Faculty Scholarship: Physics

Dr. Day

 


Michael A. Day
Professor of Physics

 B.S. University of Idaho
M.A. University of Idaho
Ph.D. University of Idaho
M.S. (Philosophy)
University of Nebraska
Ph.D.
(Physics)

University of Nebraska


He has two doctorates: one in physics and one in philosophy. His book, "The Hope and Vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer" (World Scientific Publishing, 2015), is augmented by thirty-plus publications in theoretical physics (specializing in anharmonic solids), the history and philosophy of science, and the teaching of physics. During the last several years, he has focused on the views of American Cold War physicists on science and society with extensive work on Robert Oppenheimer, I. I. Rabi, and E. U. Condon. For this research, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2010. In addition, he worked for Shell Oil as a geophysicist in its international division (Africa and South America groups). Also, he spent one year teaching physics and philosophy at Nanjing University in China. In 1999, he received the Vickroy Award, the College’s highest award for excellence in teaching.   

Dr. Walck



Scott N. Walck

Chair & Professor of Physics

B.S. Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute
M.S.
Lehigh University
Ph.D.
Lehigh University

Dr. Walck is interested in mathematical physics and quantum information theory, especially the characterization of quantum states based on entanglement. He typically works with one to six students each summer as part of Lebanon Valley College's Mathematical Physics Research Group. In 2009, he received the Vickroy Award for distinguished teaching.

Dr. Day's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Day, M. A. (2015). The hope and vision of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific.

Dr. Day's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2012 Celebration

Grieve-Carlson, G., & Day, M. A. (2010). MacLeish, Oppenheimer, and 'The Conquest of America'. Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 93(3-4), 281-311.

Dr. Walck's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2015 Celebration

Cenci, C. D., Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2014). Local unitary group stabilizers and entanglement for multiqubit symmetric states. Theory of quantum computation, communication, and cryptography; volume 6745 of Lecture notes in computer science (pp. 198-207). New York, NY: Springer.

Walck, S. N. (2014). Learn physics by programming in Haskell. Paper presented at the Trends in Functional Programming in Education, Soesterberg, The Netherlands. 67-77. doi:10.4204/EPTCS.170

Dr. Walck's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2013 Celebration

 

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2011). Symmetric mixed states of n qubits: Local unitary stabilizers and entanglement classes. Physical Review A, 84(042340) doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.84.042340

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2013). Entanglement verification using local unitary stabilizers. Physical Review A, 87.

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2013). Entanglement verification using local unitary stabilizers. Central European Quantum Information Processing Workshop, Valtice, Czech Republic.

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2013). Entanglement verification using local unitary stabilizers. Physical Review A, 87(062321) doi:arXiv:1303.6497

Dr. Walck's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2012 Celebration

Cenci, C. D., Lyons, D. W., Snyder, L. M., & Walck, S. N. (2010). Symmetric states: Local unitary equivalence via stabilizers. Quantum Information and Computation, 10, 1029-1041.

Cenci, C. D., Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2011). Local unitary group stabilizers and entanglement for multiqubit symmetric states. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Lyons, D. W., Skelton, A. M., & Walck, S. N. (2011). Local unitary classes of symmetric mixed states and ongoing work on Werner states. Quantum Information Processing, Montreal, Canada.

Lyons, D. W., Skelton, A. M., & Walck, S. N. (2012). Werner state structure and entanglement classification. Advances in Mathematical Physics.

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2011). Entanglement classes of symmetric Werner states. Physical Review A, 84(042316) doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.84.042316

Lyons, D. W., & Walck, S. N. (2011). Symmetric mixed states of n qubits: Local unitary stabilizers and entanglement classes. Physical Review A, 84(042340) doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.84.042340