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Professor Calvin W. Johnson

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            E-mail:                                     cjohnson @ mail.sdsu.edu

                                   

Education:

            University of California, Davis, 1981-85

                        U.C. Regents Scholar 1981-85

                        B.S. in Physics, Mathematics with highest honors

                        Arts and Science College Medal, 1985

 

            University of Washington, 1985-1989

                        Karrer prize 1986;    Henderson Thesis Prize 1990

                        Ph.D Thesis:  A 4hw Shell Model Calculation of 16O and the Nuclear                           Response of Molybdenum to Solar and Supernova Neutrinos

                        Thesis Advisor:  Wick Haxton

           

Employment:

Professor, Department of Physics, San Diego State University

            September, 2008 to present

Associate Professor, Department of Physics, San Diego State University

            May, 2004 to August, 2008

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, San Diego State University

            January, 2002 to May, 2004

Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University

            August 2001 to August 2002 (on leave January 2002 to August 2002)

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University

            September 1995 to July 2001

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Washington

            November 1994 to August 1995

Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory

            November 1992 to October 1994

Division Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology

            December 1989 to November 1992

Research Assistant, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

            June-September 1985 and June-September 1986

 

Other appointments:

Research Scientist Step III (at 0% effort), UC San Diego         

            February 2013 to present

 

Research Interests:

            Computational many-body theory:

                        nuclear shell model, random phase approximation, spectral moment method

            Random interactions in many-body systems

            Weak interactions in nuclear physics, astrophysics, and neutrino physics



Awards and honors:

            1996 DOE Defense Programs Young Scientist Award

            2003 SDSU Outstanding Faculty Award (Physics)

            2005 SDSU Outstanding Faculty Award (Physics)

            2016 SDSU Outstanding Faculty Award (Physics)

            Faculty Fellow Weber Honors College 2016-2018

 

Teaching at summer schools

            June 2002 Lecturer at 14th Annual Summer Nuclear Institute at TRIUMF

            July 2012 Lecturer at Nuclear TALENT School in Computational Many-Body Theory, ECT*, Trento, Italy

 

Service to national/international physics community

            1999-2000 Member APS/DNP program committee

            January 2002 Member NSF Review Panel (nuclear theory special emphasis)

            January 2011 Member NSF Review Panel (nuclear theory special emphasis)

            Member advisory committee, “Computational and Group-Theoretical Methods in Nuclear Physics,’ Feb 18-21, 2003, Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Member organizing committee, “Blueprints for the Nucleus,” May 17-21, 2004, Feza Gursey Institute, Istanbul, Turkey; editor for conference proceedings in Intl. J. Mod. Phys. E. (Nuclear) February, 2005

Organizer, Institute for Nuclear Theory Program 09-1: Effective Field Theories for the Many-body Problem, Spring 2009

Judge, Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Award, 2008-10

Member, APS DNP Nominating Committee, 2009-10

Member, APS Committee on Membership 2009-11

Chair, APS Committee on Membership, 2011

            Member, organizing committee, 2012 Fall DNP Meeting.

            Member, organizing committee, Peking University-CUSTIPEN Workshop on “Advances in computations of nuclear structure and nuclear forces”  August 2015

            Member, APS DNP Ad Hoc Mentoring Award Committee, 2015-2016

 

Service to SDSU:

Chair, College of Science Research Committee, Fall 2005.

Graduate Advisor, SDSU Department of Physics: September 2005 – August 2008

Associate Chair of Physics, SDSU: April 2008 – August 2008

Mentor SDSU Summer Undergraduate Research Program (Kevin O'Mara) 2015

Mentor SDSU Summer Undergraduate Research Program (Miguel Godinez) 2016

College of Sciences Tenure & Promotion Committee, 2015-2017