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Eric B. Norman

Professor
Email: 
EBNorman@lbl.gov
Office: 
4105 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-643-9984
Fax: 
510-643-9685
Education: 

A. B., Cornell University, Ithaca, 1972
S. M., University of Chicago, Chicago, 1974
Ph. D., University of Chicago, Chicago, 1978

Teaching and Research: 

Professor Norman has performed research in homeland security, neutrino physics, and nuclear astrophysics. He is the co-discover of 4 isotopes. He is currently teaching NE101, “Nuclear Reactions and Radiation”.

Current Research Focus: 

Developing active neutron-based interrogation system to screen sea-going cargo containers for fissionable material.

Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) – a planned large-scale bolometric detector designed to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te.

Measurements of neutron and charged-particle induced reaction cross sections for homeland security, nuclear astrophysics, and neutrino physics.

Honors and Awards: 

Outstanding Mentor Award U. S. Department of Energy 2002
Fellow American Physical Society 1999
Distinguished Lecturer Associated Western Universities/U. S. Department of Energy 1990 - 1991

Professional Activities: 

Referee for Physical Review (Letters, C, D), Nuclear Physics, Nature, Astrophysical Journal, Physics Letters
Reviewer of research proposals for U.S. DOE and NSF and for NSERC of Canada
International Advisory Committee for International School on Contemporary Physics III, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2005
LANSCE Program Advisory Committee Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2004 – present
International Advisory Committee for International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, Santa Fe, 2004
Technical Program Committee for International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, Tsukuba, 2001
Local Organizing Committee for International Nuclear Physics Conference, Berkeley, 2001
Program Committee for 10th Int. Symp. on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, Santa Fe, 1999
Local Organizing Committee for 1st Int. Conf. on Radioactive Nuclear Beams, Berkeley, CA, October, 1989
Local Organizing Committee for Workshop on Particle Astrophysics, Berkeley, CA, December, 1988
Life Member, American Physical Society
Affiliate Member, Division of Nuclear Chemistry American Chemical Society
Member of California State Science Curriculum Framework and Criteria Committee, 1998 - 2000
Co-developer of Nuclear Science Wallchart and Member of Contemporary Physics Education Project, 1995 - present

Selected Publications: 

Low-energy coexisting band in 154Gd, W. D. Kulp, J. L. Wood, K. S. Krane, J. Loats, P. Schmelzenbach, C. J. Staples, R.-M. Larimer,E. B. Norman, Phys. Rev. Letters 91, 102501 (2003)

Physics potential and prospects for the CUORICINO and CUORE experiments
C. Arnaboldi et al. (CUORE collaboration), Astroparticle Physics. 20, 91 (2003)

CUORE: A cryogenic underground observatory for rare events, C. Arnaboldi et al. ( CUORE collaboration) Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A 518, 775 (2004)

First results on neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te with the calorimetric Cuoricino experiment, C. Arnaboldi et al. (CUORE collaboration), Physics Letters B 584, 260 (2004)

Bringing atomic and nuclear physics laboratory data into the classroom, E. B. Norman, R.-M. Larimer,G. Rech, J. Lee, C. Vue, T. Leubane, K. Zamvil, and L. Guthrie, Amer. Journ. Phys. 72, 652 (2004)

Signatures of fissile materials: high energy g rays following fission, E. B. Norman, S. G. Prussin, R.-M. Larimer, H. Shugart, E. Browne, A. R. Smith, R. J. McDonald, H. Nitsche, P. Gupta, M. I. Frank, T. B. Gosnell, Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A 521, 608 (2004)

Improved limit on the electron-capture decay branch of 176Lu, E. B. Norman, E. Browne, I. D. Goldman, and P. R. Renne, Appl. Rad. & Isotopes 60, 767 (2004)

N=90 region: the decay of 154Eu to 154Gd, W. D. Kulp, J. L. Wood, K. S. Krane, J. Loats, P. Schmelzenbach, C. J. Staples, R.-M. Larimer, E. B. Norman, Phys. Rev. C 69, 064309 (2004)

Constraints on Nucleon Decay via Invisible Modes from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, S. N. Ahmed et al. (SNO collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 102004 (2004)

Measurement of the Total Active 8B Solar Neutrino Flux at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory with Enhanced Neutral Current Sensitivity, S. N. Ahmed et al. (SNO collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 181301 (2004)

Electron antineutrino search at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, B. Aharmim et al. (SNO collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 70, 093014 (2004)

Response to a comment on “Signatures of fissile materials: high energy  rays following fission” by Z. B. Alfassi, E. B. Norman, S. G. Prussin, R.-M. Larimer, H. Shugart, E. Browne, A. R. Smith, R. J. McDonald, H. Nitsche, P. Gupta, M. I. Frank, T. B. Gosnell, Nucl. Instrum. & Meth. A 534, 577 (2004)

Measurement of cross sections for the 63Cu(a,g)67Ga reaction from 5.9 – 8.7 MeV, M. S. Basunia, E. B. Norman, H. A. Shugart, A. R. Smith, M. J. Dolinski, B. J. Quiter, Phys. Rev. C 71, 035801 (2005)

Identification of a pairing isomeric band in 152Sm, W. D. Kulp, J. L. Wood,P. E. Garrett, J. M. Allmond, D. Cline, A. B. Hayes, H. Hua, K. S. Krane, R.-M. Larimer, J. Loats, E. B. Norman, P. Schmelzenbach, C. J. Staples, R. Teng, C. Y. Wu, Phys. Rev. C 71, 041303(R) (2005)

Search for periodicities in the 8B solar neutrino flux measured by the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, B. Aharmim et al. (SNO collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 72, 052010 (2005)

New limit on the neutrinoless bb decay of 130Te, C. Arnaboldi et al. (CUORE collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 142501 (2005)

Deducing 237U(n,f) cross-section using the surrogate ratio method, J.T. Burke, L.A. Bernstein, J. Escher, L. Ahle, J.A. Church, F.S. Dietrich, K.J. Moody, E.B. Norman, L. Phair, P. Fallon, R.M. Clark, M.A. Deleplanque, M. Descovich, M. Cromaz, I.Y. Lee, A.O. Macchiavelli, M.A. McMahan, L.G. Moretto, E. Rodriguez-Vieitez, F.S. Stephens, H. Ai, C. Beausang, and B. Crider, Phys. Rev. C 73, 054604 (2006)

Precision test of the rotor model from band mixing in 166Er, W.D. Kulp, J.M.Allmond, P.Hatcher, J.L.Wood, J.Loats, P.Schmelzenbach, C.J.Stapels, K.S.Krane, R.-M.Larimer, E.B.Norman, Phys.Rev. C 73, 014308 (2006)

Fission-product gamma-ray line pairs sensitive to fissile material and neutron energy. R. E. Marrs, E. B. Norman, J. T. Burke, R. A. Macri, H. A. Shugart, E. Browne, A. R. Smith. Nucl. Instrum. & Meth.A 592 (2008) 463

Nuclear resonance fluorescence excitations near 2 MeV in 235U and 239Pu. W. Bertozzi, J. A. Caggiano, W. K. Hensley, M. S. Johnson, S. E. Korbly, R. J. Ledoux, D. P. McNabb, E. B. Norman, W. H. Park, G. A. Warren. Phys. Rev.C 78 (2008) 041601

Results from a search for the 0 νββ-decay of 130Te. C. Arnaboldi et al. (CUORICINO Collaboration). Phys. Rev. C 78 (2008) 035502

Evidence against correlations between nuclear decay rates and Earth-Sun distance. E. B. Norman, E. Browne, H. A. Shugart, T. H. Joshi, R. B. Firestone. Astroparticle Phys. 31 (2009) 135

Surrogate ratio method, in the actinide region using the (α,α'f) reaction . S. R. Lesher, J.T. Burke, L.A. Bernstein, H. Ai, C. Beausang, D. L. Bleuel, R.M. Clark, F.S. Dietrich, J. E. Escher, P. Fallon, J. Gibelin, B. L. Goldblum, I.Y. Lee, A.O. Macchiavelli, M.A. McMahan, K.J. Moody, E.B. Norman, L. Phair, E. Rodriguez-Vieitez, N. D. Scielzo, M. Wiedeking. Phys. Rev. C 79 (2009) 044609

Books

Proceedings of the Workshop on Particle Astrophysics: Forefront Experimental Issues, E.B. Norman, editor, World Scientific Publishing Co., (Singapore) 1989

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Radioactive Nuclear Beams
W. D. Myers, J. M. Nitschke, and E.B. Norman , editors, World Scientific Publishing Co., (Singapore) 1990

A Teacher's Guide to the Nuclear Science Wall Chart, G. Aubrecht, A. B. Balantekin, W. Bauer, J. Beacom, E. J. Beise, D. Bodansky, E. Browne, P. Carlock, Y. D. Chan, M. Cherney, J. Cramer, S. Corneliussen, J. Dairiki, M. Dragowsky, K. Krane, R.-M. Larimer, M. Liebl, H. S. Matis, M. McMahan, R. McDonald, V. Noto, E. B. Norman , J. O'Connell, G. T. Seaborg, R. J. Shalit, D. Shaughnessy, and K. Street, Contemporary Physics Education Project 1998

Proceedings of the International Nuclear Physics Conference 2001, E. Norman, L. Schroeder, and G. Wozniak, editors, American Institute of Physics Proc. No. 610 (New York) 2002

Additional Info: 

Date of Initial Appointment

2006