Carl E. Carlson

Class of 1962 Professor of Physics
The College of William & Mary in Virginia


A.B., Columbia University , 1965;
Ph.D., Columbia University , 1968.

Research Interests:

Theoretical Particle and Nuclear Physics, including:

Teaching Awards and Recent Courses Taught

Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr., Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching, 1994
Alumni Fellows Award, 1978

On leave 2017-2018, Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
-> with October 2017 at the Helsinki Institute for Physics, Helsinki, Finland

Quantum Field Theory II, Physics 722, Spring 2017

Classical Electricity and Magnetism II, Physics 611, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

General Physics, Physics 102, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013

Classical Mechanics, Physics 303, Fall 2013, Fall 2012

Quantum Field Theory, Physics 721-722, 2011-2012

On leave 2010-2011, Helsinki Institute for Physics, Helmholz Institute Mainz, Nordita (Stockholm)

Recent papers:


Circular Dichroism of Twisted Photons in Non-Chiral Atomic Matter
Andrei Afanasev, Carl E. Carlson, and Maria Solyanik
Journal of Optics 19 (2017) 105401 (8pp) ; DOI: 10.1088/2040-8986/aa82c3

Lattice corrections to the quark quasidistribution at one-loop
Carl Carlson and Michael Freid
Phys. Rev. D 95, 094504 (2017) (8pp); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.95.094504

Two-photon exchange correction to 2S-2P splitting in muonic helium-3 ions
Carl Carlson, Mikhail Gorchtein, and Marc Vanderhaeghen
Phys. Rev. A 95, 012506 (2017) (9pp); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.95.012506


Electron beam single-spin asymmetries in the resonance region with final hadrons observed
Brandon Buncher and Carl E. Carlson
Phys. Rev. D 93, 074032 (2016) (8 pages) ); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.074032

High-multipole excitations of hydrogen-like atoms by twisted photons near a phase singularity
Andrei Afanasev, Carl E. Carlson, and Asmita Mukherjee
J. Opt. 18 (2016) 074013 (7pp) ; DOI: 10.1088/2040-8978/18/7/074013

Consistency of electron scattering data with a small proton radius
Keith Griffioen, Carl Carlson, and Sarah Maddox
Phys. Rev. C 93 (2016) 065207 (11pp) ; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.93.065207


Extending theories on muon-specific interactions
Carl E. Carlson and Michael Freid
Phys. Rev. D 92, 095024 (6 pages)

The Structure of the Nucleon: Elastic Electromagnetic Form Factors
V. Punjabi, C.F. Perdrisat, M.K. Jones, E.J. Brash, and C.E. Carlson
Eur. Phys. J. A 51 (2015), 79-122

The proton radius puzzle
Carl E. Carlson
Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics 82 (2015), 59-77

2014-1996, papers in refereed journals

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