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Kim Milton, George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Physics,
milton@nhn.ou.edu

### Awards:

Fellow, American Physical Society

Simons Fellow (2013-4)

Foreign Member, Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters Academy

Fellow, The Institute of Physics (UK)

Web page for Physics 5013, Mathematical
Methods of Physics,
can be found here, which includes lecture notes and assignments,
and a link to the syllabus. Otherwise go to
D2L.

### Research Description:

One of the primary thrusts of the
theoretical high energy group at the University of Oklahoma
lies in developing nonperturbative methods for
use in quantum field theories and gauge theories. Previous programs under
development included the quantum finite-element lattice method,
variational perturbation theory, the delta expansion applied to
symmetry breaking, and analytic perturbation theory. Substantial
efforts had been made
to understand the possible existence of magnetic monopoles.
A new class of quantum
field theories which respect PT symmetry but not Hermiticity has been
thoroughly investigated.
Applications are being made to quantum electrodynamics and
quantum chromodynamics. Vacuum
energy phenomena (the Casimir effect) are being studied in contexts
ranging from cosmological through hadronic to condensed matter systems.
Particularly of interest are questions
of divergences encountered in such calculations, and of thermal corrections
and other effects in real materials. Gravitational implications of quantum
vacuum energy are particularly important. Techniques for extracting
exact Casimir interactions between distinct bodies are being developed.
Repulsive Casimir forces, and related negative entropy phenomena
are being investigated, and applications to
practical devices are under study.

For my recent papers click here.

For my recent books click here.

For my current vita click here for
postscript format, or here for pdf.

For a one-page minivita click here for
postscript format, or here for pdf.

Homer L. Dodge
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Nielsen Hall 325

The University
of Oklahoma

Norman, OK 73019-2061 USA

phone: 405-325-3961 x 36325

fax: 405-325-7557
Homer L. Dodge
Department of Physics and Astronomy Home Page

Email to:
milton@nhn.ou.edu

Updated August 20, 2016.

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