William Loinaz

Amherst College


Professor
DEPARTMENT: Physics
CAMPUS ADDRESS: 223 Merrill Science Center (Campus Box 2244)
POSTAL ADDRESS:
Dept. of Physics
Amherst College
AMHERST, MA 01002-5000
e-mail: waloinaz [AT] amherst [DOT] edu

Office Phone: (413) 542-7968
FAX: (413) 542-5821

Office hours (Spring 2014):
by appointment
I'm on leave during the 2013-2014 academic year, but I'll be in the area. Email me to make an appointment.

Some useful links.

For Amherst students interested in theoretical physics

For Amherst students interested in engineering

Thinking about graduate school in the physical sciences or engineering? The AAPT graduate school guide might be useful.

Interested in the Health Professions (medicine, dentistry, public health, veterinary, nursing)? I chair the Health Professions Committee HPC), which provides advice to students on these matters. There is a wealth of information on the Professor Steve George's webpage.

Students interested in applying to medical school should also see the Amherst College Guide for Premedical Students.

Interested in summer research in physics or a related field away from Amherst? The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds paid summer research programs at a variety of universities and labs through their Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Have a look at the NSF REU page

Are you interested in being a theoretical physicist at a primarily undergraduate institution? The Anacapa Society is a new professional society dedicated to supporting research in theoretical physics at primarily undergraduate institutions. It is permanently hosted at Amherst College. I'm a founding member and the liaison to Amherst College.

Institute of Physics (IOP)
PhysicsWeb
gradschoolshopper.com
Cornell's Fellowships database
The Official String Theory Website
Physics Central
American Institite of Physics (AIP)
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
National Society of Hispanic Physicists
American Physical Society (APS)

Physics 117 (Spring 2013) -- Introductory Physics 2: Electromagnetism and Optics
Physics 117

Physics 491 (Spring 2013) -- Special Topics: Symmetry in Physics -- Groups, representations, and lie algebras in physics

Physics 227 (Fall 2012) -- Methods of Theoretical Physics:
Physics 227

Physics 116 (Fall 2012) -- Introductory Physics 1: Mechanics
Physics 116

Physics 230 (Spring 2012) -- Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics:
Physics 230

Physics 117 (Spring 2012) -- Introductory Physics II: Electromagnetism and Optics:
Physics 117

Physics 491 (Spring 2012) -- Special Topics: Topics in Mathematical Physics -- Stochastic Differential Equations

Physics/Chemistry/Biology/BCBP 400 (Fall 2011) -- Molecular and Cellular Biophysics:
Physics/Chemistry/Biology/BCBP 400

Physics 227 (Fall 2011) -- Methods of Theoretical Physics:
Physics 227

Physics 490 (Fall 2011) -- Special Topics: Topics in Mathematical Physics -- Stochastic Processes and Martingales

Physics 46 (Spring 2011) -- Molecular and Cellular Biophysics:
Physics 46

Physics 30 (Spring 2011) -- Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics:
Physics 30

Physics 98-07 (Spring 2011) -- Special Topics: String theory

Physics 98-06 (Spring 2011) -- Special Topics: Nonlinear dynamics

Physics 27 (Fall 2010) -- Methods of Theoretical Physics:
Physics 27

Physics 48 (Spring 2010) -- Quantum Mechanics:
Physics 48

Physics 27 (Fall 2009) -- Methods of Theoretical Physics:
Physics 27

Physics 97-09 (Spring 2009) -- Special Topics: General Relativity

Physics 43 (Fall 2009) -- Dynamics:
Physics 43

Physics 48 (Spring 2009) -- Quantum Mechanics:
Physics 48

Physics 43 (Fall 2008) -- Dynamics:
Physics 43

Physics 16 (Fall 2008) -- Introductory Physics I: Mechanics
Physics 16

Physics 24 (Spring 2007) -- Maxwellian Synthesis:
Physics 24

Physics 26 (Spring 2007) -- Intermediate Lab:
See Blackboard site

Physics 47 (Fall 2006) -- Advanced Electromagnetism:
Physics 47

Physics 16 (Fall 2006) -- Introductory Physics I: Mechanics
See Blackboard site

Physics 16 (Spring 2006) -- Introductory Physics I: Mechanics
See Blackboard site

Physics 98-06 (Spring 2006) -- Special topics: Cardiac electrophysiology

Physics 52 (Fall 2005) -- Classical field theories and gauge theories:
Physics 52

Physics 43 (Fall 2005) -- Dynamics:
Physics 43

Physics 16 (Spring 2005) -- Introductory Physics I: Mechanics
Physics 16

Physics 98-07 (Spring 2005) -- Special topics: General Relativity

Physics 53 (Fall 2004) -- Advanced Quantum Mechanics:
Physics 53

Physics 43 (Fall 2004) -- Dynamics:
Physics 43

Physics 34 (Spring 2003) -- Waves, Optics, Thermal Physics and Electronics:
Physics 34

Physics 33 (Fall 2002) -- Electromagnetism:
Physics 33

Physics 34 (Spring 2002) -- Waves, Optics, Thermal Physics and Electronics:
Physics 34

Physics 75 (Fall 2001) -- Statistical Mechanics:
Physics 75

Physics 16 (Fall 2001) -- Introductory Physics I: Mechanics

Physics 40 (Spring 2001) -- Topics in Contemporary Physics:
Physics 40

Physics 34 (Spring 2001) -- Waves, Optics, Thermal Physics and Electronics:
Physics 34

Physics 75 (Fall 2000) -- Statistical Mechanics:
Physics 75

Physics 16 (Fall 2000) -- Introductory Physics I: Mechanics

Amherst College physics colloquia

Teaching Resources

Physics links accumulated by Rebecca Erwin '02

Particle Physics:
SLAC-SPIRES
SPIRES UK Mirror
xxx e-print archive
CTEQ
Particle Data Group
APS, Electronic Author Status Inquiry System (ASIS)
Fermilab
interactions.org
MADGRAPH
Feyncalc
Formcalc
Feynarts
FORM
CompHEP
O'Mega
Sherpa
Isajet
Grace
HELAC-PHEGAS
Whizard
Geant4
Root
HERWIG
Pythia
ALPGEN
Octave
Gnu free software
CEDAR
HEPForge projects (within CEDAR)
Sourceforge
ZFitter
darkuniverse.org
The neutrino oscillation industry
NuSOnG
NuSOnG wiki

Mathematical Physics:
John Baez's Finds in Mathematical Physics

My papers on SPIRES:
will loinaz

Physics Jobs (primarily faculty/postdoc):
Theoretical Particle Physics Jobs Rumor Mill
AIP Jobs Page
Physics Today Job Ads
HEPIC
Maryland Jobs Robot
Physics Jobs Online
The Chronicle of Higher Education - Academe This Week - Job Openings in and out of Academe

Princeton University:
TigerNet

Amherst College:
Amherst College Physics
Amherst College
Amherst College map
Amherst entry on Yahoo
Northampton (noho.com)
Northampton (The Illustrated Guides)
GazetteNet
masslive.com
valleyadvocate.com
Hartford-Springfield Airport
SMAC
Lord Jeffrey Inn

Local Physics Departments:
UMass
Smith
Mt. Holyoke
Hampshire physics

Other:
My favorite actress: Ninon Rogers
Yahoo
Yahoo News

Northern New York State:
Ogdensburg, NY WWW Site

Other:
physics songs
Wayne Hu's CMB stuff
Predrag Cvitanovic's webbooks
Warren Siegel's books
Valley Geometry Seminars
American Journal of Physics
Ross C. O'Connell graduation profile
Anna Cabot graduation profile
Sarang Gopalakrishnan graduation profile
Ross O'Connell thesis

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