Office Hours (Spring 2014)

MTRF: 10-11am

W: 1-2:30 pm

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

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:

  • 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
My 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

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 projectile motion. Prerequisites/Corequisites: PHYS 123 or permission of department. Offered every fall

Phys 223:
Analytical Physics III

    This course will include classical physics and some modern physics topics. The analysis of phenomena such as electromagnetic waves, their interference and diffraction, electromagnetic radiation, blackbody radiation, and interactions of photons with matter, special relativity and gravity will be highlighted. Other topics covered in this course may include geometric optics, thermodynamics, and fluids. Prerequisites: PHYS 125 or permission of department. Offered every fall