Grant O'Rielly, PhD
Science & Engineering 306A
|1997||University of Melbourne, Australia||PhD in Nuclear Physics|
|1987||University of Melbourne, Australia||BSc (Hons) in Physics|
A calculus-based introduction to the concepts of electricity and magnetism. Study of electric and magnetic fields, electric potential, capacitance and inductance, elementary circuits, and electromagnetic oscillations. Laboratory experiments provide students with a solid understanding of basic DC circuit concepts and an introduction to AC circuits.
- Few-body nuclear physics
- Nuclear detectors
- Photonuclear Physics
- Pion physics
Dr. O'Rielly's research interests are in the area of Intermediate Energy Photonuclear Physics, with special emphasis on few-body nuclear physics and pion photoproduction. He currently is spokesperson on an approved (A-rated) proposal to measure pion photoproduction very close to threshold at the MAX-lab facility in Sweden. He is also co-spokesperson on an approved proposal Pion Production from a Polarized Target to be performed at Jefferson Laboratory in Virginia.
He is awaiting results from the NSF CAREER program, on a proposal submitted in July, 2003 entitled "Investigation of near-threshold pion photoproduction and incorporation of computer simulation into the undergraduate curriculum at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth." This 5-year program of research and teaching activities will support the experimental measurements described above together with the introduction of computational simulation and visualization methods into the undergraduate physics laboratory courses.