Hubbard Model Comparative Study"
Phys. Rev. B 70, 064511 (2004).

"Hyperfine Meson Splittings: Chiral Symmetry Versus Transverse Gluon Exchange"
Phys. Rev. C 70, 035202 (2004).

"Goldberger-Treiman Criteria for Hyperon Coupling Constants"
Phys. Rev. C 69, 035202 (2004).

"Ladder Dyson-Schwinger Calculation of the Anomalous γ-3π Form Factor"
Phys. Rev. D 68, 036006 (2003).

"QCD Based Quark Description of π−π Scattering up to the σ and ρ Region"
Phys. Rev. D 66, 116010 (2002).

"Probing Proton Strangeness with Time-Like Virtual Compton Scattering"
Phys. Lett. B 549, 85 (2002).

"QCD Glueball Regge Trajectory and the Pomeron"
Nucl. Phys. A710, 45 (2002).

"Chirally Symmetric Quark Description of Low Energy π−π Scattering"
Phys. Rev. D 65, 076008 (2002).

"Relativistic Many-Body Approach to Mesons"
Nucl. Phys. A697, 303 (2002).

"Many-Body Coulomb Gauge Exotic and Charmed Hybrids"
hys. Lett. B 504, 12 (2001).

"Meson Structure in a Relativistic Many-Body Approach"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1102 (2000).

"Renormalized Effective QCD Hamiltonian: Gluonic Sector"
Phys. Rev. D 59, 074019 (1999).

"Large Scale Continuum Shell Model Calculations for Photonuclear Reactions with Δ Isobars and Exchange Currents"
Contemporary Nuclear Shell Models, Lecture Notes in Physics (Springer-Verlag) 482, 172 (1997).

"Nucleon Strangeness Content through Vector Meson Dominance"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1008 (1996).

"Glueball Spectroscopy in a Relativistic Many-Body Approach to Hadron Structure"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 2011 (1996).

"Light Quark Energy Distribution in Heavy Quark Symmetry"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 2538 (1994).

"Simultaneous Microscopic Description of 16O(γ,N) Including Δ Degrees of Freedom"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2563 (1993).

Honors & Awards

He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. In 1993 he was awarded a Nordita Nordic Professorship to perform research at the Neil Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and the Universities of Uppsala and Helsinki.