Faculty

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Roy James

Overview

Department: 
School of Science » Physics and Astronomy
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Office
Galileo Hall - 102

Contact:
Phone: (925) 631-4409
Fax: (925) 631-6282
Email: rwensley@stmarys-ca.edu
Mail: P.O. Box 4237

Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1989
    Dissertation Title: Monopoles and U1 Lattice Gauge Theory
  • M. S. Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1985
  • B. S. Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1983

Professional Experience

Administrative Appointments:

  • Dean, School of Science, Saint Mary's College, 2011-present
  • Interim Dean for the School of Science, Saint Mary's College, 2010
  • Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Saint Mary's College, (1999 - 2003)

Academic Appointments:

  • Professor - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Saint Mary's College (1998 - Present)
  • Associate Professor - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Saint Mary's College of California (1994 - 1998)
  • Assistant Professor - Department of Mathematical Sciences, Saint Mary's College of California (1989 - 1994)
  • Research Assistant - National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Urbana, Illinois (1986 - 1988)
  • Teaching Assistant - University of Illinois (1983 - 1986)

Courses Taught

Recently Taught:

  • Jan Term 171: Living in Limestone (2017)
  • Jan Term 172: Coral Reefs and Culture in Sulawesi (2013)
  • Physics 110: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics 40: Revolutions in Science

Service

College and Community Service:

  • Core Curriculum Task Force
    (2006 - 2009)
    Served as Co-Chair in 2006-2007 and Science Representative 2007-2009
  • Rank and Tenure Committee
    (2004 - 2006)
    School of Science Representative
  • Chair, Academic Senate
    (2001 - 2002)
  • Rank and Tenure Committee
    (1999 - 2001)
    School of Science Representative

Professional Organizations:

  • American Physical Society
  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Presentations

Selected Presentations

  • "Monopoles, Vortices and confinement in SU(3) Lattice Gauge Theory,''. Wensley, Roy (talk, speech or lecture)
    18th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (Lattice 2000)
    Bangalore, India, 17-22 August 2000; Published in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.)94, 537, (2001).
    (2001)
  • "The String Tension from SU(3) Abelian Projection,''. Wensley, Roy (talk, speech or lecture)
    Lattice `99conference held at the Universita' Delgi Studi and IFN, Pisa, Italy;
    Presented at the published in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.)83, 559, (2000).
    (2000)
  • "Magnetic Current and Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Quenched QED,''. Wensley, Roy
    Lattice '97 conference held at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
    Published in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc.Suppl.)63, 709, (1998).
    (1998)
  • "Magnetic Current and Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Quenched Lattice Gauge Theories,". Wensley, Roy (talk, speech or lecture)
    Non-Perturbative QCD--Structure of the QCD Vacuum, at the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics,Kyoto, Japan
    December 6-12, 1997.
    (1997)
  • "Monopoles and the Chiral Phase Transition In SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory,''. Wensley, Roy (talk, speech or lecture)
    Lattice '96 conference held at Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri
    Published in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc.~Suppl.) 53, 538 (1997).
    (1997)
  • "Cooling, Monopoles and the String Tension in SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory,''. Wensley, Roy (talk, speech or lecture)
    Lattice `95 conference held at the University of Melbourne, Australia
    Published in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc.~Suppl.), 47, 306 (1996).
    (1995)
  • "Cooling and Monopoles in U(1) Lattice Gauge Theory,''. Wensley, Roy (talk, speech or lecture)
    Lattice `94 conference held at the University of Bielefeld, Germany
    Published in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc.~Suppl.) 42, 693 (1995).
    (1994)
  • Large Monopole Current Loops and Confinement in U(1) and SU(2) Gauge Theory. Wensley, Roy (talk, speech or lecture)
    Lattice `93 conference held in Dallas, Texas
    Published in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.)34, 204 (1994).
    (1993)
  • "Physics Revolutions in Your Lifetime,". Wensley, Roy (talk, speech or lecture)
    NSF Workshop on Undergraduate Physics Laboratories, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    (1993)
  • "A Faculty Perspective on Using the Internet,". Wensley, Roy (talk, speech or lecture)
    Special Conference, California Academic and Research Libraries, St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, California
    (1991)
  • "Monopoles and Confinement,". Wensley, Roy (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Conference, Lattice '90, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    (1990)

Publications

  • “The Maximal Abelian Gauge, Monopoles, and Vortices in SU(3) Lattice Gauge Theory,” with J.D. Stack and W. Tucker, in Nuclear Physics, Vol. B639, p203 (2002)
  • Magnetic Monopoles as Agents of Chiral Symmetry Breaking in U(1)Lattice Gauge Theory,'' with Bielefeld, Tom, Stack, John and Hands, Simon, in Phys. Lett. B416.150 (1998)
  • "Monopoles and the Chiral Transition in SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory," in  Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl) (1997)
  • "Cooling and Monopoles and the String Tension in Su(2) Lattice Gauge Theory," in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl) 47 (1996)
  • "Monopoles at Finite Volume and Temperature in SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory," with Stack, John and Neiman, Steven, in Phys. Lett. B385.261 (1996)
  • "Cooling and Monopoles in U(1) Lattice Gauge Theory," in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl) 42 (1995)
  • "Large Monopole Current Loops and Confinement in U(1) and SU(2) Gauge Theory," in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl) 34 (1994)
  • "String Tension from Monopoles in SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory," with Stack, J and Neiman, S., in Phys. Rev. D 50 (1994)
  • "Large Loops of Magnetic Current and Confinement in Four Dimensional Lattice Gauge Theory," with John Stack, in Phys. Rev. Lett. 72.21 (1994)
  • "Monopoles and Confinement," in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl) 20 (1991)
  • "Monopoles, Quark Confinement, and Screning in Four-Dimensional U(1) Lattice Gauge Theory," with John Stack, in Nucl. Phys. (B371:597) (1989)
  • "Effective Monopoles in Noncompact Lattice QED, " with Simon Hands, in Phys. Rev. Lett. (63:2169) (1989)

Honors, Awards & Grants

Awards: 
  • Professor of the Year - Saint Mary's College (2009)
  • Saint Mary's College Faculty Development Awards -
    Seven awards totaling $6,800.00
Grants: 
  • US Department of Education Grant: “Caminos a Las Ciencias (CALC),” through the Hispanic Serving Institutions Federal Title III Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics and Articulation Program; with Co-Principal Investigators Gloria Aquino Sosa, Ellen Veomett, Christopher Jones, Jeffrey Sigman and Vidya Chandrasekaran—(2016); $2.7M; 2016-2021.
  • National Science Foundation Grant S-STEM: "Mentored Access to Programs in Science," with Chris Jones (PI), Mari-Anne Rosario (Co-PI), Valerie Burke (Co-PI), Vidya Chandrasekaran (Co-PI) - (2014); $620,000; 2014-2019.
  • National Science Foundation Grant PHY-9802579: "Fundamental Issues in Particle Physics and Field Theory,' - (2001)
    1998-2001; $50,000.
  • National Science Foundation Grant PHY-9403869: "Lattice Field Theory and Magnetic Monopoles;" - (1997)
    $68,981.00, 1994-1997.
  • National Science Foundation Grant PHY920026N - National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Urbana, Illinois (1993)
    200 hour allocation on the Cray Y-MP
  • National Science Foundation Grant NCR-9020784 - (1991)
    "Connection to NSFNet for Saint Mary's College of California;" $16,000.00,

Interests

Scholarly Interests: 

Interests

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Magnetic Monopoles in Quantum Field Theory
  • Lattice Gauge Theory