Marc de Montigny

 

 

OFFICE                                                                        RESIDENCE

Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta                  6412 - 89 Avenue, Edmonton AB,  T6B 0M9

8406 - 91 Street, Edmonton AB,  T6C 4G9                 Telephone : (780) 468-5645

Telephone : (780) 465-8739              

Fax : (780) 465-8760  

E-mail:  mdemonti@ualberta.ca

Web : http://www.ualberta.ca/~mdemonti

 

EDUCATION

Post-doctoral Fellow (NSERC) : McGill University (High Energy Theory Group, Supervisor: Robert Myers), 1993 -1994  

Post-doctoral Fellow (NSERC) : University of Florida (Institute for Fundamental Theory, Supervisor: Pierre Ramond), 1992 - 1993

Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics : Université de Montréal (Dept of Physics. Supervisor: Jiřί Patera), 1989 - 1992. Title: Contractions graduées d’algŹbres de Lie et applications en physique

Summer School on Mathematical Physics, Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), June 1992

Summer School on Dynamical Systems, Harvard University, June 1990

M.Sc. Theoretical Physics : Université Laval (Dept of Physics. Supervisor: Luc Marleau), 1987 - 1989. Subject : Pair Production of Scalar Leptoquarks in Hadron Colliders

B.Sc. Physics : Université Laval, 1984 - 1987

Diplôme d'études collégiales (Science), Le Petit Séminaire de Québec, 1982 - 1984

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Professor : Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, since 2007

Associate professor : Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, 2000 - 2007

Assistant professor : Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, 1995 - 2000

Assistant professor (Limited Term Appointment) : Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Concordia University (Montreal), 1994 - 1995

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Refereed Journal Articles

1.     A. Othman, M. de Montigny and F. Marsiglio, “On the number of bound states in some three-parameter s-wave central potentials”, European Journal of Physics 36 (2015) 025015(18pp).

 

2.     R. Rivelino, E.S. Santos and M. de Montigny, “Oscillations in a two-dimensional gas of massless Dirac fermions”, International Journal of Theoretical Physics 53 (2015) 85-91.

 

3.     B. Acharya et al (total 59 authors), “The physics programme of the MoEDAL experiment at the LHC”, International Journal of Modern Physics A 29 (2014) 1430050(91pp).

 

4.     R.R. Cuzinatto, P.J. Pompeia, M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna, J.M. Hoff da Silva, “Classic tests of General Relativity described by brane-based spherically symmetric solutions”, European Physical Journal C 74 (2014) 3017(10pp).

 

5.     A. Othman, M. de Montigny and F. Khanna, “Galilean covariant Dirac equation with a Woods-Saxon potential”, International Journal of Modern Physics E - Nuclear Physics 22 (2014) 1350092(18pp).

 

6.     R. Campoamor-Stursberg, H. de Guise and M. de Montigny, “su(2)-expansion of the Lorentz algebra so(3,1)”, Canadian Journal of Physics 91 (2013) 589-598.

 

7.     G.R. de Melo, M. de Montigny, P.J. Pompeia and E.S. Santos, “Dirac oscillator in a Galilean covariant non-commutative space”, International Journal of Theoretical Physics 52 (2013) 441-457.

 

8.     G.R. de Melo, M. de Montigny and E.S. Santos, “Spinless Duffin-Kemmer-Petiau Oscillator in a Galilean Non-commutative Phase Space”, International Journal of Theoretical Physics 51 (2012) 2524-2539.

 

9.     J. Ramos, M. de Montigny and F.C. Khanna, "Group-theoretical approach to the curl operator", International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Group Theory and Nonlinear Optics 15 (2011) 55-66.

 

10.  E.S. Santos, R. Rivellino, M. de Montigny and G.R. de Melo, "A spin Hamiltonian for non-relativistic electrons and their interactions with an external field" Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical  43 (2010) 335304(10pp).

 

11.  J. Ramos, M. de Montigny and F.C. Khanna, "On a Lagrangian formulation of gravitoelectromagnetism" General Relativity and Gravitation 42 (2010) 2403-2420.

 

12.  M. Kobayashi, M. de Montigny and F.C. Khanna, "A connection between spin and statistics based on a Galilean invariant delta functions" Journal of Mathematical Physics 51 (2010) 083522(26pp).

 

13.  C. Daboul, J. Daboul and M. de Montigny, "Embedding of open superalgebras into affine Kac-Moody superalgebras" Journal of Mathematical Physics 51 (2010) 053521(15pp).

 

14.  R. Cuzinatto, P. Pompeia, M. de Montigny and F.C. Khanna, “Weak-field approximation of effective gravitational theory with local Galilean invariance” Physics Letters B 680 (2009) 98-103.

 

15.  C. Daboul, J. Daboul and M. de Montigny, “Gradings and contractions of affine Kac-Moody algebras” Journal of Mathematical Physics 49 (2008) 063509(17pp).

 

16.  M. Kobayashi, M. de Montigny and F.C. Khanna, “CPT Theorem in a (5+1) Galilean space-timePhysics Letters A 372 (2008) 3541-3547.

 

17.  M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna and F.M. Saradzhev, “Path-integral quantization of Galilean Fermi fields”, Annals of Physics 323 (2008) 1191-1214.

 

18.  M. Kobayashi, M. de Montigny and F.C. Khanna, “An eight-dimensional realization of the Clifford algebra in the five-dimensional Galilean covariant spacetimeJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 41 (2008) 125402(28pp).

 

19.  J.A. Cardeal, M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna, T.M. Rocha Filho and A.E. Santana, “Galilei-invariant gauge symmetries in Fokker-Planck dynamics with logarithmic diffusion and drift terms”, Journal of Physics. A: Mathematical and Theoretical 40 (2007) 13467-13478.

 

20.  M. de Montigny and G. Rousseaux, “On some applications of Galilean electrodynamics of moving bodies”, American Journal of Physics 75 (2007), 984-992.

 

21.  M. Kobayashi, M. de Montigny and F.C. Khanna, “Galilean covariant theories for Bargmann-Wigner fields with arbitrary spin”, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 40 (2007), 1117-1140.

 

22.  F.M. Saradzhev, F.C. Khanna, S.P. Kim and M. de Montigny, “General form of magnetization damping : Magnetization dynamics of a spin system evolving nonadiabatically and out of equilibrium”, Physical Review B 75 (2007), 024406(9pp).

 

23.  M. de Montigny, J. Niederle and A.G. Nikitin, “Galilei invariant theories : I. Constructions of indecomposable finite-dimensional representations of the homogeneous Galilei group : directly and via contractions” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General 39 (2006), 9365-9385.

 

24.  M. de Montigny and G. Rousseaux, “On the electrodynamics of moving bodies at low velocities” European Journal of Physics 27 (2006), 755-768.

 

25.  L. M. Abreu and M. de Montigny, “Galilean covariant models of bosons coupled to a Chern-Simons gauge field” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General 38 (2005), 9877-9890.

 

26.  E. S. Santos, M. de Montigny and F.C. Khanna, “Canonical quantization of Galilean covariant field theories” Annals of Physics (NY) 320 (2005), 21-55.

 

27.  A. Fialowski and M. de Montigny, “Deformations and contractions of Lie algebras” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General  38 (2005), 6335-6349.

 

28.  E. S. Santos, M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna and A.E. Santana, “Galilean covariant Lagrangian models” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General  37 (2004), 9771-9789.

 

29.  L.M. Abreu, M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna and A.E. Santana, “Galilei-covariant path-integral quantization of non-relativistic complex scalar fields” Annals of Physics (NY) 308 (2003), 244-262.

 

30.  M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna and A.E. Santana, “Gauge symmetry in Fokker-Planck dynamics” Physica A 323 (2003), 327-335.

 

31.  M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna and A.E. Santana, “Nonrelativistic wave equations with gauge fields”, International Journal of Theoretical Physics 42 (2003), 649-671.

 

32.  M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna and A.E. Santana, “Lorentz-like covariant equations of non-relativistic fluids” J. of Physics A: Mathematical and General 36 (2003), 2009-2026.

 

33.  M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna and A.E. Santana, “On Galilei-covariant Lagrangian models of fluids”, J. of Physics A: Mathematical and General  34  (2001), 10921-10937.

 

34.  M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna, A.E. Santana and E.S. Santos, “Galilean covariance and non-relativistic Bhabha equations”, J. of Physics A: Mathematical and General  34  (2001), 8901-8917.

 

35.  M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna, A.E. Santana, E.S. Santos and J.M.D. Vianna, “Galilean covariance and the Duffin-Kemmer-Petiau equation”, J. of Physics A: Mathematical and General  33  (2000), L273-L278.

 

36.  M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna and A.E. Santana, “Thermo field dynamics and the doubling of Lie algebras”, Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly 8 (2000), 43-60.

 

37.  H. de Guise and M. de Montigny, “Graded contractions of Lie algebras and central extensions”, J. Physics A: Mathematical and General  33 (2000), 4039-4057.

 

38.  M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna, A.E. Santana, E.S. Santos and J.M.D. Vianna, “Poincaré gauge theory and galilean covariance”, Annals of Physics 277 (1999), 144-158.

 

39.  B. Dion, L. Marleau, G. Simon and M. de Montigny, “Scalar leptoquark pair production at the CERN LHC: signal and backgrounds”, The European Physical J. C 2 (1998), 497-502.

 

40.  S. Grimm, M. de Montigny and J. Patera, “The signatures of finite dimensional representations of the de Sitter groups SO(4,1) and SO(3,2)”, J. Physics A: Mathematical General 30 (1997), 7463-7471.

 

41.  M. de Montigny, “Graded contractions of complex simple Lie algebra B2 and its representations”, Nuovo Cimento 111 (1996), 1211-1234.

 

42.  M. de Montigny, “Graded contractions of affine Lie algebras”,  J. Physics A: Mathematical General 29 (1996), 4019-4034.

 

43.  M. de Montigny, L. Marleau and G. Simon, “Production of pairs of scalar leptoquarks in hadron colliders”, Physical Review D 52 (1995), 533-536.

 

44.  M. de Montigny, “Elements of finite order in Lie groups and discrete gauge symmetries”, Nuclear Physics B 439 (1995), 665-678.

 

45.  M. de Montigny, “Graded contractions of bilinear invariant forms of Lie algebras”, J. of Physics A: Mathematical and General 27 (1994), 4537-4548.

 

46.  F. J. Herranz, M. de Montigny, M. A. del Olmo and M. A. Santander, “Cayley-Klein algebras as graded contractions of SO(N+1)”, J. Physics A: Mathematical and General 27 (1994), 2515-2526.

 

47.  M. de Montigny and M. Masip, “Discrete gauge symmetries in supersymmetric grand unified models”,  Physical Review D 49 (1994), 3734-3740.

 

48.  M. de Montigny, J. Patera and J. Tolar, “Graded contractions and kinematical groups of space-time”,  J. Mathematical Physics 35 (1994), 405-425.

 

49.  M. de Montigny, “The de Sitter-invariant differential equations and their contraction to Poincaré and Galilei”,  Nuovo Cimento B 108 (1993), 1171-1180.

 

50.  D. Bérubé and M. de Montigny, “The computer calculation of graded contractions of Lie algebras and their representations”,  Computer Physics Communications 76 (1993), 389-410.

 

51.  D. Bérubé and M. de Montigny, “A Mathematica program for the calculation of Lie point symmetries of systems of differential equations”, preprint CRM-1822, Univ. de Montréal (1992). [Preprint cited in the literature]

 

52.  M. de Montigny and J. Patera, “Discrete and continuous graded contractions of Lie algebras and superalgebras”,  J. Physics A: Mathematical and General 24 (1991), 525-547.

 

53.  M. de Montigny and L. Marleau, “Pair production of leptoquark scalars in hadron colliders”,  Canadian J. of  Physics  68 (1990), 612-619. [Erratum in same journal, 75 (1997), 765]

 

54.  M. de Montigny and L. Marleau, “Production of pairs of scalar leptoquarks at hadron colliders”, Physical Review D  41 (1990), 3523-3526.

 

55.  M. de Montigny and L. Marleau, “Large corrections in leptoquark processes at hadron colliders”, Physical Review D  40 (1989), 3616-3621.

 

56.  M. de Montigny and L. Marleau, “Production of leptoquark scalars in hadron colliders”, Physical Review D 40 (1989), 2869-2874. [Erratum in 56 (1997), 3156]

 

 

Manuscript in Submission

R. Rivelino, E.S. Santos, M. de Montigny, Oscillations in a two-dimensional gas of massless Dirac fermions. Submitted to International Journal of Theoretical Physics (2014)

 

Manuscripts in Preparation

G.R. de Melo, M. de Montigny, E.S. Santos, Galilean covariant non-linear complex sine-Gordon equations

R.R. Cuzinatto, P.J. Pompeia, M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna, J.M. Hoff da Silva, Classic tests of General Relativity described by brane-based spherically symmetric solutions

 

Conference Proceedings

G.R de Melo, M. de Montigny, E.S. Santos Journal of Physics: Conference Series 343 (2012) 012028. Contributed talk by M. de Montigny at the 7th International Conference on Quantum Theory and Symmetries (QTS7), Prague (Czech Republic), August 2011

C. Daboul, J. Daboul, M. de Montigny, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 284 (2011) 012018. Contributed talk by J. Daboul at the 28th International Colloquium on Group-Theoretical Methods in Physics (ICGTMP), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (England), July 2010

J. Daboul, C. Daboul, M. de Montigny, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 128 (2008) 012054. Contributed talk by J. Daboul at the 5th International Symposium on Quantum Theory and Symmetries (QTS5), Valladolid (Spain), July 2007

M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna and E.S. Santos, Canadian Journal of Physics 84 (2006), 565-571. Contributed talk by M. de Montigny at the First Conference Theory Canada, Vancouver, June 2005

 

A. Fialowski, M. de Montigny, Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Applications (SIGMA) 2 (2006), 048. Contributed talk by M. de Montigny at the 6th International Conference Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics, Kyiv (Ukraine), June 2005

E.S. Santos, M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna. Contributed talk by M. de Montigny at the XI International Conference of Symmetry Methods in Physics, Prague (Czech Republic), June 2004

A. Fialowski, M. de Montigny. Contributed talk by M. de Montigny at the Third International Symposium on Quantum Theory and Symmetries (QTS3), Cincinnati, September 2003

M. de Montigny. Contributed talk at the 5th International Conference Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical-Physics, Kyiv (Ukraine), June 2003

E.S. Santos, M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna. Invited lecture by M. de Montigny at the Workshop on Symmetry in Physics in memory of Robert T. Sharp, Université de Montréal, September 2002

M. de Montigny, H. de Guise, Czech. J. Physics A  51  (2001), 365-374. Contributed talk by M. de Montigny at the Invited Lecture at the Centre de recherches mathématiques/Doppler Institute Workshop, Prague, June 2000

M. de Montigny, Czech. J. Physics A  50  (2000), 1297-1302. Talk at the Ninth Colloquium on Quantum Groups and Integrable Systems, Prague, June 2000

M. de Montigny in P. Kasperkovitz and D. Grau, Eds. World Scientific (1998), pages 88-90. Contributed talk at the 5th International Wigner Symposium, Vienna (Austria), August 1997.

 

Book Chapter

M. de Montigny, F.C. Khanna and A.E. Santana, “Galilean covariance and applications in physics”, Recent Research Developments in Physics  1  (2000), 45-92, Pub. Transworld Research Network   

 

Guest Editor

International Journal of Theoretical Physics 2006-2007, Special Issue: Proceedings of the Workshop Deformations and contractions in Physics and Mathematics, January 2006 at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (Germany). 10 papers published.

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS

Research Excellence Award, Faculté Saint-Jean, 2007 - 2008

Research Excellence Award, Faculté Saint-Jean, 2001 - 2002

Teaching Excellence Award, Faculté Saint-Jean, 1996 - 1997

Teaching Excellence Award, Concordia University, Montreal, 1994 – 1995

 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

NSERC Project Grant (PI James Pinfold, Physics, me and three other Canadian researchers): $37,000 in 2013, $30,000 in 2014 and $30,000 in 2015. Project: The Moedal Experiment at the LHC

NSERC Research Grant : $15,000/year, 2008 – 2011. Project: Algebraic structures in quantum field theories

International Student Work Study Program (ISWSP, Univ of Alberta) $3,185, May - August 2010. Neutrino-nucleus scattering

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF), University of Alberta : $57,779, 2007-2009. (Principal investigator, Team: Isabelle Delisle, Yvette d’Entremont, Sarah Pelletier). Project: Frameworks and Tools for Teaching and Learning the Sciences in French at Campus St Jean

FSJ-STEP Summer Program: $3388, May - August 2007. Project: Development of Science Lab Material

NSERC Research Grant : $7,500/year, 2006 – 2008. Project: AlgŹbres de Lie non semi-simple en théorie des champs

FSJ-STEP Summer Program: $3388, May - August 2006. Project: Development of Physics Course Material

Visiting Professor Grant (NATO, Hungary) : Ř1,600 and airfare, May 2004. Project: Deformations and contractions of Lie algebras in mathematics and physics

EFF Small Faculties (U of Alberta) : $5,000, 2003 – 2005. Project: Physical applications of a five dimensional covariant formulation of Galilean invariance

McCalla Professorship - Small Faculties 2003 - 2004, University of Alberta

NSERC Research Grant : $20,000/year, 2001 – 2006. Project: AlgŹbres de Lie non semi-simples en théorie des champs

NSERC Research Grant : $10,850/year (average), 1997 – 2000, Project: Contractions d’algŹbres de Lie en théorie des champs

EFF Small Faculties (U of Alberta) : $4,980, 1997 – 1998. Project: Production of vector leptoquarks at LHC (CERN)

EFF Small Faculties (U of Alberta) : $2,400, 1996 – 1997. Project: Graded contractions of Lie superalgebras and infinite dimensional Lie algebras

STEP Summer Program (Alberta Educ) : $4,200, May - August 1996. Project: Variations climatiques au Canada (with Jerry Toupin)

Institut de la Faculté Saint-Jean : $2,500, May - August 1996. Project : Fluctuations climatiques et leur impact sur la population canadienne

CRF Research Grant (U of Alberta) : $3,396, 1995 -  1996. Project: Group structure of effective field theories

EFF Small Faculties (U of Alberta) : $2,620, 1995 – 1997. Project: Study of the backgrounds in leptoquark processes at hadron colliders

NSERC Post-doctoral Fellowship (Canada) : September 1992 - August 1994

FCAR Ph.D. Fellowship (Québec) : September 1990 - August 1992

Fellowship from the Centre international des étudiants et des stagiaires (France) : September 1990 - March 1991

FCAR Travel Fellowship : Université Paris VII, September 1990 - March 1991

FCAR M.Sc. Fellowship : September 1988 - August 1989

 

CONFERENCES

 

Conference Organization

Member of the scientific committee, Workshop on Higher Symmetries in Physics, Universidade Complutense de Madrid, November 6-8, 2008

Member of the organizing/scientific committee, Celebrating Connections – International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL), October 16-18, 2008 (Edmonton, Canada)

Workshop Deformations and contractions in Physics and Mathematics, January 2006 at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach  (Germany)

Theoretical Physics Institute Symposium - Khanna Fest, Physics Department (U of A), August 26, 2005

 

Other Conference Activities

 

Las Vegas International Education Conference, Las Vegas October 2011. Presentation by Y d’Entremont

Celebrating Connections – International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL), Edmonton (Canada), October 2008 (with B. Adams, I. Delisle, Y. d’Entremont, A. Kaboré, S. Pelletier and M. Vanier. Contributed talk by Y. d’Entremont and B. Adams)

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Proposal Review Committee. Member, 2007.

Invited lecture at the DeuxiŹme rencontre alsacienne, mathématique et physique, Mullhouse, France, June 2004

Invited lecture at the Canadian Mathematical Society Summer Meeting, University of Alberta, June 2003

Poster presentation at the 24th International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics, Paris, July 2002

Invited Lecture at the Second International School on Gravitation and Field Theory (Vitoria, Brazil), April 2000

Other seminars at various institutions           

 

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

 

Journal Manuscript Reviews

Advances in High Energy Physics: 2013

Annals of Physics: 2010

Canadian Journal of Physics: 2005, 2007(2x), 2008, 2010, 2011(3x), 2012, 2013

European Journal of Physics: 2008, 2010

European Physics Journal: 2009, 2010

Europhysics Letters: 2005

Foundations of Physics: 2003(2x), 2012

Foundations of Physics (Letters): 2005

International Journal of Theoretical Physics: 2007(2x)

Journal of Mathematical Physics: 2005

Journal of Physics A Mathematical and General: 2003, 2004(4x), 2005(2x), 2006(3x)

Journal of Physics A Mathematical and Theoretical: 2006(2x),2007(2), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012(2x)

Journal of Physics G Nuclear and Particle Physics: 2003

Il Nuovo Cimento B: 2009

Physica Scripta : 2003

Sigma: 2009

 

Book and Article Reviews

Reviews for Mathematical Reviews, American Mathematical Society: 2006(4x), 2007(3x), 2008(3x), 2009(2x)

 

Grant Applications External Reviewer

Reviewer for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, 2003 – 2004  

Reviewer for the Programme d’établissement de nouveaux chercheurs, Fonds de recherche sur la nature et les technologies (Province of Quebec), 2002 – 2003

 

Associations and Affiliations

International Association of Mathematical Physics, member 2005 – 2010

Institute of Particle Physics, member 1998 – 2013

Center for Subatomic Research/Centre for Particle Physics, member since 1998

Canadian Association of Physicists, member, 1995 – 2006, Alberta representative, 1996 - 1998

Applied Mathematics Institute, University of Alberta, member 1997 – 2008

Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Alberta, member since 1995

 

Other Scientific Committees

Urgel-Archambault Award, Jury member. March 2000

Consultant for Physics 30 Diploma Examination Review Committee (Alberta Education): since 2007

Consultant for Science 30 Examination Review Committee (Alberta Education): 1997, 2007, 2008

Undergraduate Physics Program Committee (Physics Dept), member 1996-1997

 

 

TEACHING

 

Faculté Saint-Jean

 

Environmental Physics (PHYSQ 264): Winter 1997, 1998

Electricity and Magnetism* (PHYSQ 230): Spring 2010

Electricity and Optics (PHYSQ 285): Winter 1996, Autumn 1996

Fluids, Fields and Radiation* (PHYSQ126): Winter 2001 – 2003, 2005 – 2008, 2010 – 2015

Elementary Calculus 1 (MATHQ 113, 114): Autumn 1995-2000, Winter 1999-2000

Elementary Calculus 2 (MATHQ 115): Winter 1996-1999

Introduction to General Physics* (PHYSQ 100): Autumn 1997 – 1999

Introduction to Modern Physics (PHYSQ 271): Winter 1997, 1999, 2010, 2012, 2014

Mechanics* (PHYSQ 141, 102, 131): Autumn 1995, Winter 1998-2003, 2005, 2010, 2011

Particles and Waves* (PHYSQ 124): Autumn 2001 – 2002, 2004 – 2007, 2009 – 2014

Physics of Energy and Environment (PHYSQ 261): Autumn 2011, 2013, 2015

Relativistic Aspects of Modern Physics (PHYSQ 200): Autumn 1996, 1997

Waves and Electricity* (PHYSQ 143): Winter 1996

Waves, Optics and Sound* (PHYSQ 130): Autumn 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009 – 2012 

* Courses with laboratory component. My duty entails updating the manuals and supervising the Teaching Assistants.

 

Department of Physics, University of Alberta

Fluids, Fields and Radiation (PHYS126): Winter 2008

Particles and Waves (PHYS 124): Spring 2006, Autumn 2006-2007

 

Other Teaching Duties

Close collaboration with instructors of consolidated courses (PHYSQ 130, 131), Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering

 

Presentation at the University Teaching Service Workhop “I’m new and I’m unsure about”, October 1997; “Ten Commandments for the Novice Instructor” published in the University’s Teaching and Learning Exchange, April 1998, Vol. 5, no 3

 

Alberta Consortium Multimedia Enhancement for Learning and Teaching of Physics (MELT-P), member 1996 – 1998 

Instructor of various mathematics courses, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Concordia University, 1994-1995.

Instructor of Special Relativity and Modern Physics, Physics Department, McGill University, Autumn 1993

Teaching assistant : Électrostatique, Université de Montréal, Winter 1992; Ondes, Université de Montréal, Winter 1990

 

FACULTY AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE

 

Student Supervision 

MSc students : Anas Othman, Dept Physics, Jan 2013 – July 2014; Binh Dinh, Dept Physics, May 2007 - August 2008 (non-completed)

BSc and BEng summer students: Charles Nokes, Stéphanie Benoit, Rebecca Matthew, Summer 2012; James Finlay, Robert Klikach, Stephanie Godel, Rebecca Matthew, Summer 2011; Stephanie Godel, Sandrine Kake Guena, Gabrielle Engli, Fanny Pallot, Summer 2010; Soheyl Massoudi, Summer 2010; Bailey Adams, AlŹthe Kabore, Summer 2008; Lyssa Bencz, Keiko Marumo, Summer 2007; Marianne Vanier, Summers 2006, 2007, 2008; Marianne Mekhael-Morris 1997,1998; Pierre-Philippe Ouimet 1997; Valérie Nantel, Llowyin Maczuga, Patrick Spiers, Rhéa Amyotte 1996

Post-doctoral fellows: Genilson Ribeiro de Melo (Bahia, Brazil), August 2014 – November 2015; Jairzinho Ramos (Lima, Peru), October 2008 - September 2009; Rodrigo Cuzinatto (Sao Paulo, Brazil), January 2008 - June 2009; Esdras S Santos (Sao Paulo, Brazil), November 2003 - May 2005.

Visiting PhD student (from Sao Paulo University): Pedro Pompeia, Dept Physics, October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2008.

Research Associates :           Mohammad Hedayatipoor (November 2006 – October 2007), Fuad Sarajov (October 2006 - March 2007).

 

Faculté Saint-Jean Committees

Head of Science Division: 1998-1999, 2005-2008; 2013-2015

Member, Academic Planning Committee: since July 2013

Chair, Teaching & Learning Committee: October 2007 - July 2008. (Ad hoc committee until approval of permanent committee in May 2008.) Member 2009-2010

Associate Dean (Research), 2006-2007; Establishment of Research Office and Committee 2005

Social Science, Humanities, Fine Arts Working Group (SSHFA), established Spring 2007, with AD(Research) and Research Facilitators from Arts, Augustana, Business, Education, Extension, Law, Native Studies, Physical Education and Recreation. 

FSJ representative on AASUA Council : 2004-2006

BibliothŹque Saint-Jean Library Committee : Chair 1996-1998, Member 1998-1999, Chair 2000-2003

Research Ethics Board : Member 1999-2001, Chair 2001-2004

Executive Committee : Member 1998-1999, 2005-2008, 2013 -

Recruiting, Public Relations and Admissions Committee : Member 2000-2002

Teaching Awards Committee : Chair 1997-2000 and 2003-2005

Appeal Committee : Member 1997-1998, 2001-2002, 2012-2015

Nominating Committee : 2000, 2013-2015

FSJ representative on the Faculty of Science Council: 1997 – 1998, 2001 – 2002, 2010 – 2011, 2012 - 2015

Ad hoc Committee for the course Computing (INFOR) 161 : Member, January 1997

Technology and Computing Committee : Founding Chair 1996-1998, Member 1999-2001

B.Sc. student advisor : 1999-2001

Selection committees :  1998 – 1999, 2000 - 2001, 2004, 2006

Acfas-Alberta Committee: Member 1995 – 1997, Chair 1997 – 1998

Student French Support Centre : Volunteer 1995 –1996

 

Univ. of Alberta committees

General Faculties Council – Undergraduate Students Awards and Scholarship 2015 - 2017

Selection Committee, Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) 2013 – 2016

Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLAT) Council: Member, September 2007- July 2008

TLAT Planning Subcommittee. Member, 2007 – 2008 

Centenary Birthday Celebration Committee, University of Alberta, Member, September 3, 2008

General Faculties Council – Academic Appeals Committee (GFC-AAC) Panel of Chairs : 2005-2012

University Research Policy Committee : Member, 2005-2007

 

Faculty of Science Graduate Examination Committees

Ph.D. candidacy exam: Nooshin Dehganian, Physics, July 2013.

Ph.D. supervisory committee: Yilan Tan, Mathematics, November 2012.

Ph.D. candidacy exam: Logan Sibley, Physics, September 2012.

Ph.D. candidacy exam: Abdellai Al Zahrani, Physics, September 2011.

M.Ed. final oral exam: Marianne Vanier, Faculté Saint-Jean, May 2011.

Ph.D. supervisory committee: Aatif Butt, Physics, January 2011.

Ph.D. final oral exam: Andrey Shoom, Physics, September 2009.

Ph.D. supervisory committee: Asif Saddique, Physics, September 2009.

Ph.D. final oral exam: Elaine Beltaos, Mathematics, August 2009.

M.Sc. final oral exam: Stephen Swedish, Physics, January 2009.

Ph.D. candidacy exam: Elaine Beltaos, Mathematics, May 2008.

M.Sc. final oral exam: Logan Sibley, Physics, January 2008.

Ph.D. final oral exam : Luciano Covaci, Physics, August 2006.

M.Sc. exam : Logan Sibley, Physics, August 2006.

Ph.D. final oral exam : Muraari Vasudevan, Physics, April 2005.

Ph.D. candidacy exam : Mark Jackson, Mathematics, November 2004.

Ph.D. final oral exam : Ian Blockland, Physics, June 2004.

Ph.D. candidacy exam : Jeffrey de Jong, Physics, April 2004.

Ph.D. candidacy exam : Lucian Covaci, Physics, May 2003.

M.Sc. exam : Jeff de Jong, Physics, (transfer to Ph.D.), April 2003.

Ph.D. final oral exam : Lara de Nardo, Physics, September 2002.

M.Sc. final oral exam : Phoebe Elliot, Mathematics, December 2001.

M.Sc. final oral exam : Robert P MacDonald, Physics, October 2001.

M.Sc. final oral exam : Eugene Kotik, Physics, January 2001.

Ph.D. candidacy exam : Riffat Hossain, Physics, November 2000.

Ph.D. final oral exam : Alejandra Premat, Mathematics, April 2000.

M.Sc. final oral exam : Hui Song Ng, Physics, January 2000.

Ph.D. final oral exam : Robert Davis, Physics, October 1999.

Ph.D. candidacy exam : Brian Caron, Physics, September 1999.

Ph.D. final oral exam : Anthony Faust, Physics, August 1999.

Ph.D. candicady exam: Kirk Kaminsky, Physics, April 1998.

Ph.D. final oral exam : Philip Kayal, Physics, December 1998.

Ph.D. final oral exam : Richard Andrew Soluk, Physics, September 1998.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

Community and Outreach

 

Alberta FIRST Robotic Competition, Judge February 2014, 2015

Oratory Competition, J H Picard School, Judge, March 2011

High school presentations on particle physics: Harry-Ainlay (June 2011, 2012, 2015), J H Picard (May 2011, June 2012), Gabrielle-Roy (May 2014, December 2014, May 2015)

Assisted some colleagues with preparation for award nominations while on Research Committee and Teaching Committee

Panel of mock-interviews for pre-med students, member, 2011 – 2014

Science Sunday, volunteer and translator, March 2007

Edmonton Regional Science Fair, Sir George Simpson School, Judge, April 2004

J H Picard School Science Fair, Judge, January 2000

Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference, Edmonton, Judge, November 1999

Many outreach activities such as open houses, presentation, open physics lab to High School students

Canada Wide Science Fair, University of Alberta. Judge, May 17, 1999

FSJ Science Olympics Committee: member 1997-1999, Chair 2013-2015

Collaboration with AUFSJ (FSJ Student Association) to enhance the FSJ weight room. January 1997.

Over the years, a few interviews with French CBC Radio about Physics news

Science display for Faculté Saint-Jean at the Franco-Albertan Festival, Calgary, June 1998

Science display for Faculté Saint-Jean at the Franco-Albertan Festival, Fort McMurray, June 1997

Science display for Faculté Saint-Jean at the Franco-Albertan Festival, St-Paul, June 1996

 

LANGUAGES

 

Fluent in French and English (spoken and written)