Mailing Address: Office: Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM) 9.208 University of Texas at Austin Voice Phone: (512)471-9272 Physics Department Fax Phone: (512)471-0890 1 University Station C1600 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Austin TX 78712-0264Hello
: I retired a few years ago and now lead a life of idleness and irresponsibility. That may sound like being a professor, but I don't have to serve on committees! I still get mail at UTAustin. If you want to meet me, please make an appointment. When you call, be prepared to leave a message and possibly to wait some time for a reply.
(3 September 2012) I recommend the following student-run seminars:
An Informal Introduction to General Relativity, Fridays (Fall 2012) 2:00-3:30, RLM 9.222. This excellent seminar has been organized by Justin Feng (who maintains the web site) and Phuc Nguyen.
A Seminar on theoretical physics, featuring a variety of graduate students from physics and math presenting various mathematical talks pertaining to physics.
The Education Forum, run by physics graduate students, featuring
talks by students, faculty, and staff.
Center for Relativity Home Page
UT Physics Home Page
UTAustin Home Page
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin
How to Study Physics
Here is a link to a physics quiz for browsers of this page.
This quiz will ask such questions as: Why is the speed of light constant? (The answer may or may not surprise you.) Will a relativistic tank fall into a tank trap? Can you send signals faster than light by pushing on a rigid rod? And more!
And please send me any corrections and suggestions you may have; there is a link to a submission form on the quiz itself.
My research interests include general relativity, cosmology, and the foundations of classical mechanics. Here are links to two versions of Homogeneus Relativistic Cosmologies by Michael P. Ryan and Lawrence C.Shepley: djvu version (7.3 MB) pdf version (15.3 MB). If you simply click on one of these links, you may only get a black screen. Instead, save the linked file to your desktop (on the Mac, click on the link while holding down the control key and choose the appropriate action).
Here I am, relaxing in Antarctica, December 2001: