Savi IyerProfessor Of Physics
Savi Iyer has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1993.
"Interviewer: Some people say they can't understand your writing, even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?
Faulkner: Read it four times."
-- Paris Review interview with William Faulkner.
Ph.D., General Relativity; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1993
M.S., Physics; Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1989
M.Sc., Physics; Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, 1986
B.Sc., Physics (3-yr); Meenakshi College, University of Madras, India, 1984
S. V. Iyer and E. C. Hansen, “Strong and Weak Deflection of Light in the Equatorial Plane of a Kerr Black Hole,” submitted for publication (arXiv:0908.0085v1 [gr-qc])
S. V. Iyer and E. C. Hansen, “Light’s Bending Angle in the Equatorial Plane of a Kerr Black Hole,” Phys. Rev. D 80 (arXiv:0907.5352v1 [gr-qc])
S. V. Iyer and A. O. Petters, “Light’s Bending Angle due to Black Holes: From the Photon Sphere to Infinity,” General Relativity and Gravitation 39, 1563-1582 (2007). (gr-qc/0611086)
K. A. Fletcher, S. V. Iyer and K. F. Kinsey “Some Pivotal Thoughts on the Current Balance,” The Physics Teacher, 41 280-284 (2003).
S. V. Iyer and S. G. Rajeev, “A Model of Two-dimensional Turbulence Using Random Matrix Theory,” Modern Physics Letters A 17 23, 1539-1550 (2002). (arXiv:physics/0206083)
S. V. Iyer, E. T. Newman and C. N. Kozameh, "The Vacuum Einstein Equations via Holonomy around Closed Loops on Characteristic Surfaces," Journal of Geometry and Physics, 19 151- 172 (1996). (gr-qc/9502020)
E. T. Newman, C. N. Kozameh and S. V. Iyer, "Einstein Equations via Null Surfaces," Acta Physica Polonica A, 85 647-654 (1994).
C. N. Kozameh, E. T. Newman and S. V. Iyer, "Non-local Equations for General Relativity," Journal of Geometry and Physics, 8 195-209 (1992).
2010-present: Professor of Physics, SUNY Geneseo
2016-2017: Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Assessment, SUNY Geneseo
2011-2016: Dean of Curriculum and Academic Services, SUNY Geneseo
2009-2011: Rotating Associate Dean of the College, SUNY Geneseo
2003-2010: Associate Professor, SUNY Geneseo
2005: Visiting Research Associate, Duke University, Durham, NC (on sabbatical leave)
2001-2002: Drescher Research, SUNY Geneseo
1996-2003: Assistant Professor, SUNY Geneseo
Spring 1996: Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY Geneseo
1994-1995: Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY Geneseo
Fall 1993: Adjunct Lecturer, SUNY Geneseo
Summer 1993: Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1991-1993: CAS Academic Advisor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1989-1991: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1986-1989: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
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 226: Optics & Modern Physics Lab
Devoted to the understanding of experiments in Optics, Atomic Physics, and Nuclear Physics. Typical experiments would cover composite lens systems, interference effects, e/m, emission spectra, and radioactive decay. Prerequisites: PHYS 226, Corequisites: PHYS 223 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall
PHYS 335: Intermed Elec & Magnetism I
Electrostatic fields in vacuum and in matter; magnetic fields of steady currents; induced electric fields; magnetic materials; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic field of a moving charge. Prerequisites: PHYS 224, PHYS 228, MATH 326 or permission of department. Offered every fall