Photo by Heather Williams
I am a theoretical particle physicist with very broad interests across physics and other sciences. As a teacher, I oversee operation of the Helena Foundation Junior Laboratory, which hosts the experimental physics advanced laboratory sequence 8.13/8.14, also known as "Junior Lab". Yes, that's right, I'm in charge of teaching experimental physics. It's weird to me, too.
At various times in the past, I have held the following positions in the Department of Physics at MIT:
Sometime in the middle of the above sequence, I was employed in the construction of a mid-sized facility for research, education, and administration for the MIT Physics Department, known variously as the PDSI project or the Green Center for Physics. That was a great challenge and I enjoyed the work, but I'm happy to be a scientist and a teacher again. On the other hand, I don't get much opportunity to wear a hard hat any more. (See above photo.)
I do still get some research done on the side.
There is some interest in my Ph.D. thesis (MIT Physics, 2005). Find it here or here.
Here is my Ph.D. lineage. I have an Erdos number of 4. Here are my publications and preprints. Here is a PDF of my comprehensive CV (as of 17 March 2014).
I am over 1 billion seconds old, as of July 20, 2009.
Below is a listing of my research interests, but I've recently started keeping track of my projects using MediaWiki software via MIT SIPB's scripts service for a personal wiki at Wikispatrick. Wikis are so much more useful for this purpose than static html, don't you agree?
Other Physics interests (someday research interests):
PDSI, Dept of Physics, Green Center for Physics, Curriculum Vitae, lineage, SPIRES.
Other things that are important:
Photo by Justin Knight
Sean, Jamie, Anna (age 4), and Alexander (age 1) at the 2006 MIT Physics Fall Reception.
I used to live here (1995-1999) and am proud of it. I like judo and wrestling.
Here's what I've been listening to lately:
Here is what banditos have to say about all this.
Don't I find the official MIT logo somewhat embarrassing? Why, yes I do.