Professor of Physics
Physics And Astronomy
Searles Science Building - 320
A quantitative discussion that introduces the principal topics of astrophysics, including stellar structure and evolution, planetary physics, and cosmology.
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.
Relativistic Astrophysics and Numerical Relativity; in particular the numerical simulation of neutron stars, black holes, and their binaries.
Campus News: Convocation 2009 Address: Professor Thomas W. Baumgarte
Academic Spotlight: Baumgarte Gets NSF Grant for Computational Physics
Academic Spotlight: It's a Matter of Gravity: Searching for Cosmic Waves
Academic Spotlight: Thomas Baumgarte Awarded 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship
Courtesy of Spires HEP List