John Michael Finn, Professor of PhysicsJohn Michael Finn | Department of Physics | College of William and Mary | P.O. Box 8795 | Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795 | Email: email@example.com | Phone: 757-221-3514 | Fax: 757-221-3540 | Home Page: http://physics.wm.edu/~finn/
|1966||BS Physics , Lamar University, Beaumont, TX|
|1972||MS Physics, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC|
|1975||PhD Physics, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC|
|1985-Present:||Professor of Physics, College of William and
Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Active in subatomic physics research, funded by the NSF. Research program includes the development of electromagnetic spin physics probes of hadronic structure, measurements of electromagnetic structure of nucleons, and parity violation studies of strange quark contributions to the nucleon ground state. "Co spokesperson of the QWeak experiment, a low energy test of the standard model via measurement of the weak charge of the proton.
|1995-96||Faculty Research Assignment, Jefferson
Laboratory, Newport News, VA
As Chair of Trigger Electronics and Data Acquisition Group, worked on the commissioning of the High Resolution Spectrometer Pair in Hall A. Also co-spokesperson of the Hall A proton parity experiment (Jlab E91-010), which has received the highest scientific rating by the Program Advisory Committee.
|1980-85||Research Scientist, Laboratory for
Nuclear Science, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Developed the coincidence electron scattering program at Bates Laboratory. Complementary studies of nuclear structure with hadronic probes were also undertaken at Los Alamos (LAMPF) and Indiana University (IUCF).
|1978-80||Visiting Scientist, Département de Physique à Haut Energie, Centre Études Nucleaire de Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
Worked on quasi-free single arm and coincidence electron scattering measurements. Discovered breakdown of Coulomb sum rule.
|1976-78||Postdoc/Visiting Instructor, Department
of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana
State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Research performed at MIT/Bates and CEA-Saclay accelerators. Also taught Introductory Physics to Pre-Meds.
|1975-76||Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department
of Physics, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
Research preformed at NBS and MIT/Bates accelerators.
|1970-75||Research/Teaching Assistant, Department
of Physics, Catholic University of
America, Washington, DC.
Ph.D. thesis research undertaken at the National Bureau of Standards electron accelerator. Also participated in nuclear physics research at the Naval Research Laboratory.
|1968-70||Infantryman, U.S. Army
Served as rifleman, fire direction controller, and public information clerk with the 2/8 Inf. Reg., 4th Infantry Division in Republic of Vietnam. "Wrote a poetic memoir of the experience called Flashback: A Journey in Time.
|Summer 68||Math Instructor, The Heights, Washington, DC.
Taught algebra to gifted junior high school students.
|1966-68||Research/Teaching Assistant and NSF Traineeship, Department
of Physics and Astronomy, University
of Maryland, College Park, MD.
Worked with High Energy Bubble Chamber Group.
|Summer 65||NSF Undergraduate Traineeship, Department
of Physics, Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX. .
Worked with Molecular Spectroscopy Group.
P101-102P Intro Physics Recitation Sections; P175, Astronomy, P208 Classical Mechanics; P303 Classical Mechanics II; P309Undergraduate Seminar; P351 Electronics II; P451-452 Senior Research: P475/ApSc446 Mathematical Physics; P491-492 Departmental Honors; P601 Graduate Classical Mechanics; P681 Adv. Topics. Electron Scattering: Theory and Exp. Methods; P621-622 Graduate Quantum Mechanics. P313-314 Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics.
Ph.D. Thesis Students
Pete Markowitz(1992), Paul Rutt (1993), Justin McIntyre (1996), Rhett Woo (1996), Chris Armstrong (1998), Krishni Wijesooriya (1999), Gary Rutledge (2000), Pibero Djawotho (2003), Josh Hopkins, Siyuan Yang, and Eric Crouse, in progress.