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Ruprecht Machleidt

Ruprecht Machleidt

University Distinguished Professor


Engineering-Physics 327



Mailing Address

Department of Physics
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0903
Moscow, ID 83844-0903

  • Ph.D., University of Bonn (Germany), Physics
  • M.S., University of Bonn (Germany), Physics

  • Acting Chair, Department of Physics, University of Idaho, 2003-2006
  • Professor of Physics, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1991-present
  • Associate Professor of Physics, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1988-91
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California, 1986-88
  • Visiting Research Physicist, Los Alamos Meson-Physics Facility (LAMPF), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1986-88
  • Visiting faculty member, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI, "Virginia Tech"), Blacksburg, Virginia, Fall 1985
  • Visiting Senior Scientist, TRIUMF, Canada's National Meson-Physics Facility, Vancouver, Canada, 1983-85
  • Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (≈assistant professor/research associate), Institute for Theoretical Nuclear Physics, University of Bonn, Germany, until 1983
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nuclear Theory Group, University of Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York (two-year fellowship by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

  • Theoretical nuclear physics
  • Theory of nuclear forces
  • Chiral effective field theory for low-energy QCD
  • Meson-exchange theories for nuclear interactions
  • Nucleon-nucleon scattering at high energy
  • Theory of nuclear matter with sub-nuclear degrees of freedom and relativity
  • Relativistic few-nucleon physics

  • The Bonn meson-exchange model for the nucleon-nucleon interaction, R. Machleidt, K. Holinde, and Ch. Elster, Physics Reports, Vol. 149, pp. 1-89 (1987) [3025 citations according to Google Scholar].
  • The meson theory of nuclear forces and nuclear structure, R. Machleidt, Advances in Nucl. Phys., Vol. 19, Chapter 2, pp. 189-376 (1989) [1844 citations].
  • The Dirac-Brueckner approach to nuclear matter: R. Brockmann and R. Machleidt, Physics Letters B 149, 283 (1984) [267 citations]; R. Brockmann and R. Machleidt, Physical Review C 42, 1965 (1990) [767 citations].
  • High-precision NN potentials ("CD-Bonn"): R. Machleidt, F. Sammarruca, and Y. Song, Physical Review C 53, 1483 (1996) [838 citations]; R. Machleidt, Physical Review C 63, 024001 (2001) [1733 citations].
  • Chiral effective field theory and nuclear forces: D. R. Entem and R. Machleidt, Physical Review C 68, 041001 (2003) [1133 citations]; R. Machleidt and D. R. Entem, Physics Reports 503, 1 (2011) [651 citations].
  • Total of 156 publications in refereed journals plus 154 conference contributions; 16,338 citations and h-index of 48 according to Google Scholar.

  • Vandal Pride Award, University of Idaho, 2002
  • University of Idaho Faculty Award for Research Excellence, 2001
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, since 2000
  • Distinguished Faculty Member, University of Idaho Chapter of th Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2000
  • Faculty Excellence Award, University of Idaho Alumni Association, 2000
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Navy ROTC, University of Idaho, 1998
  • Affiliate, Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT), University of Washington,Seattle, Washington
  • Fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1983-85
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1976-77


Department of Physics

Physical Address:
Engineering-Physics Rm 311

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0903
Moscow, ID 83844-0903

Phone: 208-885-6380

Fax: 208-885-4055


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