UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy

Prof Colin Wilkin

Prof Colin Wilkin

Emeritus Professor of Physics

Dept of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 1967

Research summary

My principal current interest is the analysis of meson production in nucleon-nucleon and nucleon-nucleus scattering in the near-threshold region, mainly in collaboration with Göran Fäldt ( Uppsala ). One of the main tools used is a revised final state interaction formalism based upon a new theorem that we discovered in quantum mechanics linking quite generally the normalisations of bound and scattering wave functions. Another theme is the study of nuclear reactions induced by beams of polarised deuterons. This is particularly important for my collaboration with experimental groups at the COSY accelerator in Jülich, Germany.