Aksel Hallin, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin
Email
aksel.hallin@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3516
Address
2-087 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

PhD (1983) Princeton;
MA (1979) Princeton;
BSc(1977) UBC;
Professor (Alberta) 2007-present;
Professor (Queen's)(1998-2007);
Associate Professor (Queen's) (1994-1998);
Assistant Professor (Queen's)(1991-1994);
Assistant Professor (Princeton) (1985-1991);
PDF (Los Alamos) (1983-1985)


Research

Direct detection of galactic dark matter as part of the DEAP-3600 experiment at the SNOLAB underground facility, which consists of 3600 kg of ultrapure liquid argon.

Measurement of neutrino properties, solar neutrinos and geoneutrinos with the SNO+ and SNO experiments at SNOLAB.

Courses

PHYS 297 - Experimental Physics II

Contemporary methods of experimental physics with measurements from classical and modern physics. This is a continuation of Experimental Physics I with application of more advanced techniques and more in-depth exploration of the selected physics topics. Prerequisite: PHYS 295. Corequisites: PHYS 271, PHYS 281 and MATH 101 or 115 or 118 or 146.

Winter Term 2021
PHYS 420 - Computational Physics

Basic principles; computational methods selected from finite-differences, matrix manipulation, variational techniques, discrete transforms, stochastic methods, lattice techniques; as applied to topics selected from nonlinear mechanics, chaotic systems; electrodynamics; wave propagation; statistical physics; quantum mechanics; condensed matter. Prerequisites: PHYS 234, 244, PHYS 381, MATH 337 or ECE 341 or equivalent. Recommended pre- or corequisites: MA PH 343, PHYS 311, PHYS 372, PHYS 472, and PHYS 481. Familiarity with a programming language strongly recommended.

Fall Term 2020
PHYS 580 - Computational Physics

Basic principles; computational methods selected from finite-differences, matrix manipulation, variational techniques, discrete transforms, stochastic methods, lattice techniques; as applied to topics selected from nonlinear mechanics, chaotic systems; electrodynamics; wave propagation; statistical physics; quantum mechanics; condensed matter. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

Fall Term 2020