Grant V. O'Rielly, Ph.D.

Grant V. O'RiellyAssociate Professor

  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1997
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1987

Contact information

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  • Phone: 508.999.8483
  • Fax: 508.999.9115
  • Office: Group II Building, Room 306 A


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.

Areas of interest

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