Grant V. O'Rielly

Grant O'Rielly, PhD

Associate Professor





Science and Engineering 306 A


1997 University of Melbourne, Australia PhD in Nuclear Physics
1987 University of Melbourne, Australia BSc (Hons) in Physics

Research interests

  • Few-body nuclear physics
  • Nuclear detectors
  • Photonuclear Physics
  • Pion physics

Dr. O'Rielly's research interests are in the area of Intermediate Energy Photonuclear Physics, with special emphasis on few-body nuclear physics and pion photoproduction. He currently is spokesperson on an approved (A-rated) proposal to measure pion photoproduction very close to threshold at the MAX-lab facility in Sweden. He is also co-spokesperson on an approved proposal Pion Production from a Polarized Target to be performed at Jefferson Laboratory in Virginia.

He is awaiting results from the NSF CAREER program, on a proposal submitted in July, 2003 entitled "Investigation of near-threshold pion photoproduction and incorporation of computer simulation into the undergraduate curriculum at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth." This 5-year program of research and teaching activities will support the experimental measurements described above together with the introduction of computational simulation and visualization methods into the undergraduate physics laboratory courses.

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