Richard J. Gonsalves

Richard J. Gonsalves

Professor, Emeritus
Ph.D. Columbia (1976)

247 Fronczak Hall
(716) 645-6108


Ph.D. -- Columbia University (1976)
M.Sc. -- University of Madras (1971)
B.Sc. -- University of Madras (1969)

Research Interests

  • One- and two-loop radiative corrections to high-energy cross sections in the standard model and its supersymmetric extensions.
  • Software for generating Feynman diagrams and amplitudes in quantum field theories.
  • Computer simulation of the structure and dynamics of complex systems and networks.

I am interested in gauge theories of elementary particles and their interactions, especially the SU(2)XU(1) theory of electroweak interactions and the quantum chromodynamic theory of strong interactions. I work on predictiong cross sections for high-energy collision reactions currently being studies by experimenters at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider, and planned for study at future high-energy physics facilities, such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. I am also interested in computational physics. I develop computer algebra algorithms and programs for performing Feynman diagram calculations in high-energy physics. I am interested in computer simulation methods and high-performance computing, and in teaching courses in these areas.

Selected Publications

  • "Perturbative QCD at High Energy Colliders", R.J. Gonsalves, Int. J. Mod. Phys. E 17, 870 (2008). Journal Server, arXiv.
  • "W production at large transverse momentum at the large hadron collider", R.J. Gonsalves, N. Kidonakis and A. Sabio-Vera, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 222001 (2005). Journal Server, arXiv.
  • "Chromo-electroweak interference and parity-violating asymmetries in electroweak boson pair production", R.J. Gonsalves and C.-F. Wai, Phys. Rev. D. 49, 190 (1994). Journal Server, arXiv.
  • "QCD radiative corrections to electroweak-boson production at large transverse momentum in hadron collisions", R.J. Gonsalves, J. Pawlowski, and C.-F. Wai, Phys. Rev. D 40, 2245 (1989). Journal Server.
  • "Dimensionally regularized two-loop on-shell quark form factor", R.J. Gonsalves, Phys. Rev. D. 28, 1542 (1983). Journal Server.
  • "Analytic Calculation of Higher-Order Quantum-Chromodynamic Corrections in e+e- Annihilation", W. Celmaster and R.J. Gonsalves, Phys. Rev. Lett. 44, 560 (1979). Journal Server.
  • "Renormalization prescription dependence of the quantum-chromodynamic coupling constant", W. Celmaster and R.J. Gonsalves, Phys. Rev. D 20, 1420 (1979). Journal Server.