Computational Physics Consultants, LLC., started in 2023 in an effort to make accessible a vast wealth of computational experiences and skills developed during the course of some 25 years in the basic research sector.

Dr. Ricardo Yanez obtained a Bachelor's degree in Physics in 1991 at Uppsala University, a Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry and Nuclear Physics in 1996 at the same University, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Oregon State University in 2022. Dr. Yanez has made contributions to science in topics like the dynamics of extremely hot nuclear matter, the dynamics and energetics of fission and the search for new mechanisms to synthesize new elements.

Dr. Yanez has worked in Australia, Germany, Sweden and the United States, and done experiments at the following accelerator facilities: GANIL, France, ANU UD14, Australia, the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the ATLAS accelerator facility at Argonne National Laboratory, the National Superconducting Cyclotron Facility (NSCL) and Triumf, Canada.

Dr. Yanez has been developing innovative data analysis methods, scientific computational methods and Monte Carlo simulations throughout his career.

Selected Publications

  1. Predicting the production of neutron-rich heavy nuclei in multinucleon transfer reactions using a semi-classical model including evaporation and fission competition, GRAZING-F. R. Yanez, W. Loveland. Phys. Rev. C 91, 044608 (2015).
  2. Excitation energy dependence of the total kinetic energy release in 235U(n,f). R. Yanez, L. Yao, J. King, W. Loveland, F. Tovesson, N. Fotiades. Phys. Rev. C 89, 051604(R) (2014).
  3. Measurement of the survival probabilities for hot fusion reactions. R. Yanez, W. Loveland, L. Yao, J.S. Barrett, S. Zhu, B.B. Back, T.L. Khoo, M. Alcorta, M. Albers. Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 152702 (2014).
  4. Measurement of the fusion probability, PCN, for hot fusion reactions. R. Yanez, W. Loveland, J.S. Barrett, L. Yao, B.B. Back, S. Zhu, T.L. Khoo. Phys. Rev. C 88, 014606 (2013).
  5. Interaction of 11Li with 208Pb. A. M. Vinodkumar, W. Loveland, R. Yanez, M. Leonard, L. Yao, P. Bricault, M. Dombsky, P. Kunz, J. Lassen, A. C. Morton, D. Ottewell, D. Preddy, M. Trinczek. Phys. Rev. C 87, 044603 (2013).
  6. Search for inverse fission of uranium. R. Yanez, W. Loveland, J. Beckerman, M. Leonard, C.J. Gross, D. Shapira, J.F. Liang, Z. Kohley, R.L. Varner. Phys. Rev. C 85, 044620 (2012).
  7. Isospin dependence of capture cross sections: The S-36+Pb-208 reaction. R. Yanez, W. Loveland, A.M. Vinodkumar, P.H. Sprunger, L. Prisbrey, D. Peterson, S. Zhu, J.J. Kolata, A. Villano, J.F. Liang. Phys. Rev. C 82, 054615 (2010).
  8. Fission Mass Widths in 19F+232Th, 16O+235,238U reactions at Near-Barrier Energies. R. Yanez, D.J. Hinde, B. Bouriquet, D. Duniec. Phys. Rev. C 71, 041602(R) (2005).
  9. Excitation and decay of projectilelike fragments formed in dissipative peripheral collisions at intermediate energies. R. Yanez, S. Hudan, R. Alfaro, B. Davin, Y. Larochelle, H. Xu, L. Beaulieu, T. Lefort, V. E. Viola, R. T. de Souza, T. X. Liu, X. D. Liu, W. G. Lynch, R. Shomin, W. P. Tan, M. B. Tsang, A. Vander Molen, A. Wagner, H. F. Xi, R. J. Charity, L. G. Sobotka. Phys. Rev. C 68, 011602(R) (2003).
  10. Experimental evidence for dynamical breakup of finite nuclear matter. R. Yanez, T. Bredeweg, E. Cornell, B. Davin, K. Kwiatkowski, V.E. Viola, R.T. de Souza, R. Lemmon, R. Popescu. Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3585 (1999).
  11. Systematics of angular momentum transfer in intermediate energy nuclear collisions. R. Yanez, W. Loveland, D.J. Morrissey, K. Aleklett, J.O. Liljenzin, E. Hagebo, D. Jerrestam, L. Westerberg. Phys. Lett. B 376, 29 (1996).
  12. Heavy residue production in Ar-Th collisions at 44, 77 and 95 MeV /nucleon. R. Yanez, W. Loveland, K. Aleklett, A. Srivastava, J.O. Liljenzin. Phys. Rev. C 52, 203 (1995).
  13. Properties of target-like fragments of Xe-Au collisions at intermediate energies. W. Loveland, K. Aleklett, R. Yanez, A. Srivastava, J.O. Liljenzin. Phys. Lett. B 312, 53 (1993).