Curriculum Vitae

Jacques SOFFER

A Mémoire du Professeur Jaques SOFFER

RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop

QCD Spin Physics: A Symposium to Honor Jacques Soffer

PERSONAL DATA

Name  : SOFFER Jacques

Date of Birth : May 28, 1940

Place of Birth : Marseille, France

Nationality : French

Marital Status : married, three children

Home address :   Le Zenon (A),  Ave. Campagne Berger

13009 Marseille France

Tel. : (33) 4 91 41 26 76

Professional address :   Department of Physics, Temple University

1835, 12 th  Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6082, USA

Tel. : (1)215-204 1350

E-mail :  HYPERLINK « mailto:jacques.soffer@gmail.com » jacques.soffer@gmail.com , jsoffer@temple.edu

http://www.qcdspinphysics.com

EDUCATION AND CAREER

1958 – 1963        *Licences Physics and Maths, University of Marseille

1965                      *Thèse de 3ème cycle, University of Marseille

1969                      *Thèse de doctorat d’Etat es Sciences, University of Marseille

1963 – 1964        Stagiaire de Recherche CNRS

1964 – 1969        Attaché de Recherche CNRS

1969 – 1976        Chargé de Recherche CNRS

1976 – 1993        Directeur de Recherche 2éme Classe CNRS

1993 — 2006        Directeur de Recherche 1ère Classe CNRS

2007 —                 Adjunct Professor, Temple University

ADMINISTRATION

1986 – 1993        Director of the Centre de Physique Théorique, CNRS Marseille

INVITED LONG TERM VISITS (6 months or more)

Jan.1966 – Sept.1967        Maryland University, USA

Research Fellow in the Physics Department

In the group of Prof. J. Sucher

Jan.1969 –  June 1969        Cambridge University, Great Britain

Research Visitor at the Cavendish Laboratory

In the group of Prof. R. Eden

Oct. 1969 – Sept.1971       CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Fellow at the Theory Division

Oct.1971 – Sept.1972        Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israël

Post doctoral Fellow in the Physics Department

In the group of Prof. H. Harari

April. 1979 – Oct.1980      CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Scientific “Attaché” at the Theory Division

Oct. 1980 – April 1981      University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Associate Professor

OTHER SHORT VISITS (1 to 2 months)

1973 (2 months)                 CERN, Theory Division, Geneva (Switzerland)

1974 (1 month)                   Univ. College London (Great Britain)

1974 (1 month)                   Argonne National Laboratory, Boston, Maryland (USA)

1975 (2 months)                 Argonne National Laboratory, Boston, Maryland (USA)

1976 (1 month)                   Weizmann Institut, Rehovot (Israël)

1978 (2 months)                 Kyoto, Tokyo, Hiroshima, KEK Tsukuba (Japon)

1981 (1 month)                   Lisbon (Portugal)

1981 (1 month)                   Berkeley, Los Alamos, Minneapolis, BNL (USA)

1982 (2 months)                 BNL (USA)

1983 (1 month)                   Dublin (Ireland), Brighton (Great Britain)

1985 (2 months)                 Boston, Ann Arbor, Providence, BNL (USA)

1986 (1 month)                   Weizmann Institut, Rehovot, (Israël)

1986 (2 months)                 Berkeley, SLAC, BNL (USA)

1987 (1 month)                   Canton, Xian, Shanghia, Beijing (Rep.Pop. of China)

1988 (1 month)                   ITP, Santa Barbara, USA

1988 (2 months)                 BNL, State College, Minneapolis (USA)

1989 (1 month)                   Instituto de Fisica Teorica, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

1990 (2 months)                 Fermi Lab., BNL (USA)

1993 (1 month)                   CERN, Theory Division, Geneva (Switzerland)

1993 (1 month)                   Instituto de Fisica Teorica, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

1993 (1 month)                   BNL (USA)

1994 (1 month)                   CERN, Theory Division, Geneva (Switzerland)

1995 (1 month)                   CERN, Theory Division, Geneva (Switzerland)

1996 (1 month)                   UTFSM, Valparaiso (Chili), Istituto de Fisica Teorica, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

1997 (1 month)                   BNL (USA)

1998 (1 month)                   CERN, Theory Division, Geneva (Switzerland)

2000 (1 month)                   CERN, Theory Division, Geneva (Switzerland)

2001 (1 month)                   BNL (USA)

2003 (1 month)                   CERN, Theory Division, Geneva (Switzerland)

2005 (1 month)                   CERN, Theory Division, Geneva (Switzerland)

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Phenomenology in particle physics

Polarization phenomena at high energy

Parton distributions, structure functions

Positivity constraints

Theoretical interpretation of data from JLab and RHIC-BNL spin programmes

Tests of statistical parton distributions up to LHC energies

MOST SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS

My list of publications contains 300 papers with a total of 6000 citations in SLAC-SPIRES. Half of these articles are published in International Journals ( 40 Physics Letters B, 42 Physical Review D, 20 Nuclear Physics B, 13  Physical Review Letters, 12 European Physical Journal C, 3 Physics Reports, 3 Nuclear Physics A, etc,…)

I report below only a few significant publications with a total of around 2000 citations in the recent literature :

– New Impact Picture for Low and High Energy Proton-Proton Elastic Scattering

with BOURRELY C. and WU T.T., Phys. Rev. D 19, 3249-3260, (1979)

– Polarization Phenomena in Hadronic Reactions

with BOURRELY C.and LEADER E., Physics Reports 59, 95-297, 1980)

– Impact-Picture Expectations for Very High Energy Elastic Reactions

with BOURRELY C.and WU T.T.., Nuclear Physics B 247, 15-28, 1984)

– Spin Effects at Supercollider Energies

with BOURRELY C., RENARD F. and TAXIL P., Physics Reports 177,319-407, (1989)

– Spin Effects with Polarized Protons at RHIC

with BOURRELY C. and GUILLET J.PH, Nuclear Physics B 361, 72-92, (1991)

– Origin of the polarization for inclusive Lambda in pp collisions

with TORNQVIST N.A., Physical Review Letters, 68, 907-910 (1992)

– Polarized Protons at RHIC

with BUNCE G., JAFFE R., UNDERWOOD D., YOKOSAWA A., ET AL, Particle World 3, 1-12, (1992)

– Parton Distributions and Parity-Violating Asymmetries in W and Z Production at RHIC

with BOURRELY C, Phys. Lett. B 314, 132-138, (1993)

– Positivity Constraints for Spin-Dependent Parton Distributions

Physical Review Letters 74, 1292-1994, (1995)

– Prospects for Spin Physics at RHIC

with BUNCE G., SAITO N.and VOGELSANG W., Ann.Rev.Nucl.Part.Sci.50, 525-575, (2000)

– A  Statistical Approach for Polarized Parton Distributions

with BOURRELY C and BUCCELLA F, Euro. Phys. J. C23, 487-501 (2002)

– Spin Observables and Spin Structure Functions: Inequalities and Dynamics”

with ARTRU X, ELCHIKH M, RICHARD J.M. and TERYAEV O. Physics Reports 470, 1-92 (2009)