The activities of the General Theoretical Physics Group are described below.
Professor Timothy Boyer. Research interests: Professor Boyer's recent theoretical research has been in stochastic electrodynamics. This theory involves classical electron theory with random classical radiation. Specific problems within this field that have been and continue to be studied are the equilibrium spectrum for classical thermal radiation, effects of acceleration through classical zero-point radiation, diamagnetism in classical theory, van-der-Waals forces, and the connections between classical and quantum theories. Also, he has long-term interests in classical electromagnetism, and in classical electromagnetic aspects of the Aharonov-Bohm phase shift.
Professor Daniel Greenberger. Research interests: Professor Greenberger primarily studies fundamental problems in quantum theory. He currently studies effects of the superposition principle in multi-particle systems; this includes, for example, coherence phenomena in two-photon systems. He also analyzes experiments that use coherent neutron beams in a neutron interferometer and is interested in non-local quantum effects such as the Aharonov-Bohm effect.