The most important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts
as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
                                                                          Sir William Bragg

Profile in Physics by Nguyen Dinh Dang


Last name: NGUYEN DINH
First name: DANG

Abbreviation in scientific publications: N. Dinh Dang
(following the way of abbreviation in Vietnamese)

Meaning of my first name in Vietnamese: the lamp

Born: 1958
Place of birth: Hanoi - Vietnam
Citizenship & Nationality: Vietnamese

Institution address in Vietnam (since 1982):

Institution address in Japan (since 1995):

          The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)
          2-1 Hirosawa,Wako city, 351-0198 Saitama, JAPAN
          Phone: 81-48-467-4068, Fax: 81-48-462-5314

E-mail: dang(at)riken(dot)jp
Proficiency in languages: Vietnamese, English, Russian, French, Italian, Japanese.

Marital status: Married and has one son


Research experience: since 1982


Main subjects of research:

Nuclear theory: Structure of medium and heavy nuclei: Collective properties in heavy nuclei:

1 - Giant resonances at zero and finite temperatures

2 - Quenching of Gamow-Teller resonance

3 - Damping of multiphonon resonances

4 - Giant dipole and pygmy resonances in neutron-rich nuclei

5 - Renormalized and self-consistent (Q)RPA

6 - Quantal and thermal fluctuations in finite-Fermi systems and related topics


University education and academic degrees:

1990: (Soviet) Doctor of Physics and Mathematics Sciences.  Original russian name of academic degree: Doctor of physics and mathematics sciences (doktor fiziko-matematicheskikh nauk), defended at the Physics Department of Moscow State University - Moscow - Russia). Title of Doctor-of-Sciences thesis: ``Quasiparticle-Phonon Model for Spherical Nuclei at Finite Temperature''.

1987 - 1989: (two years) Post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Physics, Moscow State University and Senior Research Associate at the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia.

1985: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (in nuclear physics). Original russian name of academic degree: Candidate of physics and mathematics sciences (kandidat fiziko-matematicheskikh nauk). Title of Ph.D. thesis: `` Higher-order corrections in quasiparticle-phonon model for even-even spherical nuclei''. Ph.D. advisor: Professor V.G. Soloviev, Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (LTP), Joint Institute for Nuclear research (JINR), Dubna, Russia. The thesis was defended at the LTP, JINR, Dubna, Russia.

1982 - 1985: (3 years) Ph.D. student at the Department of Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

1982: Diploma in Physics (equiv. Master of Science) with distinction (red diploma): Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. Title of master thesis: ``Influence of spin-multipole residual interaction on properties of electric-type excitations in spherical nuclei''. MS thesis advisor: Professor V.G. Soloviev, Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, JINR, Dubna, Russia.

1976 - 1982: (6 years) student of Physics Department, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia;
graduated in 1980; 1980 - 1982: M.S. course.

1975 - 1976: Finished high-school in Hanoi - Vietnam (May 1975). Got "excellent" scores at the entrance exams to national universities. Selected by the Ministry of University and Special College Education of Vietnam as one of twenty best students to receive the state scholarship to study abroad. Chose physics at the Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia). Arrived in Moscow in August 1976.


Employment record in home country Vietnam:

Received permanent position in Vietnam in 1982.

From 2007: Associate Visiting Professor, Department of Nuclear Physics, Faculty of Physics, Hanoi University of Science.

1997 - 1998: Director of the Computer Center for Nuclear Science (CCNS) at the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technique - Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission.

From 1990: Senior scientist, Center of Theoretical and Computational Physics, Institute of Nuclear Science and Technique, Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission.

Jan. 1986 - Nov. 1987: (two years) Researcher at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, National Center for Scientific Research of Vietnam.

Feb. 1982 - Dec. 1982: (10 months) Junior Researcher at the National Institute for Nuclear Research of Vietnam (now Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission).


Scientific activity abroad:

From April 2016:  Nishina Center Research Scientist, Quantum hadron physics laboraroty, Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, RIKEN, Saitama, Japan.

From April 2010:  Nishina Center Research Scientist, Theoretical nuclear physics laboraroty, Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, RIKEN, Saitama, Japan.

April 2006 - April 2010:  Nishina Center Research Scientist, Heavy-ion nuclear physics laboraroty, Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, RIKEN, Saitama, Japan.

From November 1998:  Contract Researcher, RI-beam factory project, Cyclotron Center, RIKEN Accelerators Research Facilities, RIKEN,Saitama, Japan.

January 1998 - November 1998: (10 months) Senior Visiting Scientist of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Department of Physics, Saitama University, Saitama, Japan (Host: K. Tanabe) and researcher-collaborator of the Cyclotron Laboratory, RIKEN.

January 1996 - January 1998: (2 years) Foreign Research Fellow of the Science and Technology Agency (STA) of Japan at the Cyclotron Laboratory, RIKEN, Saitama, Japan (Hosts: A. Arima and S. Yamaji).

July 1995 - January 1996: (6 months) Visiting Scientist at the Cyclotron Laboratory, RIKEN, Saitama, Japan. (Hosts: A. Arima and S. Yamaji).

Sept. 1994 - July 1995: (10 months) Nishina Memorial Fellow (selected at the highest priority) at the Theory Division, Institute for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Tanashi, Tokyo 188, Japan (Hosts: Y. Akaishi and F. Sakata)

May 1, 1994 - May 22, 1994: (three weeks) Tour-visit in USA: visited Berkeley National Laboratory, University of Tennessee, Drexel University, Univeristy of Pensylvania, Brookhaven National Laboratory; gave six lecturesat these places and also at the Conference on ``Harmony in Physics'' onthe occasion of 70th birthday of S.T. Belayaev (May 9 - 11, 1994, Universityof Pensylvania). (Hosts during the tours: Profs. R. Casten, D.H. Feng,M. Guidry, A. Klein, and L. Moretto.)

Sept. 1992 - Sept. 1993: (one year) Contract Researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Catania section, Catania, Italy (Contract No 091534/20.10.92) (Host: F. Catara).

Apr. 1992 - Sept. 1992: (5 months) Visiting Scientist at the Physik-Department der Technische Universitat Munchen, Institute of Theoretical Physics (Host: P. Ring) [supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the BMFT (under the number 06-MT-733) of Germany].

Nov. 1987 - Nov. 1989: (two-years) Senior Research Associate at the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia (from Moscow University). During that period: in March 1989: one-month visiting scientist at the Division de Physique Theorique, IPN, Orsay (France).


Activities related to physics:

- Co-organizer of International Workshop on Nuclear Science and Simulation in fundamental and applied researches, October 31 - November 1, 2014, Ton Duc Thang University, HoChiMinh City, Vietnam
- Co-organizer of "The international workshop on theoretical approaches to correlations in nuclei at the limits of stability", November 20 - 21, 2011, Tan Tao University, Long An, Vietnam.
- Co-organizer of RIKEN International Symposium on Methods of many-body systems: Mean-field theories and beyond, RIKEN, Saitama, Japan, March 20 - 22, 2006
- Co-organizer of International Symposium on Physics of Unstable Nuclei, Halong bay, Vietnam, November 20 - 25, 2002
- Organizer of RIKEN Symposium on Quasiparticle and Phonon Excitations in Nuclei (in memory of Professor Vadim Soloviev)
(SOLOVIEV'99) (RIKEN, December 4 - 7, 1999)
- Organizer of RIKEN Symposium and Workshop on Selected Topics in Nuclear Collective Excitations (NUCOLEX'99) (RIKEN, March 20 - 24, 1999) (N. Dinh Dang, U. Garg, and S. Yamaji)
- Organized (together with Y. Abe (Kyoto), T. Nakagawa (RIKEN), S.Yamaji (RIKEN), and K. Yuasa-Nakagawa (RIKEN)) the RIKEN Symposium on Dynamics in Hot Nuclei (RIKEN, March 13 and 14, 1998).
- Organized (togther with T. Otsuka (Univ. Tokyo), H. Sakai (Univ.Tokyo), T. Suzuki (Univ. Fukui), and S. Yamaji (RIKEN)) the RIKEN Symposium on Giant Resonances (RIKEN, January 27 - 28, 1997).
- Organized (together with D.H. Feng (Drexel University), N. Van Giai(Orsay), and Y. Gambhir (IIT, Bombay)) the first large scale international conference in nuclear physics and related topics in Vietnam entitled: ``Perspectivesof Nuclear Physics in the Late Nineties'' (Hanoi, March 14 - 18, 1994, sponsor: VAEC).
- Member of the International Advisory of the Third International Conference on Computational Physics (November 13-17, 1995) at Chung-Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, R.O.C
- Member of the RIKEN- VAEC scientific collaboration project.

Students:
1) Vuong Kim Au, graduate student (2001 - 2002) (got PhD at Texas A&M Univ. in 2007), current address: Texas A&M University.
2) Nguyen Quang Hung, PhD student under RIKEN Asian Program Associate (2006 - 2009); title of PhD thesis "Effects of quantal and thermodynamical fluctuations on superfluid pairing in nuclei", defended in 2009; from 2011: professor of physics, Tan Tao University, Long An, Vietnam.

Referee of
- Physical Review C
- Physics Letters B
- Journals of Physics A, G
- Europhysics Letters
- International Journal of Modern Physics E
- US National Science Foundation's Merit Review
- US-Israel Grant
- Editorial Advisory Board member of Open Nuclear & Particle Physics Journal


Professional memberships:

From 1985: member of the Physics Society of Vietnam.
From 1987: member of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association.
1997 - 99: member of the International Association of Arts.
From 2005: member of the Subject Fine-Art Association (Shutai Bijutsu Kyokai) of Japan


List of publications


Invited lectures and oral contributions at international meetings and seminars