Jong-Ping Hsu


J.P. Hsu, PhD

Chancellor Professor





Science & Engineering 306B


1969University of RochesterPhD in Physics
1965National Tsing-Hua UniversityMA in Physics
1962National Taiwan UniversityBS in Physics





Mathematical methods in physics. Linear algebra, complex variable theory, eigenfunction expansions and orthogonal functions, the special functions of mathematical physics are studied.

Radiative processes and the theory of scattering. Other topics included are variational principles, symmetry and invariance principles, and second quantization. Relativistic quantum mechanics and field theory are introduced. (Formerly offered as PHY 532.)

Directed research on a project in experimental, theoretical, or applied physics under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. The research may be concluded with a written report at the end of one or two terms. Graded A-F, or IP if the project is conducted across two terms.

Supervised research on an experimental or theoretical topic in physics under a faculty advisor. This course is offered only to students indicating strong intention and ability to do thesis work in subsequent semesters. The credits are considered equivalent to Thesis (PHY 690) if thesis work on the same topic is taken up later. Otherwise, a written report is required at the end of the research. Graded A-F, or IP if the work is approved to be continued as PHY 690 Thesis, in which case the grade earned when the thesis is completed will replace the IP.


Research activities

  • Dynamics of cosmo-expansion with Yang-Mills gravity
  • Hubble's recession velocity and cosmic red-shift with YM gravity
  • Cosmological implications of YM gravity in super-macroscopic limit


Research interests

  • Quantum Yang-Mills gravity with space-time trans. gauge symmetry
  • Big Jets model with CPT invariance
  • Dynamics of cosmo-expansion with YM gravity
  • Generalized gauge symmetry, quark confinement & accelerated cosmic expansion
  • Limiting 4-dim symmetry and accelerated space-time transformations

Prof. J. P. Hsu has extensive expertise and research experience in broad views of the Lorentz and Poincare invariance, gauge symmetry, quantum field theory, generalization of the Lorentz group to transformations of non- inertial frames and physics in non-inertial frames. In collaboration with Dr. L. Hsu, they developed a broad view of the Lorentz and Poincare invariance and the logically simplest formulation of relativity theory and published 2 books, including "A Broader View of Relativity--General Implications of Lorentz and Poincare Invariance." He has published 167 papers and 12 books. Currently, he investigates the electrodynamics and the mechanics in non- inertial frames and its experimental tests, which are funded research. He has also carried out extensive calculations on gravitational implications of a spin-2 field coupled to fermion field with translation gauge symmetry in flat spacetime, including the gravitational quadrupole radiations of pulsars.

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