My research is in experimental particle physics. I focus on determining the properties of subatomic particles called neutrinos using accelerator-based neutrino sources. I am a collaborator on the T2K experiment, currently taking data in Japan, the NA61/SHINE experiment at CERN, and on the proposed DUNE experiment in the US. I have previous experience in measuring solar neutrinos.
PHYS 2020 - General Physics 2
Includes three lectures, one two-hour laboratory/recitation per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Covers electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics. Designed for life science majors, including premed students. Natural science majors with a knowledge of calculus and others taking calculus are urged to take the calculus-based courses PHYS 1110, PHYS 1120, PHYS 1140 and PHYS 2130, rather than PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2020.
PHYS 2210 - Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Methods 1
Theoretical Newtonian mechanics, including position and velocity dependent forces, oscillation, stability, non-inertial frames and gravitation from extended bodies. Ordinary differential equations, vector algebra, curvilinear coordinates, complex numbers, and Fourier series will be introduced in the context of the mechanics.
PHYS 3210 - Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Methods 2
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian treatment of theoretical mechanics, including coupled oscillations, waves in continuous media, central force motion, rigid body motion and fluid dynamics. The calculus of variations, linear algebra, tensor algebra, vector calculus, and partial differential equations will be introduced in the context of the mechanics.
PHYS 5730 - Particle Physics
Introduces the properties of elementary particles, phenomenology of particle interactions, particle detector, particle accelerators, scattering cross sections, decay rates, electron-positron annihilation, lepton scattering and hadron structure, quantum chromodynamics, electroweak interactions, symmetries and symmetry breaking. Recommended prerequisites: undergraduate courses in quantum mechanics and electricity and magnetism.