Office Hours (Spring 2014)

T: 2:30-3:30 pm

W: 10:00-11:00 am

Th: 10:00-11:00 am

F: 10:00-11:00 am

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 Baker

Visiting Assistant Professor

Physics

ISC 231
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

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
My Classes

Phys 115:
General Physics II

    Continuation of General Physics I: Electricity, magnetism, light, and atomic and nuclear phenomena. Prerequisites: PHYS 113/114 or permission of department. Corequisite: PHYS 116. Offered every spring

Phys 126:
Analytical Physics II Lab

    An experimental course developing laboratory and analytical skills in physics. Includes experiments in electric fields, Ohm's law, use of the oscilloscope, and electric circuits. Prerequisites: PHYS 124 or permission of department. Corequisites: PHYS 125 or permission of department. Offered every spring

Phys 387:
Gravity

    This course will cover Newtonian gravity, special and general relativity and cosmology. Some of the topics include Newton\\\'s law of gravitation, Keplerin orbits, special relativity with spacetime diagrams and metrics, generalization to accelerated frames, the Equivalence Principle, curvature of spacetime, classical tests of GR, stationary and spinning black holes, large scale structure of the universe, big bang theory and the cosmological model. Prerequisites: PHYS 311 or permission of the department. Not offered on a regular basis