Charles B Chiu

Professor Emeritus
Department of Physics

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Theoretical particle physics; structure of hadrons; phenomenology; laser-plasma physics; acoustic agglomeration

Phone: 512-471-1707

Office Location
RLM 10.206

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
1 University Station C1600
Austin, TX 78712

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1966

Research Interests 

Theoretical particle physics; structure of hadrons; phenomenology in high-energy collision phenomena; laser-plasma physics; acoustic agglomeration.

Dr. Chiu did his doctoral work in high energy experimental physics. After he completed his dissertation he joined the theory group at Lawrence Radiation to pursue his research work in particle physics phenomenology. Dr. Chiu has published over 140 journal papers and several review articles.

Theoretical Particle Physics: Selected papers

Particle Theory:

1) F. Arbab and C. CHIU, Association between the Dip in the pi- p à pi0 n High Energy Angular Distribution and the Zero of the r Trajectory, Phys. Rev. 147, 1045 (1966).

2) C. CHIU and J. Stack, Regge Pole Model for High Energy Backward pi+ p Scattering, Phys. Rev. 153, 1575 (1967).

3) C. CHIU and J. Finkelstein, A Hybrid Model for Elastic Scattering, Nuovo Cimento 57A, 649 (1968).

4) C. CHIU and J. Finkelstein, Restrictions on SU(3) Mixing Implied by Exchange Degeneracy, Physics Letters 27B, 510 (1968).

5) C. CHIU, Nonforward Scattering of Hadrons and High Energy Phenomenology, Rev. Mod. Phys. 41, 649 (1969)

6) C. CHIU, Evidence for Regge Poles and Hadron Collision Phenomena at High Energies, Annual Reviews of Nuclear Science, 22, 1972.

7) T. E. Kalogeropoulos, C. CHIU and E. C. G. Sudarshan, Experimental Confirmation of the Parity of the Antiproton, Phys. Rev. Letters 37, 1037 (1976)
Unstable Quantum system:

1) C. CHIU, B. Misra and E. C. G. Sudarshan, Time Evolution of Quantum Unstable System and a Resolution to the Zeno's Paradox, Phys. Rev. D16, 520 (1977).

2) C. CHIU, B. Misra and E.C.G. Sudarshan, The Time Scale for the Quantum Zeno Paradox and Proton Decay, Phys. Letters 117B, 34 (1982).

3) C. CHIU and E. C. G. Sudarshan, Decay and Evolution of the Neutral Kaon, Phys. Rev. D42, 3712 (1990).

4) C. CHIU, E. C.G. Sudarshan and G. Bhamathi,Hamiltonian Model for the Higgs Resonance Phys. Rev. 45D, 884 (1992).

5) C. CHIU, E. C.G. Sudarshan and G. Bhamathi, The Cascade Model: A Solvable Field Theory, Phys. Rev. D46, 3508 (1992).

6) C. CHIU and E. C.G. Sudarshan, A Theory for the Neutral Kaon System", in “A Gift of Prophecy”, ed. by E. C.G. Sudarshan, World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore (1994), pp. 81-106.

7) E. C. G. Sudarshan, C. CHIU and G. Bhamathi, Unstable Systems in Generalized Quantum Theory, Advances in Chemical Physics vol XCIX, John Wiley Sons, 1997, p121-244.

Quantum Mechanics

oE. C.G. Sudarshan, C. CHIU, and G. Bhamathi,"Generalized Uncertainty Relations and Characteristic Invariants for Multimode States" (with E. C. G. Sudarshan and G. Bhamathi), Phys. Rev. A52, 43 (1995).

Laser-plasma physics: Selected papers

1) B. Hu, W. Horton, C. CHIU. and T. Petrosky, "Coulomb Scattering in a Strong Magnetic Field", Phys. Plasmas 9, 1116 (2002).

2) H. Horton and C. CHIU, "Laser Z-pinch dipole-target experiments to simulate space physics acceleration processes", Phys. Plasmas 11, 1645 (2004).

3) M. Fomyts'kyi, C. CHIU, M. C. Downer, F. Grigsby, "LWFA with Low Energy Raman Seeded Pulses," Proceedings of Advanced Accelerator Concept 2004, Stony Brook, July 2004.

4) M. Fomyts’kyi, B. N. Breizman, A. V. Arefiev, C. CHIU, “Harmonic generation in clusters,” Phys. Plasmas 11, 3349 (2004).

5) C. CHIU, M. Fomytskyi, F. Grigsby, R. M. Raischel, M. C. Downer and Tajima T, "Laser electron accelerators for radiation medicine: a feasibility study," Med. Phys. 31, 2042 (2004). Selected for the July 2004 issue of Virtual Journal of Utrafast Science.

6) K. K. Kainz, K. R. Hogstrom, J. A. Antolak, P. R. Almond, C. D. Bloch, C. CHIU, M. Fomyts'kyi, F. Raischel, M C Downer, T. Tajima, "Dose properties of a laser accelerated electron beam and prospects for clinical application," Med. Phys. 31, 2053 (2004). Recipient of the AAPM's Farrington Daniels Award as one of the top papers published in that journal during 2004, presented at the Americal Association of Physicists in Medicine Meeting, July 25, 2005.

7) M. Fomyts'kyi, C. CHIU, M. C. Downer, F. Grigsby, "Controlled plasma wave generation and particle acceleration through seeding of the forward Raman scattering instability," Physics of Plasmas 12, 1 (2005)

8) W. Horton, C. CHIU and T. Ditmire, "Laboratory Simulation of Bow Shocks and Magnetospheres", Proceedings of HEDLA Conference, Tucson, AZ, 2004; published in Astrophysics and Space Science, 298, 395 (2005).

9) W. Horton, C. CHIU, T. Ditmire, P. Valanju, R. Presura, T. Cowan, V. Ivanov, N. Le Galloudec, "Laboratory Simulation of Magnetospheric Plasma Shocks", Advances in Space Research, Volume 39, Issue 3, 2007, Pages 358-369.

Relativistic heavy ion physics. Selected papers

1) C. CHIU and R. C. Hwa, “Pedestal and Peak Structure in Jet Correlation” Phys. Rev. C 72, 034903 (2005) ; arXiv:nucl-th/0505014.

2) C. CHIU and R. C. Hwa, “Autocorrelation of hadrons in jets produced in heavy-ion collisions”, Phys. Rev. C 73, 014903 (2006) ; arXiv:nucl-th/0510055.

3) Charles B. Chiu, Rudolph C. Hwa, “Suppression of statistical background in the event structure of away-side Deltaphi distribution”, Acta Phys.Polon.B39:911-922,2008; arXiv:nucl-th/0605054.

4) C. CHIU and R. C. Hwa, “Away-side distribution in a parton multiple scattering model and background-suppressed measures”,Nucl.Phys. A783 (2007) 531-534; arXiv:nucl-th/0608077.

5) C. CHIU and R. C. Hwa, “Away-side azimuthal distribution in a Markovian parton scattering model”, Phys. Rev. C74, 064909(2006); arXiv:nucl-th/0609038.

6) C.CHIU and R C. Hwa, “Particles associated with Ω produced at intermediate pT”, Phys. Rev. C 76, 024904 (2007) ; arXiv:0704.2616.

7) C. CHIU, R. C. Hwa, C. B. Yang, “Azimuthal Anisotropy: Ridges, Recombination and Breaking of Quark Number Scaling”, Phys. Rev. C 78, 044903 (2008); arXiv: 0801.2183 (Revised version)

8) C. CHIU and R. C. Hwa, “Dependence of Ridge Formation on Trigger Azimuth: Correlated Emission Model”, Phys.Rev.C79:034901, 2009; arXiv:0809.3018.

9) C. Chiu, Small-x gluon modified minijet model for pp & pbarp total cross sections at high energies, (based on M. F.
Cheung dissertation work, talk given at Hwa Fest, Seatle, Washington, 2012.

10) C. Chiu and R. C. Hwa, Ridge and Transverse Correlation without Long-Range Longitudinal correlation.
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  • 1989 Teaching Excellence Award College of Natural Science
  • 1991 President’s associates Teaching Excellence Award University of Texas at Austin
  • 1994-96 Marian-Harris Thornberry Centennial Professorship College of Natural Science
  • 1995 Special Award for Excellence in TeachingUT College of Engineering
  • 1997-98 Dad’s Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship University of Texas at Austin
  • 1998-99 Friar Centennial Teaching Fellow University of Texas at Austin
  • 1998-present UT Academy of Distinguished Teaching Professor University of Texas at Austin