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Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
113 HEP
605 Old Reservoir Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., 2006, Florida
DOE Supplement provided through Fermi Lab-support for completionof CDF operations and data analysis
September 01, 2011 – June 30, 2014
PHYS 1559: New Course in Physics
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of physics.
PHYS 1710: Introductory Physics I: Classical mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics
Credits: 5
First semester of the introductory physics sequence for prospective physics and other science majors. Topics include particle kinematics and dynamics, energy and momentum conservation; rotational motion; fluid dynamics; thermodynamics; oscillatory motion; waves and sound. Four lecture hours, one discussion section hour. Corequisite: MATH 1320 or instructor permission
PHYS 2620: Modern Physics
Credits: 4
Introduction to quantum physics and relativity, with application to atomic structure, nuclear and elementary particle physics, condensed matter physics, and cosmology. Three lecture hours, one problem hour. Prerequisite: PHYS 2320, 2415, 1720, or 2610, and MATH 2310 or instructor permission.
PHYS 2660: Fundamentals of Scientific Computing
Credits: 3
Applications of computers to solving basic problems in physical science. Introduction to programming, use of external libraries, and implementation of basic algorithms with focus on numerical methods, error analysis & data fitting. No previous computer experience is required. One Lecture & one lab session per week. Prerequisite: One semester of calculus and one semester of introductory physics (PHYS 1710, 1425, or 2010).
PHYS 3995: Research
Credits: 3
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.
PHYS 7995: Independent Study
Credits: 3–6
Independent research supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.
PHYS 8999: Master Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
PHYS 9998: Pre-Qual Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PHYS 9999: PhD Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
Cory Family Teaching Award [2015]