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Robert A. Haring-Kaye


Robert Haring-Kaye

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Schimmel Conrades Science Center 133
(740) 368-3774 
rakaye@owu.edu

Current teaching/office schedule


 Education

  • B. S. in Physics, Florida State University, 1992
  • Ph. D. in Nuclear Physics, Florida State University, 1998

Teaching Interests

  • Intermediate and advanced physics laboratory, electronics, introductory physics lecture and laboratory, introductory astronomy

Research Interests
  • Structure of atomic nuclei at the limits of spin and binding, detection methods for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs)

Recent Undergraduate Students Mentored in Nuclear Physics Research

  • R. Scotten, Ohio Wesleyan University, Beta Decay of 144Cs to 144Ba, 2013-2014 Senior Thesis Project
  • Rob Elder, Ohio Wesleyan University, Evolution of Collectivity with Spin in 70As, 2013 OWU Summer Science Research Program and 2013 Directed Individual Study 
  • Sylvia Morrow, Houghton College, Gamma Vibrational Band in 70Ge, 2013 NSF-REU Summer Research Program 
  • R. Scotten, Ohio Wesleyan University, Composition of the 24O Ground State Wave Function, 2012 NSF-REU Summer Research Program and 2012-2013 Directed Individual Study
  • Taimur Islam, Ohio Wesleyan University, Selective Population and Decay of Neutron-Unbound States in 23O and 24O, 2011 OWU Summer Science Research Program, 2011-2012 Directed Individual Study, and 2012-2013 Senior Honors Thesis
  • Ben Pigg, Ohio Wesleyan University, Selective Population and Decay of Neutron-Unbound States in 13Be, 2011-2012 Senior Thesis Project
  • James McGugan, Colorado College, Selective Population and Decay of Neutron-Unbound States in 13Be, 2011 NSF-REU Summer Research Program
  • Alex Howe, Ohio Wesleyan University, Competing Single-Particle and Collective Behavior in 71Se, 2009-2010 Senior Honors Thesis Project
  • Hengzhi Chen, Ohio Wesleyan University, Spin Assignments in 70As, 2010 OWU Summer Science Research Program
  • Steve Kuhn, Earlham College, Spin Assignments in 71Se, 2010 NSF-REU Summer Research Program
  • Rob Anthony, Ohio Wesleyan University, Construction and Testing of the Large-area multi-Institutional Scintillator Array (LISA), NSF-MRI Project, Summer 2010
  • Alex Howe, Ohio Wesleyan University, Construction and Testing of the Large-area multi-Institutional Scintillator Array (LISA), NSF-MRI Project, Summer 2010

Selected Recent Publications

  • First observation of 15Be, J. Snyder, T. Baumann, G. Christian, R.A. Haring-Kaye, P.A. DeYoung, Z. Kohley, B. Luther, M. Mosby, S. Mosby, A. Simon, J.K. Smith, A. Spyrou, S. Stephenson, and M. Thoennessen, Phys. Rev. C 88, 031303(R) (2013).
  • Unresolved question of the 10He ground state resonance, Z. Kohley, J. Snyder, T. Baumann, G. Christian, P.A. DeYoung, J.E. Finck, R.A. Haring-Kaye, M. Jones, E. Lunderberg, B. Luther, S. Mosby, A. Simon, J.K. Smith, A. Spyrou, S.L. Stephenson, and M. Thoennessen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 232501 (2012).

  • Competing single-particle and collective behavior in 71Se, A.R. Howe*, R.A. Haring-Kaye, J. Doring, N.R. Baker*, S.J. Kuhn*, S.L. Tabor, S.R. Arora*, J.K. Bruckman*, and C.R. Hoffman, Phys. Rev. C 86, 014328 (2012).

  • Transition strengths and the role of the f7/2 orbital in 71As, R.A. Kaye, C.J. Drover*, S.L. Tabor, J. Doring, Y.-C. Yang, Y. Sun, S.R. Arora*, N.R. Baker*, J.K. Bruckman*, T.A. Hinners, C.R. Hoffman, and S. Lee, Phys. Rev. C 83, 044316 (2011).

* indicates mentored undergraduate students