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Geoffrey T. Bodwin

Sr Physicist

Geoffrey Bodwin is a member of the Particle Theory Group in the High Energy Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory.


in recent years, Bodwin has been interested in the theory of the strong quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and in bound-state problems, both within the standard model of particle physics and in models of new physics. His interests in QCD include all-orders factorization theorems, which enable perturbative calculations of high-energy processes, techniques for precision higher-order perturbative calculations, and production and decay of non relativistic QCD bound states (heavy quarkonia), which serve as paradigms for the interplay between perturbative and nonperturbative QCD physics. He is also interested in applications of lattice-gauge-theory techniques to determine nonperturbative quantities that enter into factorization theorems.

Bodwin received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, Flint. He had postdoctoral appointments at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), before becoming a staff physicist at Argonne in 1983.

Bodwin is a recipient of the 2010 Argonne National Laboratory/University of Chicago Distinguished Performance Award and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Research Interests:

  • Perturbative QCD
  • Factorization Theorems in QCD
  • Bound States in Quantum Field Theory
  • Production and Decay of Heavy Quarkonia
  • Lattice Gauge Theory
  • Chiral Fermions
  • Precision QED Calculations