Carey Rosenthal, PhD

Associate Professor

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Office: Stratton Hall 412
Phone: 215.895.2641

Fax: 215.895.1265

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  • BS, Cornell University
  • PhD, Harvard University, 1969

Research Interests

  • Application of spacefilling curves and line integral presentations to scattering problems


After his postdoctoral position at the Theoretical Chemistry Institute of the Universtiy of Wisconsin, Dr. Rosenthal spent a year as lecturer in mathematics and chemistry at the University of Manchester and another as a mathematics lecturer at the University of Bradford. Since coming to Drexel he has been studying a number of problems arising in scattering theory. He has developed new methods for calculating scattering amplitudes in model potentials for spinless particles and for scattering by a two-center potential. His recent work in this area has been supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

"I have been interested in developing these new techniques for studying two body scattering amplitudes (or T matrices), because they serve as input to the solution of the three body problem, e.g. atomdiatom scattering. This approach, using two body inrormation to study the three body problem, has been used to study nuclear interactions by a number of investigators. The difficulties encountered in applying this approach to the chemical domain relate to the greater s~rength and range of typical chemical potentials. I am currently examining an approach for calculating two body T matrices which unlike other methods, can be used even which the potentials are very strong."


  • Quantum Optimally Controlled Transition Landscapes, HA Rabitz, MM Hsieh, CM Rosenthal, Science 2004
  • Landscape for optimal control of quantum mechanical unitary transformations, H Tabitz, M Hsieh, C Rosenthal, Phys. Rev. A, 2005
  • Optimal control landscapes for quantum observables, H Rabitz, M Hsieh, C Rosenthal, J. Chem. Phys, 2006