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Joseph Di Rienzi

Headshot: Joseph Di Rienzi

Professor - Mathematics, Physics

Office: Knott 121

School: Arts and Sciences

Education:
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, 1964-1968, B. S. Physics
Polytechnic Institute of N.Y., 1968-1975, Ph.D., Physics

Research and Interests:
Theoretical Atomic Physics
Foundations of Quantum Theory

Professional Affiliations & Memberships:
American Physical Society;
American Association of Physics Teachers;
Visiting Scientist, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Publications:

“Resonances in the dipositronium system: Rydberg states, J. Di Rienzi and R. J. Drachman, Canadian Journal of Physics, 88, 877-883 (2010)

“Possible high-lying resonances in the Positronium-hydrogen system, J. Di Rienzi and R. J. Drachman, Physical Review A, 76, 032705 (2007)

“Nonradiative formation of the positron-helium triplet bound state”, J. Di Rienzi and R. J. Drachman, Physical Review A, 75, 024501 (2007)
 
“Radiative attachment of a positron to atomic helium in the triplet state”, J. Di Rienzi and R. J. Drachman, Physical Review A, 73, 012703 (2006)

“Approximating the target wave function in positronium-helium scattering”, J. Di Rienzi and R. J. Drachman, Physical Review A,  70, 063411 (2004)

“Quantum Mechanics and Contrafactuality”,  J. Di Rienzi, Physics Essays, 16, no. 4 (2003)
        
"Re-examination of a simplified model for positronium-helium scattering", J. Di Rienzi and R. J. Drachman, Journal of Physics B: At. Mol. Opt Phys.  2409 (2003)

"D-wave resonances in Positronium Hydride", J. Di Rienzi and R. J. Drachman, Physical Review A, 66, 054702 (2002)   

"Resonances in Positronium Hydride", J. Di Rienzi and R. J. Drachman, Physical Review A, 65, 032721 (2002)

"Quantum Contradictions in the Context of Special Relativity",  J. Di Rienzi, Physics Essays, 14, no. 2, (2001)

"Locality, Realism, Lorentz Invariance and Quantum Mechanics, J. Di Rienzi, Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 84, no. 3, pg. 157 (1996)

"A Non-Aristotelian View of Quantum Theory", J. Di Rienzi and C.A. Hilgartner, Physics Essays, 8, no. 4, pg. 472 (1995)