Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
382 McCormick RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., 2012, Kyoto
AS-PHYS White Dwarf Astrophysics and Tests of General Relativity with LISA
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
May 01, 2020 – April 30, 2023
AS-PHYS Probing Dense Matter Physics with Multimessenger Observations of Neutron Stars
Source: Sloan Foundation
September 15, 2019 – September 14, 2021
AS-PHYS Exploring Gravitational and Nuclear Physics with Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2021
AS-Phys Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Undergraduate Research Scholarship - Josef Zimmerman
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
July 01, 2020 – June 30, 2021
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of Physics
Individual study of topics in physics not normally covered in formal classes. Study is carried out under the tutelage of a faculty member with whom the requirements are agreed upon prior to enrollment. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Reviews special relativity and coordinate transformations. Includes the principle of equivalence; effects of gravitation on other systems and fields; general tensor analysis in curved spaces and gravitational field equations; Mach's principle, tests of gravitational theories; perihelion precession, red shift, bending of light, gyroscopic precession, radar echo delay; gravitational radiation; relativisitic stellar structure and cosmography; and cosmology. Prerequisite: Advanced calculus through partial differentiation and multiple integration; vector analysis in three dimensions.
A consistent mathematical account of the phenomena of electricity and magnetism; electrostatics and magnetostatics; macroscopic media; Maxwell theory; and wave propagation. Prerequisite: PHYS 7250 or instructor permission.
Independent research supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
Under supervision, the student undertakes or assists with a current research problem. This course may be repeated for credit.
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.