Entries by vanhees71

The Homopolar Generator: An Analytical Example

Introduction It is surprising that the homopolar generator, invented in one of Faraday’s ingenious experiments in 1831, still seems to create confusion in the teaching of classical electrodynamics. This is the more surprising as the problem of the “electromagnetism of moving bodies” has been solved more than 100 years ago by Einstein in his famous […]

vanhees71 works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. His research is about theoretical heavy-ion physics at the boarder between nuclear and high-energy particle physics, particularly the phenomenology of heavy-ion physics to learn about the properties of strongly interacting matter, using relativistic many-body quantum field theory in and out of thermal equilibrium.

Short CV:
since 2011 Postdoc at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Goethe University Frankfurt and Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies (FIAS)
2008-2011 Postdoc at the Justus Liebig University Giessen
2004-2008 Postdoc at the Cyclotron Institute at the Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
2002-2003 Postoc at the University of Bielefeld
2001-2002 Postdoc at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt (GSI)
1997-2000 PhD Student at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt (GSI) and Technical Univeresity Darmstadt

Some Sins in Physics Didactics

Introduction There are many sins in physics didactics. Usually they occur, because teachers, professors, textbook or popular-science-book writers, etc. try to simplify things more than possible without introducing errors in reasoning, or they copy old-fashioned methods of explaining an issue, leading to the necessity to “erase” from the students’ heads what was hammered in in […]

vanhees71 works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. His research is about theoretical heavy-ion physics at the boarder between nuclear and high-energy particle physics, particularly the phenomenology of heavy-ion physics to learn about the properties of strongly interacting matter, using relativistic many-body quantum field theory in and out of thermal equilibrium.

Short CV:
since 2011 Postdoc at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Goethe University Frankfurt and Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies (FIAS)
2008-2011 Postdoc at the Justus Liebig University Giessen
2004-2008 Postdoc at the Cyclotron Institute at the Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
2002-2003 Postoc at the University of Bielefeld
2001-2002 Postdoc at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt (GSI)
1997-2000 PhD Student at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt (GSI) and Technical Univeresity Darmstadt