Office Hours (Fall 2015)

TBD

and by appointment

 

Artist's impression of gravitational waves from two orbiting black holes. [Image: T. Carnahan (NASA GSFC)]

Artist's impression of gravitational waves from two orbiting black holes. [Image: T. Carnahan (NASA GSFC)]

 

Paul T. Baker

Visiting Assistant Professor

Physics & Astronomy

ISC 231
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
x5225
bakerp@geneseo.edu

Paul Baker

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D. Montana State University
  • M.S. Montana State University
  • B.A. Reed College

Research Interests

Gravitational Wave Data Analysis - LIGO

Bayesian Statistics

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Selected Recent Publications:

  • P.T. Baker, S. Caudill, K.A. Hodge, D. Talukder, C. Capano, and N.J. Cornish; Multivariate Classification with Random Forests for Gravitational Wave Searches of Black Hole Binary Coalescence. (2014). arXiv:1412.6479
  • The LIGO Scientific Collaboration: Aasi, et al; The search for gravitational wave ringdowns from perturbed intermediate mass black holes in LIGO-Virgo data from 2005-2010. Phys. Rev. D 89, 102006 (2014). arXiv:1403.5306
  • D. Talukder, S. Bose, S. Caudill, and P.T. Baker; Improved Coincident and Coherent Detection Statistics for Searches for Gravitational Wave Ringdown Signals. Phys. Rev. D 88, 122002 (2013). arXiv:1310.2341
Fall 2015 Classes

PHYS 113:
General Physics I

    An introduction to the concepts and laws of physics with applications to biological systems; course includes mechanics, thermodynamics, wave properties, and sound. Prerequisites/Corequisites: PHYS 114
    . Offered every fall
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PHYS 124:
N/Analytical Physics I Lab

    An experimental course developing laboratory and analytical skills in physics. Includes experiments in kinematics, Newton's laws, uncertainty analysis, momentum and energy conservation, and projectil
    e motion. Prerequisites/Corequisites: PHYS 123 or permission of department. Offered every fall
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PHYS 344:
Statistical Thermodynamics

    An introduction, covering the connection between the physics of single particles and the bulk behavior of materials; the quantitative study of entropy, heat, temperature, the Carnot cycle, free energy
    , thermodynamic potential, phase equilibria, and the laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic systems, such as ideal gases and free electrons in metals, are considered. Prerequisites: PHYS 224, PHYS 228 and MATH 326 or permission of department. Offered every fall
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