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I. G. Bearden



Thanks for taking a look at my pages! I hope you find what you are looking for; if you do not, please let me know, and I'll try to point you in the right direction. These pages are continually under development, so there may be links which do not work, and other problems of lesser or greater nature. If you run across problems (and you can be bothered to do it) please let me know.

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My office is in the Blegdamsvej complex. In QA19 of the Q-villa, to be more precise. My office phone number is +45 35 32 53 23. You are welcome to drop by, but I may be out of the office or too busy to talkt, so it is probably best to email or call before hand. Office hours are by appointment.


My Research I work in Ultra Relativistic Heavy Ion physics. We study the results of collisiions between nuclei travelling with nearly light speed, that is, nuclei which have been accelerated to extremely high kinetic energy. The reason for conducting such experiments is to explore and (we hope!) to understand how matter behaves at extremely high energy and matter densities.

Now that the LHC is running and seems to be running well, we are not only happy for the growing proton proton collision data, we hare anxiously awaiting collisions of lead ions tentatively scheduled for late autumn 2010.

Studieleder: Director of Studies I am presently and, according to plan, until 2012, studieleder for de fysiske fag, which I have decided to translate to "Director of Studies." Among the responsibilities attached to this position are the responsibility for the physics (broadly defined to include astronomy, astrophysics, biophysics, geophysics, and meteorology) curriculum, and for the quality assurance of our educational programs.

This "blok" (spring '06) I am leading a seminar on Physics of the Strong Interaction.

I also advise a number of Masters and Ph.D. students.

Teaching 2010-2011 In blok 1 of 2010, I am responsible for the laboratory component of Introductory Mechanics and Special Relativity.

During the fall (stretching over blok 1 and 2) I will lead a seminar course on the first LHC results. This course is not registered in SIS, so if you are interested you will have to talk to me directly. Please note that this is an advanced course with a large workload.

In blok 3, I will hold a new course (which is currently being developed), called "Universets Udvikling." This course is aimed primarily at students wishing to obtain teaching competency. The course will cover the evolution of the universe from the big bang (well, OK, a micorsecond or so after the big bang) to the present day. Consisting of elements of nuclear and particle physics as well as cosmology, it will concentrate on results from the new experiements PLANK, ATLAS and ALICE, as well as older results of importance..

Physics Education Research The "big" project for the upcoming year is to reconsider our experimental curriculum. In particular, what research results are available to inform this process? How can we "transform" (to the extent it proves necessary) our curriculum in a way which allows us to measure and report results reliably?

Curriculum Wide Computing: we are initiating curriculum wide computing starting with our first year students (i.e. those starting in Septemper 2010). We have chosen MATLAB as our standard tool and this will be used for all applicable computing tasks in all courses. We believe that standardizing on one platform will allow our students to use their time and energy becoming expert in one system rather than learning the basics of many different systems. it is my hope that it will be easier for them to quickly become aquainted with unfamiliar platforms after mastering one. It is, at present, unclear what metric we should use to measure the success of this initiative.

Projects Niels Bohr Science Park



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