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About Reinhard A Schumacher

My main area of work is in the electromagnetic production of strange particles (kaons and hyperons). The production of strange-quark pairs via the well-known electromagnetic interaction gives us an avenue for refining our knowledge of baryon resonances, coupling constants, and polarization observables; the results are compared with modern quark model calculations. This work is being done at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. More exactly, my work is done using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) in Hall B at Jefferson Lab.
At Carnegie Mellon I teach a number of different courses, and this comprises a very important part of my work. Presently I am teaching Modern Essentials (Relativity and Quantum Physics) in the fall and Modern Physics Laboratory in the spring.


Present Professor of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University