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Zoltan Papp

Zoltan Papp

Professor, Theoretical Quantum Physics

Ph.D. (Dr.univ.), University of Debrecen, Hungary, 1986
Diploma, University of Debrecen, Hungary, 1981

Office: Hall of Science (HSCI), Room 272c

California State University, Long Beach
Department of Physics & Astronomy
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-9505

Phone: (562) 985-4900 Office
Fax: (562) 985-7924


Research Interest:
Few-Body Quantum Mechanics.

The Few-Body Quantum Mechanics is a kind of research philosophy. We consider quantum mechanical systems with only a few relevant degrees of freedom. But then, we try to solve the underlying equations without any further approximations. This approach is very successful in a broad area of physics, including atomic, nuclear and particle physics.

My research focuses on three-body systems with non-free asymptotics, like the Coulomb or confinement asymptotics. The Coulomb potential is relevant in atomic and nuclear physics, the confinement potential in particle physics. In particular, I have developed a solution methodology for the fundamental integral equations of three-body systems with these kinds of non-free asymptotics. The work is a combination of analytic and numerical techniques.