Robert ThewsProfessor Emeritus of Physics
Ph.D., 1966, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office: PAS 420A
Current research topics apply QCD phenomenology to high energy hadronic interactions, spin structure of amplitudes and model-independent techniques to probe physics at the partonic level. Our "hard probes" collaboration is presently undertaking a systematic investigation of short-distance processes which probe regions of space-time in heavy ion collisions where a quark-gluon plasma could be produced. QCD-based calculations are extrapolated to collision energies to be explored by the Brookhaven Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, RHIC, and the CERN Large Hadron Collider, LHC. I am also developing wavelet transform methods to extract space-time signals from data containing multiscale information.
Carl T TomizukaProfessor Emeritus of Physics
Ph.D., 1954, University of Illinois
Joseph J VuilleminProfessor Emeritus of Physics
Ph.D., 1965, University of Chicago
Office: PAS 143
Current research interests include measurements of the electronic structure in heavy-fermion metals and oxide superconductors using quantum oscillatory phenomena in high magnetic fields.
Roald K WangsnessProfessor Emeritus of Physics
Ph.D., 1950, Stanford University
Albert B WeaverProfessor Emeritus of Physics Executive Vice President Emeritus
Ph.D., 1952, Univeristy of Chicago
William WingProfessor of Physics and Optical Sciences
Ph.D., 1968, University of Michigan
Office: PAS 571
Small satellites (design, dynamics, laser ranging and telemetry, research applications); optical communications; atomic, molecular, and optical physics (laser spectroscopy of molecular ions, structure and interactions of Rydberg atoms, atomic particle trapping); precision measurement and tests of fundamental physical laws (principle of relativity, experimental structure of two- and three-body quantum systems); science and technology policy; foreign affairs.