Lincoln Wolfenstein-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Lincoln Wolfenstein

Emeritus Professor, Physics

Office: Wean Hall 7418
Phone: 412-268-2752
Fax: 412-681-0648


Ph.D., University of Chicago


The major area of research is the phenomenology of weak interactions based upon the ideas of modern gauge theories. Among the problems being considered are neutrino masses, the origin of CP violation, lepton number violation and the solar neutrino problem.

Selected Publications

  • C. Y. Chen and L. Wolfenstein, Consequences of Approximate S3 Symmetry of the Neutrino Mass Matrix, Phys. Rev. D 77, 093009 (2008).
  • R. N. Mohapatra, L. Wolfenstein and others, Theory of Neutrinos, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1757 (2007).
  • L. Wolfenstein, Conservation Laws in Encyclopedia of Physics, pp. 364-370 (2005).
  • L. Wolfenstein and F. Wu, Final State Interactions, Phys. Rev. D 72, 077501 (2005).
  • L. Wolfenstein, Can Theory Meet the B Physics Challenge in B Physics at Hadron Machines, p. 279 (2004).
  • L. Wolfenstein, The Strength of the Weak Interactions, Ann. Rev. Nuc. Part. Sci. 54, 1 (2004).
  • L. Wolfenstein, Fermi Interactions in Fermi Remembered, pp. 239-241 (2003).