Michael W. Watson, PhD
Associate Professor of Physics,
Department of Life and Physical Sciences,
School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Business
|Education ||PhD in Physics, Hampton University , USA |
|Office ||241 W.E.B. DuBois Hall |
|Email ||mwatson(at) fisk.edu |
|Address ||1000 17th Ave. N., Nashville, TN, 37208, USA |
|Phone ||(615) 329-8525 |
Dr Watson’s research exploits computational physics and high performance computing for active galactic nuclei simulations and for studying the gravitational field metric of fast-moving particles. In addition, he is applying particle-in-cell methods to plasma physicsand active galactic nuclei simulations. Dr Watson has served as a NASA Summer Faculty Research Fellow and as an HBCU/SLAC Faculty Scholar at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
His undergraduate teaching include introductory physics (calculus and Non-Calculus Based); Mathematical Methods in Physics; Modern Physics; Classical Mechanics; Electrodynamics; QuantumMechanics; and Thermodynamics.
At the graduate level, Dr Watson teaches Classical Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Mathematical Methods in Physics, and Research Topics in Physics.
- “A Method of Incorporating General Relativity in Electromagnetic Particle-in-Cell Code”, M. Watson andK.-I. Nishikawa, Comp. Phys. Comm 2009 (arXiv:0904.0232v1 [physics.comp-ph])
- “Modeling and Experimental Results of CdxZn1-xTe Detector Response”, M. Watson, K. Chattopadhyay, D.Hillman, D. Hillman, A. Burger, and R. B. James, Proceedings of SPIE, 4141 352 (2000).
- “Charging of silica particles in an argon dusty plasma”, E. Thomas, Jr. and M. Watson, Phys. Plasmas 73194 (2000).
- “First Experiments with the Dusty Plasma Experiment Device”, E. Thomas Jr. and M. Watson, Phys. Plasmas,6 4111 (1999)
- “The vertical confinement of a dusty plasma in the Fisk Plasma Source”, E. Thomas, Jr. and Michael Watson, Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, 446, 120 (1998)