- 1998 Fellow of the American Physical Society
- 1990-1991 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow, Universität Freiburg
- 1980-1982 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow, Universität Freiburg
Married to Birgit with three grown children Jenna, Michael, David.
My research involves atomic and molecular collision science and work to extract basic understanding and quantum control of few-body microscopic systems based on a long-time experience with more conventional studies of correlated electrons and ions.Although the work is theoretical, my interest in these topics is largely motivated by the recent surge in experiments involving few-body molecular fragmentation and the full imaging of all the fragments.My research accordingly continues with two parallel efforts with (i) emphasis on reaction imaging while (ii) pursuing longtime workon collective Coulomb excitations. I continue to place strong priority on research relevant toexperiment.
Besides various NSF funding over the years, my research has been supported continously by the DOE, Fundamental Interactions Office of Basic Energy Science, for over 30 years.
I'm a big fan of physics pedagogy involving symbolic computing and the author of the textbook Quantum Methods with Mathematica (Springer). I'm happy to share my Mathematica lecture notebooks upon request.
Selected Publications (see also my Google Scholar)
- Autonomous quantum to classical transitions and the generalized imaging theorem, J. S. Briggs and J. M. Feagin, NJP 18, 033028 (2016).
- Scattering Theory, Multiparticle Detection, and Time, J. S. Briggs and J. M. Feagin, Phys. Rev. A 90, 052712 (2014).
- Reaction Imaging in uniform electric and magnetic fields, J. M. Feagin and J. S. Briggs, J. Phys. B 47, 115202 (2014).
- Loss of wave-packet coherence in stationary scattering experiments, J. M. Feagin and L. Hargreaves, Phys. Rev. A88, 032705 (2013).
- Momentum and spatial imaging of multi-fragment dissociation reactions, J. S. Briggs and J. M. Feagin, J. Phys. B 46, 025202 (2013).
- Vortex Kinematics of an Electron Pair, J. M. Feagin, J. Phys. B 44, 011001 (2011).
- Electron-Pair Excitations and the Molecular Coulomb Continuum, J. M. Feagin, J. Colgan, A. Huetz, and T. J. Reddish, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 033002 (2009).
- Trapped-Ion Realization of Einstein's Recoiling-Slit Experiment, R. S. Utter and J. M. Feagin, Phys. Rev. A75, 062105 (2007). (Utter was a CSUF masters degree student. This work was highlighted in the June 2007 issue of the Virtual Journal of Quantum Information, vjquantuminfo.org.)
- Hardy Nonlocality via Few-Body Fragmentation Imaging, J. M. Feagin, Phys. Rev. A69, 062103 (2004). (This work was highlighted in the June 2004 issue of the Virtual Journal of Quantum Information, vjquantuminfo.org.)