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Tu-Nan Chang

Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy

Contact Information
E-mail: tnchang@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1133
Office: SHS 368

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Education

Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Riverside, 1972
M.S. Physics, University of California, Riverside, 1970
 

Postdoctoral Training

Research associate, University of Chicago, 09/01/1973-08/15/1975  
Research associate, University of California, Riverside, 1972-1973   
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Professor, University of Southern California, 09/01/1988-  
Distinguished Professor, National Tsinghua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 12/01/2004-08/31/2006  
Director, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 12/01/2004-08/31/2006  
Divisional Head, Physics Division, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 12/01/2004-08/31/2006  
Distinguished Professor, National Central University. Chungli, Taiwan, 01/01/2004-11/30/2004  
Visiting Professor, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 01/01/1991-08/01/1991  
Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 09/01/1981-08/31/1988  
Visiting Professor, National Central University, 09/01/1982-08/31/1983  
Visiting Professor, University of Paris-Sud, France, 07/01/1983-08/01/1983  
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 09/01/1975-08/31/1981  
Research Associate, University of Chicago, 09/01/1973-08/15/1975  
Research Associate, University of California, Riverside, 1972-1973   
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Chang studies the strong multi-electron interactions in atomic transitions dominated by multiple excitations in complex atoms. In addition to his continuous efforts on the development of general theoretical formalism related to atomic structure theory, he has also made considerable progress in the development of the state-of-art computational techniques suitable for applications on the most powerful high speed computers.
 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"B-spline approaches in atomic structure theory", Lecture/Seminar, Institute of Applied Physics and Computation Mathematics, Beijing, Invited, 2008-2009   
"Column density and temperature effects to photoionization and photoabsorption spectral profile", China-Japan Seminar on Atomic and Molecular Processes in Plasma, Talk/Oral Presentation, Xian, China, Invited, 2008-2009   
"Spin-mixed doubly excited resonances in Ca and Sr spectra", International Conference on physics education and frontier physics, August 3-7, 2009, Talk/Oral Presentation, Lanzhou, China, Invited, 2008-2009   
"A number of B-spline approaches in atomic physics", Symposium - Tribute to Professor Walter Johnson, Talk/Oral Presentation, Notre Dame University, Invited, 2007-2008   
"Column density effect in photoionization and photoabsorption spectra", APS - DAMOP annual meeting, Poster, College Stattion, PA, 2007-2008   
"Absolute Photoabsorption Cross Section of He 3- Resonance", International Conference on Physics Education and Frontier Research, Talk/Oral Presentation, Taipei, Taiwan, Invited, 2006-2007   
"B-spline-based Complex-rotation Method with Spin-dependent Interaction for Atomic Photoionization", International Conference on Physics Education and Frontier Research, Talk/Oral Presentation, Taipei, Taiwan, Overseas Chinese Physics Association, Invited, 2006-2007   
"Core-excitation effects on atomic transitions", 7th Asian International Seminar on Atomic and Molecular Physics, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Chennai, India, Invited, 2006-2007   
"Core-excitation effects on oscillator strengths for transitions in four electron atomic systems", American Physical Society (APS) annual meeting - Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optics Physics, Poster, Calgary, Canada, APS, 2006-2007   
"High resolution pulsed ionization multiphoton spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation and laser", International Conference on Physics Education and Frontier Research, Talk/Oral Presentation, Taipei, Taiwan, Overseas Chinese Physics Association, Invited, 2006-2007   
 

Publications

Book Chapter

Chen, w. (2000). W. J. Chen, T. K. Fang, Y. K. Ho, C. K. Ni, A. H. Kung, T. S. Yih, H. S. Fung, C. C. Chu, H. H. Wu, and T. N. Chang, Synchrotron Radiation/Lasers and Doubly-excited Atoms, in Recent Advances and Cross-Century Outlooks in Physics, edited by P. Chen and C. Y. Wong (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000), p 173-90.
Chang, T. (1993). T. N. Chang, Many-body Theory of Atomic Structure and Photoionization (World Scientific, Singapore, 1993), p. 213-247.
 

Journal Article

Luo, J., Yih, T., Luo, Y., Fung, H., Lee, Y., Chang, T. (2009). J. L. Luo, T. S. Yih, Y. X. Luo, H. S. Fung, Y. Y. Lee, and T. N. Chang, Column density and temperature effects on narrow resonance structure in photoionization and photoabsorption, submitted to Phys. Rev. A. Physical Review A.
Chen, J., Fang, T., Chu, C., Yih, T., Chang, T. (2009). J. H. Chen, T. K. Fang, C. C. Chu, T. S. Yih, and T. N. Chang, Spin-mixed Doubly Excited Resonances in Ca and Sr Spectra, Phys. Rev. A80, 042509 (2009). Physical Review A. Vol. 80, pp. 042509.
Chang, T., Luo, Y. (2007). T. N. Chang and Yuxiang Luo, Core-excitation effects to atomic transitions, J. Phys. Conf. Series, v. 80, 012002 (2007), 17 pages. Journal of Physics Conference Series. Vol. 80, pp. 012002 (17 oages).
Fang, T., Chang, T. (2007). T. K. Fang and T. N. Chang, B-spline-based complex rotation method with spin-dependent interactions, Phys. Rev. A76, 012721 (2007). Physical Review A. Vol. 76, pp. 012721.
Chang, T. (2006). T. N. Chang, Institute Report: The National Center for Theoretical Sciences, AAPPS Bulletin, V, 16, pp 24-28 (2006). AAPPS Bulletin/Association of Asia Pacific Physical Society. Vol. V.16 (No 1 pp.24-28)
Chang, T., Fang, T. (2004). T. N. Chang and T. K. Fang, Multiple excitation in photoionization using B-splines, Radiation Physics and Chemistry 70, 173-190, 2004. Radiation Physics and Chemistry. Vol. 70, pp. 173-190.
Chen, W., Fang, T., Chang, T., Yih, T., Ni, C., Kung, A. (2002). W. J. Chen, et al, The 3snd^1D to the 2png^1F autoionization resonances of Mg, Phys. Rev. A65, 032717 (2002). Phys. Rev. A. Vol. 65, pp. 032717.
Fung, H. (2001). H. S. Fung, H. H. Wu, T. S. Yih, T. K. Fung, and T. N. Chang, Photabsorption of Mg above the 3p threshold, Phys. Rev. A64, 052716 (2001). Physical Review A. Vol. 64, pp. 052716.
Chang, T. (2001). T. N. Chang, X. Y. Luo, H. S. Fung, and T. S. Yih Deconvolution of Atomic Photoabsorption Spectra: a match between theory and experiment , J. Chinese Chem. Soc., Vol. 48, 347 (2001). J. Chinese Chem. Soc.. Vol. 48, pp. 347.
 
 

Honors and Awards

Fellow (or Equivalent) of National Society in Discipline, Fellow, Physical Society of Republic of China, 2006  
Distinguished Service Award, Overseas Chinese Physics Association, 2006  
Outstanding Service Award, Chinese American Faculty Association of Southern California , 2002  
Distinguished Faculty Service Award, USC Academic Senate, 2000  
USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, 1998  
Outstanding Achievement Award, Chinese American Faculty Association of Southern California, 1998  
Fellow (or Equivalent) of National Society in Discipline, Fellow, American Physical Society, 1989  
 

Service to the University

Committees

Member, Academic Senate, 07/01/2009-  
Member, College Faculty Council, 07/01/2007-  
Member, Honorary Degree Committee, 07/01/2007-  
Member, University Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure, 07/01/2007-  
 

Review Panels

National Science Council, Taiwan, External Advisory Committee for the National Center for Theoreticl Science, 12/01/2009-12/31/2009  
National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taiwan, Performance Evaluation Panel, 08/01/2006-12/31/2008  
 

Service to the Profession

Other Service to the Profession

Member, Executive Council, Overseas Chinese Physics Association, 01/01/2008-  
 
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