# Michael Fowler

Beams Professor

Department of Physics

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (804) 924-6579

Fax: (804) 924-4576

e-mail: mfowler at virginia.edu

### Teaching

**Complete Sets
of Lecture Notes on the Web:**

**Physics 109:** *Galileo and Einstein. *

**Physics 152: ***Introductory Physics II for Physics
Majors.*

(I’ve
added to these notes since teaching the course—they now contain too much
material to cover in one semester, but have been found useful also in upper
level courses.)

The
course covered four areas of physics, plus some useful math: complex numbers,
exponential integrals and the random walk.

*Lectures on Gravity *

*Lectures on Fluids
*

*Some Useful Math*

*Lectures on Oscillations and
Waves *

*Lectures on Heat and
Thermodynamics*

**Physics 252:** *Modern Physics: Relativity and
Quantum Mechanics. *

**Physics 751: ***Graduate Quantum Mechanics.*

**Physics 1425: for Engineers ***Powerpoint Slides.*

### Research Interests

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, especially low-dimensional systems. One-dimensional
magnetic and superconducting systems. Exact mathematical techniques for solving
these problems, such as the Bethe Ansatz.

### Home

Since this is my Home Page, here's a picture of my home.

Recent pictures of Nicholas (click on the picture for higher definition
file):

Enjoying good English marmalade with his dad, March 2007:

Family on mum’s birthday, April 4:

Rooting for his favorite team, April 2007:

Enjoying a bath:

Fun in the sandbox:

A grassy place:

A closer look:

And here’s a tree:

Earlier pictures…