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Curriculum Vitae: Seth Andrew Major

Department of Physics
Hamilton College
Clinton NY 13323 USA

email: smajor@hamilton.edu

Education:

  • The Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania
    1997 Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (IGPG formerly CGPG home page)
  • Syracuse University Syracuse, New York
    1993 M. S. in Physics (Relativity Group's home page)
  • Swarthmore College Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
    1991 Honors in Physics and Philosophy, B.A. (Physics Department home page)

Academic Experience:

Publication List from INSPIRE

A Selection of Talks:

  • Quantum Gravity: Quantum Geometry and Links to Physics (pdf)
  • The Attractiveness of Loops and Ribbons(pdf)
    Mathematics colloquium (sponsored by SIAM) RPI, 4 February 2008.
  • Quantum Gravity: Physics?(pdf)
    University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 14 March 2007.
  • A Discrete Machian Model: Fermionic Sector (pdf)
    Loops 05 Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Golm, Germany 10 October 2005.
  • Quantum Gravity and Physics: How the former may become the latter (pdf)
    Amherst College 7 October 2004.
  • Exploring Quantum Gravity with Undergraduates (talk with audio and slides hosted by KITP)
    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara CA, 21 July 2003.
  • Life without Lorentz Invariance: Good, worthwhile, or merely crazy?
    Perimeter Institute/CITA (U. Toronto) Mini-Workshop, 30 October 2002.

Research with Undergraduates

  • William Kahlbacker -- Hamilton '08
    Senior Project 2007

  • Walter Schoen -- Hamilton '08
    Senior Project 2007

  • Timothy Minella -- Hamilton '09
    Summer 2007

  • Michael Gregg -- Hamilton '08 (SUNY Downstate Medical School)
    Summers 2006, 2007 Senior Project 2007

  • Yubo Lu -- Hamilton '07
    Summers 2006, 2007

  • Julia MacDougall -- Hamilton '08 (Brown in Geophysics)
    Summer 2006

  • Rob Silversmith -- Clinton High School (Williams 2011, University of Michigan in Mathematics)
    Summer 2006

  • Alice Francis -- Hamilton '06
    Senior Project 2005-06

  • Benjamin Auerbach -- Hamilton '05 (Yale PhD 2011)
    Summer and Senior Project 2004

  • Sean McGovern -- Hamilton '07 (Notra Dame in Philosphy)
    Summer 2004 and Senior Project 2006

  • Nancy Shaw -- Hamilton '07 (SUNY Potsdam in Computer Science)
    Summer 2004

  • Dan Heyman -- Hamilton `02
    Summer and Senior Project Fall 2002

  • Julien LeBrun -- Paris VI (French exchange student)
    Summer 2002

  • Tomasz Konopka -- Hamilton `01 (Waterloo/PI, PhD 2007 now in Brussels in Biology)
    Summer and Senior Project Fall 2001

  • Kevin Setter -- Swarthmore `02 (Cambridge and CalTech)
    Summers 2000, 2001 and Honors Thesis

  • Michael Seifert -- Swarthmore `01 (Chicago, PhD 2008, now at Williams)
    Summer 2000, Honors Thesis (Apker Award finalist)

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