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86 Eminent Physicists
Magda Galula Ericson1929 -
An Important Contribution to Condensed Matter Physics
Magda Ericson's thesis on the temperature dependence of slow neutron scattering on iron was a pioneering experimental study of critical phenomena near the Curie point.
Etude des fluctuations d'aimantation dans le fer au voisinage de la temperature de Curie par diffusion des neutrons. These Paris, serie A, No.3393. Centre d'etudes nuclearies de Saclay (CEA) Rapport No. 1189 (1959).
Some Major Contributions to Nuclear Physics
Magda Ericson has had major impact on the understanding of the physics of the interaction of real and virtual pions with nuclei. Her contribution include:
The formulation of the standard form for pion-nuclear optical model, the so called Lorentz-Lorenz-Ericson-Ericson effect.
The interpretation of soft pion theorems in the extended nuclear medium.
The first prediction of the quenching of the weak axial coupling constant in the nuclear medium, which has led to more general studies of the modifications of free nucleon properties in the nuclear medium.
Pioneering interpretation of the EMC effect due to the nuclear quark condensate as due to the nuclear pion cloud. This interpretation still remains a principal view of this effect.
Ericson's contributions have been largely responsible for the development
of nuclear pion physics as a subfield of nuclear physics and a large
number of papers are based on her work.
"From soft to real pions in nuclei and extended systems" Nucl. Phys. B10: 501 (1969) with A. Figureau and A. Molinari.
"Axial vector nuclear sum rules and exchange effects" Annals of Physics 63: no.2, 93 (1971).
"Pionic field and renormalization of the axial coupling constant in nuclei" Phys. Lett. 45B: 19 (1973) with A. Figureau and C. The'venet.
"Quenching and hardening in the transverse quasi-elastic peak" Nucl. Phys. A379: 429 (1982) with W. Alberico and A. Molinari.
"The pion response function and deep inelastic scattering on nuclei" Phys. Lett. 128B: 112 (1983) with A. Thomas.
"High energy spin-isospin modes in nuclei" Phys. Lett. 141B: 163 (1984) with G. Chanfray.
"The electromagnetic polarizability and the swelling of nucleon in nuclei" Z. fur Phys. A324: 269 (1986) with M. Rosa-Clot.
"Two-nucleon induced Lambda decay in nuclei" Phys. Lett. B256: 134 (1991).
Alexander von Humboldt Prize 1992
1953-59 Attachee de recherches CNRS
1959-60 Fulbright Fellow MIT
1960-67 Associate Professor, University of Lyon
1965-present Visitor CERN
1967-present Professor, University of Lyon
1969-70 Research Associate MIT
Agregation de physique 1953
Ph.D. Sorbonne, Paris 1958
Submitted by:Torlief and Magda Ericson / N. Byers
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