The Ph. D. thesis of Dr. James Matta, titled "Exotic Nuclear Excitations: The Transverse Wobbling Mode in 135Pr" has been published as a book by the well-known science publisher Springer under the "Springer Theses" series.
Described as the "best of the best", the series recognizes "Outstanding Ph. D. Research". Each thesis is chosen for its scientific excellence and impact on research. For greater accessibility to non-specialists, the published versions include an extended introduction, as well as a foreword by the student’s supervisor explaining the special relevance of the work for the field. The content of the series is available to millions of readers worldwide and, in addition to profiting from this broad dissemination, the author of each thesis is rewarded with a cash prize equivalent to € 500.
Dr. Matta's dissertation was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Umesh Garg.