LaCasce Family Professor of Natural Sciences
Physics And Astronomy
Searles Science Building - 305
An introduction to two cornerstones of twentieth-century physics, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. The introduction to wave mechanics includes solutions to the time-independent Schrödinger equation in one and three dimensions with applications. Topics in relativity include the Galilean and Einsteinian principles of relativity, the “paradoxes” of special relativity, Lorentz transformations, space-time invariants, and the relativistic dynamics of particles. Not open to students who have credit for or are concurrently taking Physics 3140 or 3500.
An introduction to the physics of subatomic systems, with a particular emphasis on the standard model of elementary particles and their interactions. Basic concepts in quantum mechanics and special relativity are introduced as needed.
Bowdoin College, Professor, 2005-present.
Bowdoin College, Associate Professor, 1999-2005.
Bowdoin College, Assistant Professor, 1993-99.
Harvard University, Visiting Scholar, 1996-97.
Johns Hopkins University, Postdoc, 1990-93.
Brandeis University, Postdoc, 1988-90.