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PHY 5991: Introduction to Research in Physics and Astronomy, Fall 2017
AST 4200: Astronomical Laboratory, Winter 2017
AST 4100: Astronomical Techniques, Winter 2015
Astronomy 2010: Descriptive Astronomy, Fall 2014
Physics 1020: Conceptual Physics, Winter 2014
Physics 2140: General Physics, Winter 2011
PHY 5010: Stellar Astrophysics, Winter 2010
Physics 5990: Wayne State REU and RET Programs, Winter 2010
PHY 3100: Sounds of Music, Fall 2009
PHY 3300: Modern (Astro)Physics, Winter 2008
Physics 8810: Particle Physics, Fall 2007
FYS 1850(Astronomy 2020): The Heavens and Earth, Fall 2005
PHY 3300: Modern Physics, Winter 2005
Physics 2130: General Physics, Fall 2003
Physics 6850: Modern Physics Lab I, Winter 2002
Classes from more than a few years ago
NOTE: My research activites are supported by the National Science Foundation.
I am a an experimental particle physicist. For a good description of what that means try the wonderful particle adventure. Also I have a presentation on particle at the Wayne State Physics Feast on What is the Universe Made of?
I am also an astrophysicist which means that I get paid to look the sky. I mostly try to find supernovae and figure out the origin and ultimate fate of the universe. This is called cosmology.
I am member of the CLEO collaboration which used to be at Cornell. I did a great deal of research there.
In 2006 I will be working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey on the Supernova Survey. as a guest at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago.
I was sacrificed without guarantee on BTeV. I worked with the pixel group on mechanical and detector options.
I was an interim organizer along with David Gerdes and Andreas Kronfeld of the top physics working group on the Physics and Detectors for Future e+e- Linear Colliders.
Here is the talk I gave at the Sitges meeting at the end of April 1999. on the ttbar threshold and machine parameters, and the write up of that work.
I gave a talk on my progress at studying the ttbar threshold region at a NLC Detector Simulation Study Meeting at Fermilab in February 1999.
There was a workshop in Keystone, CO in late September 1998. Here was the agenda for the top sessions at the Keystone workshop. It also includes links to the talks that were given.
Another thread of my research effort has been the study of the interface between the accelerator CESR, where large beams of electrons and positrons are circulating in a vacuum system and brought into collision, and the detector CLEO, where very sensitive sensors look through the thinest possible wall and are adversely affected when the beams, or even small parts of them, do not stay in the pipe.