Robin Shakeshaft

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Contact Information
E-mail: robins@physics.usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-7888
Office: SSC 215A

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S. Physics, University of London, England, 1/1968
  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Nebraska, 1/1972

  • Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Shakeshaft focuses his research on the study of the interaction of small atoms (e.g. H, He, H-) and molecules (e.g. H2+) with strong electromagnetic fields. His current research activity is the development of methods for representing the resolvent, and hence the wavefunction, of a few-body system on a real basis by analytic continuation in the time-domain.

    Honors and Awards

    • Fellow (or Equivalent) of National Society in Discipline, American Physical Society members are eligible for nomination and election to Fellowship. Each nomination is evaluated by the Fellowship committee of the appropriate APS division, topical group or forum. After review by the APS Fellowship Committee, the successful candidates are elected by APS Council. Fellowship is therefore a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers., 5/15/1983-  
    • Outstanding Referee for 2009, American Physical Society.The editors of the APS journals have selected 157 new Outstanding Referees for 2010, out of more than 42,000 currently active referees. Initiated in 2008, the highly selective Outstanding Referee program recognizes scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals. Selections are based on two decades of records on the number, quality, and timeliness of referee reports. The 2010 honorees come from 30 different countries, with large contingents from the US, Germany, UK, Canada, and France. , 2009-2010  

    Service to the Profession

    Editorships and Editorial Boards
    • Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters, 1982-1985  

  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • University of Southern California
  • 825 Bloom Walk
  • ACB 439
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484