Dean Lee

  • Aug 12, 2017
  • Active Faculty

640 S. Shaw Lane, Room 2122
(517) 908-7282


1998: Ph.D., Harvard University
1992: A.B., Harvard University

Selected Publications

“Universal dimer–dimer scattering in lattice effective field theory”, Serdar Elhatisari, Kris Katterjohn, Dean Lee, Ulf-G. Meißner, and Gautam Rupak, Nature 768, 337-344 [2017]

“Precise determination of lattice phase shifts and mixing angles”, Bing-Nan Lu, Timo A. Lähde, Dean Lee, and Ulf-G. Meißner, Physics Letters B 760, 309-313 [2016]

“Nuclear lattice simulations and SU (4) symmetry”, Dean Lee, International Journal of Modern Physics E, 1641010 [2016]

“Ab initio alpha–alpha scattering”, Serdar Elhatisari, Dean Lee, Gautam Rupak, Evgeny Epelbaum, Hermann Krebs, Timo A Lähde, Thomas Luu, Ulf-G Meißner, Nature 528, 7580, 111-114 [2015]

“Lattice effective field theory for medium-mass nuclei”, Timo A Lähde, Evgeny Epelbaum, Hermann Krebs, Dean Lee, Ulf-G Meißner, Gautam Rupak, Physics Letters B 732, 110-115 [2014]

“Viability of carbon-based life as a function of the light quark mass”, Evgeny Epelbaum, Hermann Krebs, Timo A Lähde, Dean Lee, Ulf-G Meißner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 11, 112502 [2013]

“Structure and Rotations of the Hoyle State”, Epelbaum, Krebs, Lähde, Lee and Meißner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 252501 [2012]

“Ab initio calculation of the Hoyle state”, Epelbaum, Krebs, Lee and Meißner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 192501 [2011]

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Professional Activities & Interests / Biographical Information

Professor Dean J. Lee received his PhD in 1998 from Harvard University in theoretical particle physics as a student of Howard Georgi. From 1998 to 2001, he was a postdoctoral researcher with the nuclear, particle, and gravitational theory group at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2001 he joined the faculty at NC State as an Assistant Professor and became an Associate Professor in 2007 and a Full Professor in 2012. In 2017, he joined the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University as a Professor, jointly appointed in the MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy.

His general research interests are in quantum field theory and quantum many-body theory. More specifically he has worked on effective field theory, lattice methods for many-body physics, quantum Monte Carlo, nuclear and neutron matter, cold atomic Fermi gases, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Bose-Einstein condensation, and superfluidity. In recent years he has collaborated with members of the nuclear theory group at Bonn University and Ruhr-University Bochum to combine computational lattice methods and the framework of effective field theory for low-energy nuclear physics.