Martin Block
Professor Emeritus
PhD, Columbia University, 1951
Fellowships 

19589  John Simon Guggenheim Fellow 
196465  NATO Fellow 
1964  UNESCO Fellow 
197273  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 datedone 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 ultrahigh 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
 M. Block, L. Durand, P. Ha, D. McKay
"Decoupling the NLO coupled DGLAP evolution equations: an analytic solution to pQCD,"
Eur. Phys. J. C. (2010)  M. Block
"A new numerical method for obtaining gluon distribution functions G(x,Q²) = xg(x,Q²), from the proton structure function F (x,Q²)"  M. Block
"Hadronic Cross sections: from cyclotrons to colliders to cosmic rays"
Paper presented at the 2010 ISVHECRI conference, FermiLab, June 28—July 2, 2010  M. Block
"Addendum to: A new numerical method for obtaining gluon distribution functions G(x,Q²) = xg(x,Q²), from the proton structure function F (x,Q²)"
Eur. Phys. J. C (2010) 68: 683–685  M. Block, P. Ha, D. McKay
"Ultrahigh energy neutrino scattering: an update"
Brief Report, Phys. Rev. D, in press (2010)