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; ...
Executive Science International LLC; Elected Executive
committee member of (APS) American Physical Society New
York State Section; Team Leader of (US
State Department Funded) Projects with Former Nuclear Weapon
Scientists; Editor and Editor-in-Chief
of the APS New York State “Physics Newsletters”
including the Inaugural Issue (4000 copies of
each Volume was published and distributed by the American
Physical Society); Chair & Organizer of BNL biweekly
Particle And Accelerator Physics seminars (1987-1999); ...