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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 2015 teaching:
Introductory Physics I: Physics 1020
Computational Mechanics: Physics 2820

Winter Term 2016 teaching:

Introductory Physics II: Physics 1021
Quantum Mechanics I: Physics 3650 

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
  Fall Term 2015 teaching:
The Solar System: EaSc 2150
Modern Physics: Physics 2056

Winter Term 2016

On one semester sabbatical

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, Chair of Physics Program
Fall Term 2015 teaching:
General Physics I: Physics 1050
Electricity & Magnetism: Physics 3060

Winter Term 2016 teaching:

General Physics II: Physics 1051
Electromagnetic Theory: Physics 3061
Classical Mechanics I: Physics 3220
Research interests:
  • Elastic-wave absorption mechanisms in permeable media
  • Ocean-tide loading of hydrated crust
  • Ocean-floor groundwater systems
  • Computational seismology

Laboratory Staff

Steven Day, (B.Sc. Grenfell Campus, Memorial University)
Instructional Assistant
Office: AS 312
Phone: 637-6200, ext. 6327
E-Mail: srday at grenfell dot mun dot ca
  Steve Day 

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

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: 27 August, 2015

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