Dr. Jose Balduz, assistant professor of physics, co-authored a paper with Rod Armour titled "New Lorentz Transformations of the Maxwell, Proca, and Dirac Fields in Minkowski Spacetimes." He presented the paper at the 26th International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, June 26-30. It has been submitted for publication as a peer-reviewed article in the conference proceedings.
Dr. Randall Peters, professor of physics, with Dr. Mike Russell, assistant professor of physiology at the School of Medicine, as principal investigator, initiated a "Mechanical Cardiography" clinical study, based on the heartbeat's acceleration of the human body. A background reference is provided online
To date, 33 subjects have been evaluated by this novel, non-invasive procedure that involves simultaneous collection of output from a geophone, an ECG and a triaxial accelerometer. Based on results from initial data analysis, a lecture was presented to a Medical School audience by Jared Shell, the student who has been mainly responsible for interacting with the individuals who volunteer for testing. Peters also wrote an article titled "Seismometer Design Based on a Simple Theory of Instrument-Generated Noise Equivalent Power" online
Dr. Randall D. Peters, chair and professor of the department of physics, gave a presentation at the September meeting of the Central Georgia section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. His talk focused on an instrument using technology that has evolved over two decades of fundamental research concerned with the internal friction of materials. This fully digital instrument combines an array-form of the first fully differential capacitive sensor with Analog Devices' new award-winning 24 bit capacitance-to-digital converter. This combination brings a significant new engineering technology to the world of seismology.