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Joseph Schechter

Joseph Schechter

Joseph Schechter

Professor Emeritus


357 Physics Building

Research Interests
  • Particle physics phenomenology, especially unified weak electromagnetic theories and particular processes.
  • Neutrino theory and applications.
  • Effective Lagrangians for strong and other interactions.
  • Light scalar meson puzzle.
  • Understanding anomalies and gauge theories in general beyond the standard model.

Research Spotlight


Theoretical consideration regarding the light spin zero meson might lead to new experimntal information on this topic.


1965 Ph.D. Physics University of Rochester

1959 B.E.E. Electrical Engineering Cooper Union

Awards & Professional Honors
  • Fellow American Physical Society
  • William Wasserstrom Award for "Excellence in Graduate Teaching"
Selected Publications

"Are three flavors special". A.H. Fariborz, R. Jora, J. Schechter, M.N. Shahid, Phys Rev D 83, 034018 (2010).

"Non perturbative results for Yang Mills theories" F. Sannino, J. Schechter, Phys Rev D82 096008 (2010).

“Doubly perturbed S_3 neutrinos and the s_13 mixing parameter", R. Jora,, J. Schechter, M.N. Shahid, Phys Rev D82 053006 (2010).

"Gauged linear sigma model and pion pion scattering", A.H. Fariborz, N.W. Park, J.Schechter, M.N. Shahid, Phys Rev D80 113001 (2009).

Global aspects of the scalar meson puzzle" A.H. Fariborz, R. Jora, J. Schechter, Phys Rev D 79 074014 (2009).