Dr. Alain J. Brizard (2010) pdf

DR. Alain Brizard
Saint Michael's College
Department of Physics
Box 254, One Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439
Telephone: (802) 654-2886 (w)
Fax: (802) 654-2236
Email: abrizard@smcvt.edu

Web Page: http://academics.smcvt.edu/abrizard/index.htm

Ph. D. (Astrophysical Sciences), Princeton University (1990)

Professional Experience:
2006-Present Associate Professor of Physics, Saint Michael's College
2000-2006 Assistant Professor of Physics, Saint Michael's College
2006-Present Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy Dartmouth College
2010 Visiting Fellow and Lecturer, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Cambridge University

Professional Affiliations and Activities
American Physical Society

Author of one undergraduate textbook (An Introduction to Lagrangian Mechanics, World Scientific, 2008), and author or co-author of two graduate textbooks (in preparation) and over 50 peer-reviewed publications, including one highly-cited review paper on Foundations of Nonlinear Gyrokinetic Theory published in Reviews of Modern Physics. Invited speaker and lecturer at several international conferences and research institutions in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Research Interests:
The theoretical investigation of high-temperature, strongly-magnetized plasmas for the purpose of developing controlled thermonuclear fusion energy as a reliable source of energy.

Teaching Interests:
Sharing my passion for science with the general student population as well as members of the community at large. My technical teaching interests include Classical Mechanics, Plasma Physics, and Mathematical Physics.