### Paul Fanto

**Program Years:**2017-2021**Academic Institution:**Yale University**Field of Study:**Physics**Academic Advisor:**Yoram Alhassid**Practicum(s):**

Los Alamos National Laboratory (2018)**Degree(s):**

Ph.D in Physics, Yale University, 2021

B.S. in Physics, Princeton University, 2015

#### Current Status

**Research Area:**Physics

#### Publications

P. Fanto and Y. Alhassid, "Low-energy enhancement in the magnetic dipole gamma-ray strength functions of heavy nuclei." arXiv:2112.13772 (2021).P. Fanto and Y. Alhassid, "State densities of heavy nuclei in the static-path plus random-phase approximation." Phys. Rev. C 103, 064310 (2021).

Y. Alhassid, G. F. Bertsch, and P. Fanto, "Derivation of K-matrix reaction theory in a discrete basis formalism." Ann. Phys. 419, 168233 (2020).

P. Fanto, Y. Alhassid, and H. A. Weidenmuller, "Statistical-model description of gamma decay from compound-nucleus resonances." Phys. Rev. C 101, 014607 (2020).

Y. Alhassid, G. F. Bertsch, P. Fanto, and T. Kawano. "Transmission coefficients in compound-nucleus reaction theory." Phys. Rev. C 99, 024621 (2019).

P. Fanto, Y. Alhassid, and H. A. Weidenmuller, "The statistical model of nuclear reactions: open problems." Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, CERN Proc. 1, 41 (2018).

P. Fanto, G. F. Bertsch, and Y. Alhassid, "Neutron width statistics using a realistic description of the neutron channel." Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, CERN Proc. 1, 69 (2018).

P. Fanto, G. F. Bertsch, and Y. Alhassid, "Neutron width statistics in a realistic resonance-reaction model." Phys. Rev. C 98, 014604 (2018).

P. Fanto, "Projection after variation in the finite-temperature Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approximation." Phys. Rev. C 96, 051301(R) (2017).

P. Fanto, Y. Alhassid, and G. F. Bertsch. "Particle-number projection in the finite-temperature mean-field approximation." Phys. Rev. C 96, 014305 (2017).

#### Awards

Graduate honors:Distinguished dissertation

Henry M. Nodelman Scholarship recipient, 2018 and 2019

Alexander A. McCormick, Jr. Memorial Scholarship recipient, 2016.

Undergraduate honors:

Phi Beta Kappa, 2015.

High Honors, Princeton University, 2015.

Allen G. Shenstone Prize in Physics, 2014 and 2015.