Publications

News and Views  “News and Views: Three-in-one microscopy," Brett Pearson and Thomas Weinacht, Nature Photon. 6, 78 (2012).

NADH Control Paper  “Using shaped ultrafast laser pulses to detect enzyme binding," Chien-hung Tseng, Thomas C. Weinacht, Anna E. Rhoades, Matthew Murray, and Brett J. Pearson, Opt. Express19, 24638 (2011).

Pearson Quantum Optics  “A hands-on introduction to single photons and quantum mechanics for undergraduates," Brett J. Pearson and David P. Jackson, Am. J. Phys.78, 471 (2010).

"Discrete breathers in a forced-damped array of coupled pendula: Modeling, computation and experiment", J. Cuevas, L. Q English, P. G. Kevrekidis, M. Anderson, Phys. Rev. Lett.102, 224101 (2009).

"Stability of the catenary shapes for hanging cables of unspecified lengths," A. Mareno, L. Q. English, Eur. J. Phys.30, 97-108 (2009).

"Strong-field phase-dependent molecular dissociation," S. R. Nichols, T. C. Weinacht, T. Rozgonyi, and B. J. Pearson, Phys. Rev. A 79, 043407 (2009).

"Closed-loop learning control of isomerization using shaped ultrafast laser," M. Kotur, T. Weinacht, B. J. Pearson, and S. Matsika, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 134311 (2009).

"Modulated waves and pattern formation in coupled discrete nonlinear LC transmission lines," F. Ndzana, A. Mohamadou, T. C. Kofane, and L. Q. English, Phys. Rev. E 78, 016606 (2008).

"Hysteresis and multiple stable configurations in a magnetic fluid system," D. P. Jackson J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20, 204140 (2008).

"Patterns of traveling intrinsic localized modes in a driven electrical lattice," L.Q. English, R. Basu Thakur, and R. Stearrett, Phys. Rev. E 77, 066601 (2008).

"Interpreting ultrafast molecular fragmentation dynamics with ab initio electronic structure calculations,"  C. Trallero, B.J. Pearson, T. Weinacht, K. Gilliard, and S. Matsika, J. Phys. Chem. 128, 124107 (2008).

"Integrating photon quantum mechanics in the undergraduate curriculum," D. P. Jackson, B. J. Pearson, and H. Pfister, a 3-year NSF-CCLI grant for $145,261.

"Synchronization of oscillators:  An ideal introduction to phase transitions," L. Q. English, Eur. J. Phys. 29, 143 (2008).

"Driven intrinsic localized modes in coupled pendulum array," R. Basu Thakur, L. Q. English, and A. J. Sievers, J. Phys. D 41, 015503 (2008).

"Wave packet driven dissociation and concerted elimination in CH2I2," D. Geißler, B. J. Pearson, and T. Weinacht, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 204305 (2007).

"Molecular fragmentation driven by ultrafast dynamic ionic resonances," B. J. Pearson, S. R. Nichols, and T. Weinacht, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 131101 (2007).

"Simple Experiments to Help Students Understand Magnetic Phenomena,"  K. P. Browne and D. P. Jackson, Phys. Teach. 45, 425 (2007).

"Confined ferrofluid droplet in crossed magnetic fields," D. P. Jackson and J. A. Miranda, Eur. Phys. J. E 23, 389 (2007).

"Experimental generation of intrinsic localized modes in a discrete electrical transmission line," R. Stearrett and L. Q. English, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 40, 5394 (2007).

"Solar Magnetograms at 12 μm Using the Celeste," T. G. Morgan, D. E. Jennings, L. D. Denning, G. H. McCabe, P. V. Sada, and R. J. Boyle, Solar Phys. 241, 213 (2007).

"Width of a ferrofluid finger Hysteresis and a double energy minimum," N. J. Hillier and D. P. Jackson, Phys. Rev. E 75, 036314 (2007).

"Why is Ampère’s law so hard, A look at middle-division physics," C. A. Manogue, K. Browne, T. Dray, and B. Edwards, Am. J. Phys. 74 (4), 344-350 (2006).

"Dancing paperclips and the geometric influence on magnetization," D. P. Jackson, Am. J. Phys. 74 (4), 272-279 (2006).

"Theme Issue Editorial 2006," K. Browne, S. Vokos, B. Ambrose, and W. Christian, Am. J. Phys. 74 (4), 253-254 (2006).

"Syringe thermodynamics:  The many uses of a glass syringe," D. P. Jackson and P. W. Laws, Am. J. Phys. 74 (2), 94-101 (2006).

"The indirect measurement of biomechanical forces in the moving human body," M. Cluss, K. Laws, N. Martin, T.S . Nowicki, and A. Mira, Am. J. Phys. 74 (2), 102-108 (2006).

"Helicity conservation under Reidemeister moves," E. L. Bouzarth and H. Pfister, Am. J. Phys. 74 (2), 141-144 (2006).

"Hunting for Jobs at Liberal Arts Colleges," S. A. Kane and K. L. Laws, American Institute of Physics Career Services website, (2005).

"Renormalized Resonance Frequencies of a Ferrite Sphere Coupled to an LR Circuit," L. Q. English, C. Kerestes, and G. Rydzag, Con. Mag. Res. B 24, 39 (2005).

"How about a magnet and a paper clip? Experiencing interaction forces kinesthetically," H. Pfister, Phys. Teach. 43, 95 (2005).

"Theory, experiment, and simulations of a symmetric arrangement of quasi two-dimensional magnetic fluid drops," D. P. Jackson, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 289, 188-191 (2005).

"Physics Goes to my Head," K. L. Laws, Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Annual Newsletter #10 (2004).

"Adhesion phenomena in ferrofluids ," J. A. Miranda, R. M. Oliveira, and D. P. Jackson, Phys. Rev. E 70, 036311 (2004).

"Illustrating electric circuit concepts with the glitter circuit," H. Pfister, Phys. Teach. 42, 359 (2004).

"Promoting the diffusion of undergraduate science curriculum reform,"  P.W. Laws, from Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference (2004).

Explorations in Physics An Activity-Based Curriculum for Non-Science Students D. P. Jackson, APS Forum on Education Spring Newsletter (2004).

"A unit on oscillations, determinism and chaos for introductory," P. W. Laws, Am. J. Phys. 72 (4), 446 (2004).

"An introduction to the theme issue," H. S. Leff, D. P. Jackson, K. Browne, and S. Vokos, Am. J. Phys. 72 (4), 423 (2004).

"Orientational preference and predictability in a symmetric arrangement of magnetic drops," D. P. Jackson, Phys. Rev. E 68, 035301(R) (2003).

"Apparatus to measure relativistic mass increase," J. W. Luetzelschwab, Am. J. Phys. 71 (9), 878 (2003).

"Study of Instrinsic Localized Vibrational Modes in Micromechanical Oscillator Arrays," M. Sato, B. E. Hubbard, L. Q. English, A. J. Sievers, B. Ilic, D. A. Czaplewski, and H. G. Craighead, Chaos 13, 702 (2003).

"Exploring the greenhouse effect," K. P. Browne and P. W. Laws, Phys. Ed. 38 (2), 115 (2003).

"Controlling fingering instabilities in rotating ferrofluids," D. P. Jackson and J. A. Miranda, Phys. Rev. E 67, 017301 (2003).

"Modulational instability of nonlinear spin waves in easy-axis antiferromagnetic chains. II. Influence of sample shape on intrinsic localized modes and dynamic spin defects," L. Q. English, M. Sato, and A. J. Sievers, Phys. Rev. B 67, 024403 (2003).

Physics and the Art of Dance: Understanding Movement K. L. Laws, (Oxford University Press, New York, 2002).

Explorations in Physics: An Activity-Based Approach to Understanding the World, D. P. Jackson, P. W. Laws, and S. V. Franklin, (John Wiley New York, 2002).

"The Actio-Reactio Apparatus," H. Pfister, Phys. Teach. 40, 342 (2002).

"Influence of sample shape on the production of intrinsic localized modes in an antiferromagnetic lattice," M. Sato, L. Q. English, B. E. Hubbard, and A. J. Sievers, J. Appl. Phys. 91, 8676 (2002).

"An introduction to a Theme Issue," B. A. Thacker, H. S. Leff, and D. P. Jackson, Am. J. Phys. 70, 199 (2002).

"Physical analysis as a foundation for pirouette training," A. Sugano and K. L. Laws, MPPA 17, 29 (2002).

"Influence of sample shape on the production of intrinsic localized modes in an antiferromagnetic lattice ," M. Sato, L. Q. English, B. E. Hubbard, and A. J. Sievers, J. Appl. Phys. 91, 8676 (2002).

"Position and Variability of 2A 1704+241," W. A. Morgan and M. R. Garcia, PASP 113, 1386 (2001).

"Paradigms in physics:  A new upper-division curriculum," C. A. Manogue, P. J. Siemens, J. Tate, K. Browne, M. L. Niess, and A. J. Wolfer, Am. J. Phys. 69 (9), 978 (2001).

"Energetics of interacting magnetized domains," D.P. Jackson and B. Gantner, Phys. Rev. E 64, 056230 (2001).

"Nanoscale intrinsic localized modes in an antiferromagnetic lattice," L. Q. English, M. Sato, and A. J. Sievers, J. Appl. Phys. 89 6707 (2001).

 "Measuring and modeling cosmic ray showers with an MBL system," D. P. Jackson and M. T. Welker, Am. J. Phys. 69 (8), (2001).

 "Self Absorption of Alpha and Beat Particles in a Fiberglass Filter," J. W. Luetzelschwab, C. Storey, K. Zraly, and D. Dussinger, Health Phys. 79 (4), 425 (2000).

"The magnetic field of current-carrying polygons An application of vector," D. P. Jackson and M. I. Grivich, Am. J. Phys. 68 (5), 469 (2000).

"Women’s responses to an activity-based introductory physics program," P.W. Laws, P.J. Rosborough, F.J. Poodry, Am. J. Phys. 67 (7), S32 (2000).