Dr. Balraj Menon

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Central Arkansas


Office: Lewis Science Center 167
Phone: (501) 450 3678
Fax: (501) 852 2286
Email: menonb@uca.edu


Education
B.Sc. (Physics), Bombay University, India

M.Sc. (Physics),
Bombay University, India

Ph.D.,
Utah State University, Logan, Utah
            Specialization: Mathematical Physics and General Relativity


Research Interests

My research focuses on the application of differential geometry and group-theoretic methods to physics; in particular the investigation of symmetry groups and conservation laws in classical field theories like electromagnetism and general relativity and in quantum mechanics. Over the past thirty years symmetry methods have played a significant role in advancing our understanding of a wide range non-linear physical phenomena

Although symmetry methods have been applied extensively by mathematical physicists to investigate non-linear phenomena, interestingly, the application of these methods to elementary physical systems in point-particle mechanics, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics remain partially unexplored. Undergraduates with an interest in mathematical and/or theoretical physics could actively participate and make significant contributions to these projects. Furthermore, these research projects will provide the student ample programming experience with the symbolic computation software Maple.


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