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Vladimir Gudkov

  • Professor
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • University of South Carolina


Research Interests

  • electroweak interactions in nuclei
  • neutron physics
  • theory of nuclear reactions
  • nuclear fission
  • neutrino nuclei interactions
  • extensions of the Standard Model
  • computational physics
  • network theory

Current Projects

I am working on theoretical problems related to the experimental program in fundamental neutron physics at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This includes the study of neutron properties, neutron beta-decay, parity violation effects and time reversal violation effects. The main purpose of this research is to work on theoretical problems related to experiments which have got the high priority at the SNS. We make a complete analysis of processes planned to study at the SNS, with an accuracy better that is supposed to be achieved in the planning experiments. Based on the results of the calculations we provide analysis of sensitivity of experimental results to be able to search for the possible extensions of the Standard model. Also we help to plan new experiments to address significant problems of modern physics and work on their theoretical support. Current projects follow:

  • Fundamental Neutron Physics at the Spallation Neutron Source
  • New Metrics for Characterizing and Predicting Network Behavior
  • Neutrino Studies at the Spallation Neutron Source (vSNS)


Teaching Activities

Current Courses

  • Phys 516 - Mathematical Physics II

Previous Courses

  • Phys 515 - Mathematical Physics I
  • Phys 516 - Mathematical Physics II


5 Selected Publications

  • Y.-H. Song, R. Lazauskas and V. Gudkov, "Time Reversal Invariance Violation in Neutron-Deuteron Scattering", Phys. Rev. C83, 065503 (2011).
  • V. Gudkov, H. M. Shimizu and G. L. Greene, "Parametric resonance enhancement in neutron interferometry and application for the search for non-Newtonian gravity", Phys. Rev. C83, 025501 (2011).
  • V. Gudkov and Y.-H. Song, "Faddeev-type equations for three-body symmetry violating scattering amplitudes", Phys. Rev. C82, 028502 (2010).
  • V. Gudkov, V. Montealegre, S. Nussinov and Z. Nussinov “Community Detection in Complex Networks by Dynamical Simplex Evolution”, Phys. Rev. E78, 016113 (2008).
  • V. Gudkov, “Scattering of Ultra Cold Neutrons on Nano-size Bubbles”, NIM A580, 1390 (2007).


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