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Course Descriptions:
         Physics 1020
Physics 1021
Physics 1050
Physics 1051
Physics 2053
Physics 2056
Physics 2400
Physics 2151
Physics 2553
Physics 2820
Physics 3060
Physics 3160
         Physics 3180
Physics 3220
Physics 3820
ES 2150         

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Faculty & Staff  

Dr. Aleksandrs Aleksejevs,
(B.Sc., M.Sc. University of Latvia, Ph.D. University of Manitoba), Associate Professor

On Sabbatical Leave Fall 2013 & Winter 2014


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, Ph.D. University of Victoria),
President's Award for Distinguished Research
Professor, Chair of Physics Program
  Fall Term 2013 teaching:
General Physics I: Physics 1050
Introductory Astronomy: Physics 2151
Observational Astrophysics: Physics 3180

Winter Term 2014 teaching:

General Physics II: Physics 1051
Modern Physics: Physics 2056
Galaxies & Cosmology: Physics 3160

Research interests:

  • Astronomy (open clusters, OB associations, planetary astronomy)
  • Cosmic rays (GUANO Project: Grenfell upper atmosphere/near space balloon observations) 
  • Astronomy & physics education/Outreach (SNAP - School for Nuclei and AstroPhysics Camp)

Dr. Ranjan Patro,
(B.Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D. NUIG, Galway),
Assistant Professor

Office: AS 3011 (new building)
Phone: 639-2596
E-Mail: rpatro at grenfell dot mun dot ca

Fall Term 2013 teaching:
Introductory Physics I : Physics 1020

Winter Term 2014 teaching:

Introductory Physics II: Physics 1021
Fluids & Thermal Physics: Physics 2053
Analog & Digital Electronics: Physics 2553

Dr. Pierre-Michel Rouleau,
(B.Sc. UQAM, Ph.D. University of Alberta)
Associate Professor
Fall Term 2013 teaching:
Computational Mechanics: Physics 2820
Electricity & Magnetism: Physics 3060
Classical Mechanics I: Physics 3220

Winter Term 2014 teaching:

Electromagnetic Theory: Physics 3061
Thermodynamics: Physics 3400
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:
  • 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: 12 December, 2013

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