Physical Phenomena Named After Faculty
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Dr. T. Bill Sutherland was a professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah from 1971 to 2004.
The Calogero-Sutherland Model is now a major research area in theoretical physics and pure mathematics. Learn more here. He was able to build upon Francesco Calogero's work and find a solution at infinite density, known as the Calogero-Sutherland model.
Dr. Sutherland was awarded the 2019 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics "for profound contributions to the field of exactly solvable models in statistical mechanics and many body physics, in particular the construction of the widely studied Gaudin magnet and the Calogero-Sutherland, Shastry-Sutherland, and Calogero-Moser models."
A more in-depth look at this model is available in this book:
Calogero-Moser-Sutherland Models (CRM Series in Mathematical Physics). Van Diejen, J. F., Vinet, L. (Eds.). (2012). Springer Publishing. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781461270430
Dr. Jim Cronin, a Nobel Laureate particle physicist and briefly a faculty member at the University of Utah, helped develop the Fitch-Cronin Effect, which clarifies the relationship between matter and antimatter produced by the Big Bang.
Dr. Jack W. Keuffel was a professor, and pioneer in Cosmic Ray research at the University of Utah from 1960 to 1974.
Dr. Dan Mattis was a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah from 1980 until 2011. The Lieb-Schultz-Mattis theorem. It is a widely known and well cited (2,000+ citations) seminal result for one-dimensional spin models of quantum magnetism. It's higher dimensional extension has been proven in 2004 only, and is also considered a seminal achievement (this result belongs to Matt Hastings of Duke University).
Dr. Eugene Parker, was a professor at the University of Utah in the 1950's, but moved to the University of Chicago in 1955. Among other honors and achievements, Dr. Parker developed the Parker Spiral Parker Wind Models.
Dr. Richard Price was at the University of Utah from 1971 to 2004, when he joined the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Texas Brownsville. In 2015 he joined the Physics Department at MIT and in 2017 became the Editor of the American Journal of Physics. Price's theorem, "Whatever can be radiated is radiated", states that perturbations of astrophysical objects are completely radiated away during the collapse to form a black hole.
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