Bruce Barrett

Bruce Barrett

Professor Emeritus of Physics
Affiliate Professor of Physics, University of Washington-Seattle


Ph.D., 1967, Stanford University

Fields of Study: 

Nuclear Physics

Research Interests: 

Microscopic Theory of Nuclei Structure: Creating a unified theory of the properties of atomic nuclei, starting from the fundamental interactions among the nucleons and using nuclear many-body theory to calculate these properties. In this regard, we have developed the ab initio No Core Shell Model approach, which has been successful in describing the properties of light nuclei, i.e., up to mass A=16. This approach is now being extended to heavier mass nuclei.

Honors and Awards: 

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship 1972-76

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Heidelberg 1976-77

F.O.M. Fellowship, The Netherlands, 1980

Alexander von Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Award, Heidelberg & Cologne, 1983-85, Darmstadt 2007-09

Honorary Fulbright Fellow, Heidelberg 1983-84

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, Tokyo 1998

Fellow of the APS since 1987

APS Outstanding Referee since 2008

Member of Phi Beta Kappa, Scholastic Honorary Society, since 1961, Kansas University

Selected Publications: 

P. Navratil, J.P. Vary, and B.R. Barrett, Large Basis ab initio No-Core Shell Model and Its Application to 12C. Phys. Rev. C 62, 054311 (2000).

P. Navratil, S. Quaglioni, I. Stetcu, and B.R. Barrett, Recent Developments in No-core Shell-model Calculations. J. Phys. G 36, 083101, (2009).

B.R. Barrett, P. Navratil, and J.P. Vary, Ab initio No-core Shell Model. Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 69, 131 (2013).

J. Rotureau, I. Stetcu. B.R. Barrett, and U van Kolck, Two and Three Nucleons in a Trap, and the Continuum Limit. Phys. Rev. C 85, 034003 (2012).

G. Papadimitriou, J. Rotureau, N. Michel, M. Ploszajzak, and B.R. Barrett, Ab initio No-core Gamow Shell-model Calculations with Realistic Interactions. Phys. Rev. C 88, 044318 (2013).