Physics 112: Astronomy and the Universe

Guest Lecturer -- University of Illinois, Chicago

Astronomy in the context of the scientific process, history, and current events. Covers the Solar System, stars, and galaxies touching on the origin and fate of the universe.

Saturday Morning Physics

Tour Guide Training and Program Organization -- Fermilab

The Fermilab Saturday Morning Physics program is a free-of-charge series of lectures and tour visits given by Fermilab scientists to increase the understanding and appreciation of modern physics among high school students. I have organized the program for educating tour guides and have given tours throughout the Fermilab campus.

Physics 17: Black Holes

Head Teaching Assistant -- Stanford University

Black holes represent an extreme frontier of astrophysics. Course will explore the most fundamental and universal force -- gravity -- and how it controls the fate of astrophysical objects, leading in some cases to black holes. How we discover and determine the properties of black holes and their environment. How black holes and their event horizons are used to guide thinking about mysterious phenomena such as Hawking radiation, wormholes, and quantum entanglement. How black holes generate gravitational waves and powerful jets of particles and radiation. Other extreme objects such as pulsars. Relevant physics, including relativity, is introduced and treated at the algebraic level. No prior physics or calculus is required, although some deep thinking about space, time, and matter is important in working through assigned problems.

Physics 120: Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

Head Teaching Assistant -- Stanford University

Vector analysis, electrostatic fields, including multipole expansion. Dielectrics, static magnetic fields, magnetic materials. Maxwell's equation. Electromagnetic radiation. Special relativity and transformation between electric and magnetic fields. Plane wave problems (free space, conductors and dielectric materials, boundaries). Dipole and quadrupole radiation and their frequency and angular distributions. Scattering synchrotron and bremsstrahlung processes. Energy loss in water. Wave guides and cavities.

Physics 25: Modern Physics

Teaching Assistant -- Stanford University

Introduction to modern physics. Relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic theory, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, nuclear structure, high energy physics, elementary particles, astrophysics, stellar evolution, and the big bang.



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