Griesshammer

Harald W. Grießhammer

Associate Professor for Theoretical Nuclear Physics
CCAS Dean's Reserach Chair
Graduate Advisor, Department of Physics
Center for Nuclear Studies
Department of Physics
The George Washington University
Washington DC 20052, USA

Office: 707, 22st Street NW, Staughton Hall 216
Phone: +1/202/994-3849 (fax -3001: quote address)
Internet: hgrie<at>gwu.edu           Skype: hgrie.gwu
My laboratory is the fountain pen.


Contents

Lectures and Teaching
Research Topics
Publications
Educational Record and Honours
Useless Links

Fancy picture, eh?
It's from an article
in the GW Newspaper

ByGeorge about my work
(well, sort of...).
Griesshammer with whiteboard nuclear chart


Lectures and Teaching

The  material in this Section is based upon work supported by the US National Science Foundation under CAREER award PHY-0645598. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are entirely mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

New Graduate Curriculum

GW Physics introduced a new "Two-By-Four" Graduate Curriculum and Qualifying Examination Format, with the goal to escape 60-year-old habits in US Graduate education. The new curriculum:
A presentation with more details and the new course sequence is available as .pdf file here.

Courses and Manu-Scripts

Office Hours: As posted in the courses -- and anytime when I am in my office. Call me or send me an Email.

Lecture Manu-Scripts: 
This material is based upon work supported by the US National Science Foundation under CAREER award PHY-0645598. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are entirely mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Chapter-by-chapter manuscripts are available in .djvu format (http://djvu.sourceforge.net/). Follow the links of chapter headings below, or at the course websites.

Caveat: Warning and Disclaimer

These are my notes for preparing the class, in my handwriting.
While considerable effort has been invested to ensure the accuracy of the Physics presented, this script bears only witness of my limited understanding of the subject. I am most grateful to every reader who can point out typos, errors, omissions or misconceptions. Maybe over the years, with lots of student participation, this can grow into something remotely useful.

The script only intends to ease the pain of following the lecture, and does not replace the thorough study of textbooks.
The script is not intended to be comprehensible, comprehensive -- or even useful.
It is certainly not legible.
Your mileage will vary.
This script is not useful or relevant for exams of any kind.

Best Practice
Read over the manuscript before class. Try to grasp the essential points. The better prepared you are, the more we can focus on discussing your questions and observations, and solve problems. The class becomes more interactive and thus more fun -- and therefore you learn more.
Study details of the manuscript after the lecture, and follow the derivation of all formulae line-by-line. This is excellent and free exercise for your math skills, and makes sure you not just "read along". It is also the starting point for your own literature research using good books like those recommended for particular subjects in the "Suggested Reading" columns at the course websites.

Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Physics
(PHYS 6110, 4 credits; formerly PHYS 209, 4 credits; all new sequence)

with Computational Physics I
(PHYS 6130, 1 credit; formerly PHYS 281)
GW: Autumn 2013, 2011-2008

Contents
(with links to manu-script -- see Caveat/Warning/Disclaimer) The course website also contains links to
  • syllabus and blow-by-blow schedule with bibliography and additional information;
  • a question sheet to check your progress;
  • HW problems (solutions available to teachers upon email request).
Electro-Dynamics and Classical Field Theory
(PHYS 6210, 4 credits; formerly PHYS 213, 4 credits, all new sequence;
formerly PHYS 213+214, 3+3 credits over 2 semesters)
with Computational Physics II
(PHYS 6230, 1 credit; formerly PHYS 282, 1 credit)
GW: Spring 2012-2009,  Autumn/Spring  2007/08 and 2006/07

Contents
(with links to manu-script -- see Caveat/Warning/Disclaimer)


The course website also contains links to
  • syllabus and blow-by-blow schedule with bibliography and additional information;
  • a question sheet to check your progress;
  • HW problems (solutions available to teachers upon email request).

Graduate Nuclear and Particle Physics I (homepage here)
(PHYS 6610, 3 credits; all new sequence in new curriculum)

Graduate Nuclear and Particle Physics II (homepage here)
(PHYS 6710, 3 credits; all new sequence in new curriculum)

is part of the new curriculm,

Other lectures

Teaching Philosophy and Experience (.pdf file, version 2006)

Research Topics

Click to get the solution of QCD.
Both a short (version 2006) and more detailled description (version 2005) of progress and perspectives of my research interests as .pdf files. The latter (part of my Habilitation thesis) contains 8 pages of general introduction and 30 pages summarising my research so far in some more detail. Research perspectives are best covered in the short version. A talk I recently gave on my research (pdf, 2005), and a list of Invited Conference Contributions, Seminars and Lectures (.pdf file, version 2006).

Series of 3 lectures on Effective Field Theories in Few-Nucleon Systems, National Nuclear Physics Summer School June 2008 (.djvu format, manuscript).

      Non-perturbative Physics of QCD

An Always-Up-To-Date List of Publications from SPIRES

Dissertation (PhD-Thesis): Non-Perturbative Physics and Magnetic Defects in Axial Gauge QCD,  Juni 1996. .pdf-file in English.
Diplomarbeit: Topologische Betrachtungen zu quantisierten Eichtheorien auf dem Torus, 16. Juni 1994. .pdf-file in German.

Personal Particulars and Educational Record (.pdf file, version 2006)

Academic Honours  (.pdf file, version 2006)


And that was the official part...

Now for Something Completely Different: --- Favourite Weird Links
hgrie, 9th December 2010