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Paul Ohmann

Associate Professor
Degree
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Ph.D. Physics, Meteorology Minor, August 1994
M.S. Physics, May 1991

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
B.A. Physics, Mathematics, CS Minor, May 1990
Office
OWS 165D
Phone
(651) 962-5224
Mail
Mail Stop OWS 153
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1080

My research interest might be described best as Computational Physics. At the heart of Computational Physics lies numerical simulation. Most real-world physics problems cannot be solved analytically due to the inherent complexities of the system; fortunately, much can be learned through computer modeling and analysis. My research deals with constructing these models and simulating physical interactions in several areas.  For more details on the projects, visit here.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHYS 215 - D01 Foundations of Modern Physics M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OWS 257

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OWS 257

Course Registration Number:

40721 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paul R. Ohmann

This course connects the subatomic world of particle and nuclear physics to the evolution of the universe after the Big Bang through the study of relativity and the four fundamental forces of nature. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Students registering for PHYS 215-D01 must also register for PHYS 215-D61. This course fulfills the second-level Computer Competency requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in either PHYS 110 or 112 and in MATH 114.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHYS 212 - 01 Classical Physics II M - W - F - - 0815 - 1040 OWS 166

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 1040

Location:

OWS 166

Course Registration Number:

22343 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paul R. Ohmann

Continuation of PHYS 211. Topics include waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; geometric and physical optics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in both PHYS 211 and MATH 114 or 200 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 212 may not receive credit for PHYS 110.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHYS 212 - 03 Classical Physics II M - W - F - - 1335 - 1600 OWS 166

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1600

Location:

OWS 166

Course Registration Number:

22345 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paul R. Ohmann

Continuation of PHYS 211. Topics include waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; geometric and physical optics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in both PHYS 211 and MATH 114 or 200 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 212 may not receive credit for PHYS 110.

Schedule Details

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