I am a theoretical physicist who studies elementary particle physics, specifically the strong interactions of quarks, and physics beyond the Standard Model of elementary particle physics. My research uses a mixture of analytic calculation and numerical simulation. The latter is done on a local computer farm and on remote supercomputers. I have an amateur interest in all of theoretical physics.
PHYS 5770 - Gravitational Theory (Theory of General Relativity)
Presents Einstein's relativistic theory of gravitation from geometric viewpoint; gives applications to astrophysical problems (gravitational waves, stellar collapse, etc.). Recommended prerequisites: PHYS 3220 and PHYS 3320. Instructor consent required for undergraduates.
PHYS 7310 - Electromagnetic Theory 1
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Sophisticated approach to electrostatics, boundary value problems, magnetostatics, applications of Maxwell's equations to electromagnetic wave propagation, wave guides, and resonant cavities and magnetohydrodynamics.
PHYS 7320 - Electromagnetic Theory 2
Continuation of PHYS 7310. Topics include relativistic particle dynamics; radiation by moving charges; multiple fields; radiation damping and self-fields of a particle; collisions between charged particles and energy loss; radiative processes; and classical field theory. Recommended prerequisite: PHYS 7310.