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Thomas W. Baumgarte

Professor of Physics

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Physics And Astronomy

Searles Science Building - 320

Teaching this semester

PHYS 2510. Astrophysics

Thomas Baumgarte
A quantitative discussion that introduces the principal topics of astrophysics, including stellar structure and evolution, planetary physics, and cosmology.

PHYS 3000. Methods of Theoretical Physics

Thomas Baumgarte
Mathematics is the language of physics. Similar mathematical techniques occur in different areas of physics. A physical situation may first be expressed in mathematical terms, usually in the form of a differential or integral equation. After the formal mathematical solution is obtained, the physical conditions determine the physically viable result. Examples are drawn from heat flow, gravitational fields, and electrostatic fields.

Thomas W. Baumgarte


  • Doctorate: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    (thesis prepared at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
  • Diplom: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    (thesis prepared at Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching, Germany)

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Relativistic Astrophysics and Numerical Relativity; in particular the numerical simulation of neutron stars, black holes, and their binaries.

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