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Thomas W. Baumgarte

William R. Kenan Professor of Physics

Contact Information

Physics And Astronomy

Searles Science Building - 320

Teaching this semester

PHYS 1140. Introductory Physics II

Thomas Baumgarte
An introduction to the interactions of matter and radiation. Topics include the classical and quantum physics of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter, quantum properties of atoms, and atomic and nuclear spectra. Laboratory work (three hours per week) includes an introduction to the use of electronic instrumentation.

PHYS 3020. Methods of Computational Physics

Thomas Baumgarte
An introduction to the use of computers to solve problems in physics. Problems are drawn from several different branches of physics, including mechanics, hydrodynamics, electromagnetism, and astrophysics. Numerical methods discussed include the solving of linear algebra and eigenvalue problems, ordinary and partial differential equations, and Monte Carlo techniques. Basic knowledge of a programming language is expected.

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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