Martin Block

Professor Emeritus
PhD, Columbia University, 1951

Fellowships

1958-9 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow
1964-65 NATO Fellow
1964 UNESCO Fellow
1972-73 CERN Fellow

Memberships

  Fellow, American Physical Society
  Italian Physical Society

Scientific Honors and Awards

1985 Medal of the Italian Physical Society
1985 Symposium on Weak Interactions, in my honor, University of Pavia, Italy
1985 “Medaglia Teresiana”, the medal of Maria Teresa, given to me by the University of Pavia (3rd presentation of this medal since World War II), for my contributions to Particle Physics
1994 Award from the Aspen Center for Physics, for the founding of the Aspen Winter Conference Series
1996 Symposium honoring my 45 years in Physics, “BlockParty”, Northwestern University
2003 Elected Foreign Corresponding Member, Italian Academy of Sciences


In the calendar year 2010 to date---done alone as well as in collaboration with L. Durand (Wisconsin), P. Ha (Towson) and D. McKay (Kansas)---I have made major breakthroughs in finding analytical solutions to NLO perturbative QCD (see attached paper, "Decoupling the NLO coupled DGLAP evolution equations: an analytic solution to pQCD") , that required new mathematical tools, i.e., accurate numerical inversions of Laplace transforms (see "A new numerical method for obtaining gluon distribution functions G(x,Q²) = xg(x,Q²), from the proton structure function F_2^γp(x,Q²) " and "Addendum to: A new numerical method for obtaining gluon distribution functions G(x,Q²) = xg(x,Q²), from the proton structure function F_2^γp(x,Q²) ") . In the area of ultra-high energy neutrino scattering, we have published the paper "Ultrahigh energy neutrino scattering: an update ", Brief Report in Phys. Rev. D, in press, (2010) . In the field of high energy hadron scattering, I gave a review paper , Hadronic Cross Sections: from cyclotrons to colliders to cosmic rays", at the 2010 ISVHECRI conference, FermiLab, June 28—July 2, 2020. Currently, we are investigating the inaccuracies of the evolution codes currently used to generate parton distribution functions for the LHC.

Selected Publications

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August 26, 2013