Don GeesamanDonald F. Geesaman

  • Address: Physics Division
    Argonne National Laboratory
    9700 S. Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL 60439
  • Phone: 630/252-4059
  • FAX: 630/252-3903
  • e-mail: geesaman@anl.gov

Higher Education

  • 1971 B.S., Mineral Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • 1972 M.A., Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
  • 1976 Ph.D., Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Positions Held:

  • 1976-1978 Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
  • 1978-1981 Assistant Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
  • 1981-1991 Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
  • 1991-2000 Senior Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
  • 2000-2007 Director, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
  • 2008-Present Distinguished Argonne Fellow and Associate Director of the Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

Physics Songs

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Professional Activities

  • Chair, EPICS working group of the LAMPF users group -- 1982
  • Subject, Being a Scientist, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Process of Science Exhibit -- 1982
  • Member, Nuclear Science Advisory Committee Long Range Planning Working Group -- 1983
  • Member, AGS II Task Force -- 1983-1984
  • Member, Nuclear Physics Subcommittee, advisory to LAMPF users group -- 1984
  • Member, Technical Advisory Panel of LAMPF users group -- 1984-1985
  • Member, Board of Directors of LAMPF users group -- 1985-1986
  • Member, Indiana University Cyclotron Program Advisory Committee -- 1985-1988
  • Member, Board of Directors of MIT Bates users group -- 1987-1988
  • Member, Organizing Committee for the Conference on the Intersections between Particle and Nuclear Physics -- 1984-1988
  • Member, Editorial Board of Physical Review C -- 1987-1989
  • Member, Program Advisory Committee for the MIT Bates Linear Accelerator Center -- 1988-1992
  • Member, Nuclear Science Advisory Committee Subcommittee on Instrumentation -- 1988-1989
  • Member, Nuclear Science Advisory Committee -- 1989-1992
  • Convener, DNP/NSAC Town Meeting on Electromagnetic Probes -- 1989
  • Spokesman,Fermilab Experiment E665 -- 1989-1991
  • Chair, Bates Large Acceptance Toroid Spectrometer Technical Review Committee -- 1991
  • Member, Program Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the APS -- 1991-1992
  • Member, Brookhaven Technical Advisory Committee for RHIC Detectors -- 1991-1997
  • Chair, Organizing Committee of the Workshop on Future Directions in Particle and Nuclear Physics at Multi-GeV Hadron Facilities, Brookhaven National Laboratory, March 1993
  • Chair, Indiana University Cyclotron Facility and Nuclear Theory Center Visiting Committee -- 1995-1997; Member, 1994-1997
  • Chair, Bonner Prize Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the APS -- 1995; Member, 1994-1995
  • Member, NSAC Subcommittee on RHIC Experimental Equipment -- 1995
  • Member, NSAC Long Range Plan Working Group -- 1995
  • Member, BNL Director's Review of the RHIC SPIN Physics Program -- 1995
  • Member, Board of Directors of CEBAF Users Group -- 1994-1996
  • Member, National Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Nuclear Theory -- 1995--1998
  • Convener, DNP/NSAC Town Meeting on Hadron Probes -- 1995
  • Chair, Jefferson Laboratory Users Group Board of Directors -- 1997-1999
  • Member, Editorial Committee of Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science -- 1997-present
  • Associate Editor, Physical Review C -- 1997-2001
  • Chair, Jefferson Laboratory Program Advisory Committee -- 1999-2001
  • Member, NSERC Subatomic Physics Grant Selection Committee -- 1999-2002
  • Member, Fellowship Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society -- 2000-2001
  • Member, International Review Panel of Research at the COSY Accelerator of Forschungszentrum Juelich -- 1999
  • Member, DNP National Nuclear Physics Summer School Committee -- 2000-2001
  • Member, BNL High Energy and Nuclear Physics Program Advisory Committee -- 2001-present
  • Member, NSAC Long Range Plan Working Group -- 2001
  • Member, Jefferson Lab DOE Science and Technology Review Panel -- 2001, 2003
  • Member, Brookhaven Science Associates Corporate Oversight Review --2001
  • Member, DOE Operations Review of CEBAF and RHIC -- 2002
  • Member, RHIC Detector Technical Advisory Committee --2002-present
  • Member, Review of the Rutgers University Physics Department -- 2002
  • Chair, External Visiting Committee of the Physics Department of the Colorado School of Mines -- 2005-2008, Member, 2002-2008.
  • Chair, Conventional Weapons and Explosives Working Group, DOE Division of Nuclear Physics Workshop on the Role of the Nuclear Physics Research Community in Combating Terrorism -- 2002
  • Chair, JLab Scientific Policy Advisory Group -- 2002-present
  • Member, Southeastern Universities Research Association Board of Trustees and Jefferson Lab Committee -- 2003-present
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH -- 2003-2005
  • Chair, NSAC Subcommittee on Performance Measures -- 2003
  • Chair, Division of Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society -- 2004-2005; Chair-elect 2003-2004; Vice-Chair 2002-2003;
  • Chair, Program Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society -- 2003
  • Member, Program Advisory Committee for GSI FAIR Project -- 2004-
  • Member, Nuclear Science Advisory Committee -- 2004
  • Chair, Dissertation Award Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society -- 2004
  • Member, FNAL Proton Driver Scientific Advisory Group -- 2004-2005
  • Editor, Physics Letters B -- 2004-present
  • Member, SURA Institutional Management Review of Jefferson Lab -- 2004
  • Member, NSAC Subcommittee on the Implementation of the 2002 Long Range Plan -- 2005
  • Member, OECD Global Science Forum Working Group on Nuclear Physics -- 2005-2007
  • Chair, APS Fellowship Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics. -- 2006
  • Member, NSF Physics Division Committee of Visitors, chair-Nuclear Physics subcommittee. -- 2006
  • Member, Hadron Physics Programme Advisory Council of Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH. -- 2006-
  • Member, External Review Committee of the Physics Department of Yale University. -- 2006
  • Member, DOE Selection Committee for the Ernest O. Lawrence Award in the High Energy and Nuclear Physics category. -- 2006
  • Member, American Physical Society Fellowship Committee. -- 2007-2009
  • Member, Selection Committee for the Hans A. Bethe Prize of the American Physical Society. -- 2007-2009.
  • Correspondent, Nuclear Physics News. -- 2007-.
  • Member, National Science Foundation DUSEL S3 Site Selection Committee. -- 2007
  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee for the Hadron Physics I3 European Community-Research Infrastructure Activity. -- 2007-.
  • Member, SURA Jefferson Laboratory Director Search Committee. -- 2007.
  • Member, KEK-PS External Review. --2008.
  • Member, EURISOL Site Investigation Panel. --2008-2009.
  • Chair, APS Review of Physical Review C and its Editor. -- 2008-2009.
  • Co-Chair, NSAC Isotopes SubCommittee, --2008-2010.
  • Member, IUPAP C-12 Commission on Nuclear Physics. --2009-2014.
  • Chair, Selection Committee for the Tom W. Bonner Prize of the American Physical Society. -- 2010, Vice-Chair 2009.
  • Member, DOE HEP Working Group on Accelerators for America's Future. --2009-2010.

Biography

Donald Geesaman is a Distinguished Argonne Fellow and a former Director of the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He received his B.S. (1971) from the Colorado School of Mines and M.A. and Ph.D. (1976) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. After his Ph.D. he joined Argonne National Laboratory and was promoted to Senior Physicist in 1991. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association of the Advancement of Science and was elected the Chair of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the APS for 2004-2005. He has served on the Board of the Directors of users groups at M.I.T. Bates, LAMPF, and Jlab, Program Advisory Committees at IUCF, M.I.T. Bates, Jlab, BNL, and GSI, been the chair of the Board of Directors of the Jefferson Lab Users Group and chair of the Jefferson Lab Program Advisory Committee. Dr. Geesaman has also served on the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee and numerous NSAC subcommittees, most recently co-chairing the NSAC Isotopes Subcommittee from 2008-2010. He was an Associate Editor of /Physical Review C/ and is currently an Editor of Physics Letters B. Dr. Geesaman's recent research focuses on understanding the implications of nucleon substructure in nuclear physics and on understanding the structure of nuclei. This includes measurements of deep inelastic muon scattering at FNAL, measurements of the antiquark distributions of the proton in Drell-Yan experiments at FNAL, tests of color transparency in electroproduction experiments at FNAL, SLAC and Jefferson Lab and several experiments at Jefferson Lab to examine the structure of the proton and its meson fields in the nuclear medium. The nuclear structure work includes electron scattering studies and planning for radioactive beam facilities. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications.

Selected Recent papers

  1. Improved measurement of the d-bar/u-bar asymmetry in the nucleon sea
    R. S. Towell, et al.
    Phys. Rev. D 64, 052002 (2001)
  2. Measurement of the High Energy Two-Body Deuteron Photodisintegration Differential Cross Section
    E. C. Schulte, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 102302 (2001)
  3. Longitudinal Electroproduction of Charged Pions from 1H, 2H, and 3He
    D. Gaskell, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 202301 (2001)
  4. Measurement of longitudinal and transverse cross sections in the 3He(e,e'pi+)3H reaction at W=1.6 GeV
    D. Gaskell, et al.
    Phys. Rev. C 65, 011001(R) (2002)
  5. Nuclear transparency from quasielastic A(e,e'p) reactions up to Q2 = 8.1 (GeV/c)2
    K. Garrow, et al.
    Phys. Rev. C 66, 044613 (2002)
  6. Separation of the longitudinal and transverse cross sections in the 1H(e,e'K+)Lambda and 1H(e,e'K+)Sigma reactions
    R. M. Mohring, et al.
    Phys. Rev. C 67, 055205 (2003)
  7. J/Psi Polarization in 800-Gev p-Cu Interactions
    T. H. Chang, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 211801 (2003)
  8. Quasielastic (e,e'p) reaction on 12C, 56Fe and 197Au
    D. Dutta, et al.
    Phys. Rev. C 68, 064603 (2004)
  9. Measurements of electron-proton elastic cross sections for 0.4<Q2<5.5 (GeV/c)2
    M. E. Christy, et al.
    Phys. Rev. C 70, 015206 (2004)
  10. Near threshold electroproduction of the omega meson at Q2[approximately]0.5 GeV2
    P. Ambrozewicz, et al.
    Phys. Rev. C 70, 035203 (2004)
  11. Angular Distributions for Lambda3,4H Bound States in the 3,4He(e,e'K+) Reaction
    F. Dohrmann, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 242501 (2004)
  12. Physics of a Rare Isotope Accelerator
    D. F. Geesaman, et al.
    Ann. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci 56, 53 (2006)
  13. Measurement of Angular Distributions of Drell-Yan Dimuons in p + d Interactions at 800 GeV/c
    L.Y. Zhu, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 082301 (2007)
  14. Quasifree Lambda, Sigma0 and Sigma+ electroproducion from 1,2H, 3,4He, and carbon
    F. Dohrmann, et al.
    Phys. Rev. C. 76, 054004 (2007)
  15. Measurement of Upsilon Production in p+p and P=d Interactions at 800 GeV/c
    L. Y. Zhu, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 062301 (2008)
  16. Measurement of Angular Distributions of Drell-Yan Dimuons in p+p Interactions at 800 GeV/c
    L. Y. Zhu, et al.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 182001 (2009)