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Professor Dr. Zohreh Parsa, PhD. M.S. B.S.;
Physicist; Tenured Faculty; and Executive.

Her research has spanned Nuclear; Particle; and Collider (ILC, LHC, MC, SSC) physics (theory and phenomenology); has been at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) since 1985-present. Her physics interest has included: Nuclear Structure; within the framework of quasiparticle - vibration coupling approach in the unified nuclear model; Non-linear Physics; Topological Solitons in Physics; Multiply Charged Magnetic Monopoles and Quantum Chromodynamics; Flavor Physics; Rare Kaon Decay; Intermediate Vector Bosons; Neutrino Cosmology; Neutrino Electron Scattering theory; Muon Physics; Dark Matter; and Neutrino physics Including:

LBNE & DUNE: Neutrino/ CP violation and Very Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) studies she started in 1998 that envisioned sending a very intense neutrino beam through the earth to a "far away", underground, large detector to search for Physics Potentials for making Precision Measurements of all the Neutrino Oscillation Parameters, CP Violation, Proton Decay and Natural Sources of Neutrinos such as Supernova; "Very Long Distance" is the key to this approach, the physics you can do; and provide possibility of observing multiple nodes of neutrino oscillation probability in appearance and disappearance experiments. Observation of such a pattern will demonstrate oscillatory nature of the flavor changing phenomenon, LBNE would be capable of measuring high-statistics neutrino signals from a supernova in our galaxy, provide information on inside of newly-formed neutron star, and possible observation of black hole formation.

Neutrino Diagnostic: Dr Parsa's 2004 Proposal to US State Department included: Techniques for Neutrino Diagnostics of Fissile Materials in Nuclear Reactor. Including antineutrino method for remote control and diagnostics of operating fast neutron reactor. [Antineutrino capture by protons (inverse beta decay) constitutes basis of the detector. By measuring energy of produced positrons, can reconstruct the antineutrino spectra].

Ultra-Cold Muons For Precise Treatment Of Brain: Dr. Parsa in 2006, proposed an "Intense Muon Facility" For Multidisciplinary Research. Focus of her LDRD proposal include intense source of muons with a final focus device, capable of delivering Ultra-Cold Muons with better than nanometer spatial resolution capable of e.g., precise treatment of brain with Ultra Cold Muons .. Outstanding resolution are the key features of the envisioned facility that allow medical diagnostics, novel applications, and scientific discoveries showing all of which can be researched using muons..

Muon Collider: Dr. Parsa started the Muon Collider (Physics and Facility) research at BNL in 1989 (grew to Muon Collaboration), included e.g. 10 TeV, 4 TeV, 3 Tev μ collider & 0.1 TeV Higgs Factory, etc. By 2005 lack of Muon Cooling technology etc. postpone building of μ Collider at BNL (and in US).

Superconducting Super Collider (SSC): Dr. Parsa' 1986 - 1993 SSC Research included Collider Physics; Nonlinear Physics & Beam Stability. SSC in Texas was demized in 1993.

Booster: Dr. Parsa 1985 - 1987 Member of Booster Task Force; Booster Config. Manager; "Developed analytical formulas" including e.g., Nonlinear Physics; Analytical Method For Treatment of Nonlinear Resonances she used for Booster, SSC... Author of: Booster Parameter Lists; Booster Lattice; Editor of the Booster Design Manual that passed the DOE Review and BNL received Construction Funds in 1986. Booster makes it possible for AGS to accelerate Protons & Heavy Ions (HI) and deliver HI up to gold to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. After decades Booster also serves as the energetic heavy ion source for NASA Space Radiation Lab, etc.

In addition to Teaching and Research Professor Parsa has been: Author; Referee; Editor; Chair; Coordinator and Head of major physics Programs and Workshops including: Chair, Coordinator and organizer: of the first US long term Particle And Accelerator Research Program “New Ideas for Particle Accelerators”, a 5 months workshop at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP) in Santa Barbara, CA, July-Dec 1996 (funded by NSF); The 8th Conference on “Intersection of Particle and Nuclear Physics”, in New York City, May 2003; The American Physical Society (APS) New York State Section Topical Symposium on: “Particle Accelerator Frontiers and New Physics Potential” at Brookhaven National Laboratory, October 2003; ...