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  Physics Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff  

Dr. Aleksandrs Aleksejevs,
(B.Sc., M.Sc. University of Latvia, Ph.D. University of Manitoba), Associate Professor
  Fall Term 2014 teaching:
Quantum Mechanics I: Physics 3650

Winter Term 2015 teaching:

Elementary Particles & Fields:  Physics 3250
Mathematical Physics II: Physics 3820 

Research interests (webpage):

Sub-atomic physics:
  • Baryon structure in low energy QCD
  • Dynamical Polarizabilities of Baryons
  • High-energy hadron collisions
  • Parity violating tests of the Standard Model
  • Physics beyond the Standard Model and Dark Matter searches
  • Automatic Symbolic Calculations in Subatomic Physics
  • Radiative corrections and loop integrals

Dr. Douglas Forbes,
(B.Sc. Lyndon State, M.Sc. St. Mary's University,
University of Victoria),
President's Award for Outstanding Research
Professor, Chair of Physics Program
  Fall Term 2014 teaching:
Introductory Physics I: Physics 1020
Introductory Astronomy: Physics 2151
Senior Physics Seminar: Physics 4100

Winter Term 2015 teaching:

Introductory Physics II: Physics 1021
Either: Physics 3160  or  Physics 3180

Research interests:

  • Astronomy (open clusters, OB associations, planetary astronomy)
  • Cosmic rays (GUANO Project: Grenfell upper atmosphere/near space balloon observations) 
  • Astronomy & Physics Education/Outreach

Dr. Pierre-Michel Rouleau,
(B.Sc. UQAM, Ph.D. University of Alberta)
Associate Professor
Fall Term 2014 teaching:
General Physics I: Physics 1050
Electricity & Magnetism: Physics 3060

Winter Term 2015 teaching:

General Physics II: Physics 1051
Fluids and Thermal Physics: Physics 2053
Electromagnetic Theory: Physics 3061
Research interests:
  • Elastic-wave absorption mechanisms in permeable media
  • Ocean-tide loading of hydrated crust
  • Ocean-floor groundwater systems
  • Computational seismology

Laboratory Staff

Darlene English, (B.Sc., M.Sc. St. Mary's University)
Senior Laboratory Instructor
Office: AS 311
Phone: 637-6292
E-Mail: denglish at grenfell dot mun dot ca
  Research interests:
  • SX Phe variable stars, galaxies
  • Cosmic rays and their detection
  • Experiment design and development
  • Website design
  • Public outreach with Grenfell Observatory

Mark Fitzpatrick, (B.Sc. Memorial University)
Instructional Assistant
Office: AS 312
Phone: 637-6200, ext. 6327
E-Mail: mfitzpatrick at grenfell dot mun dot ca

Victor Hayden, (B.Sc., M.Sc. Memorial University)
Laboratory Instructor
Office: AS 316
Phone: 639-4311
E-Mail: vhayden at grenfell dot mun dot ca
Victor Hayden, Physics IA
  Research interests:
  • Computational Molecular Dynamics
  • Monte Carlo methods and simulation
  • Stochastic optimization
  • Micro-Cantilever Bio-sensors
  • Robotics and Control Systems
  • Research Laboratory Equipment Design

 Last update: 10 September, 2014

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