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Contact Information:

James A. McNeil, Professor
Physics Department
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 273-3844 (CSM) Fax: (303) 273-3919
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B.S., Physics, Lafayette College (1970)
M.S. & Ph.D, University of Maryland (1979)



Nuclear Physics

Chiral model of the nucleon
Renormalization group with fermions
Renormalization group on the lattice
Convergence of 2-body effective range expansions for $nd$ quartet scattering
Separable expansions of V_{low} for 2- and 3-nucleon systems

Winter Terrain Park Jump Modeling

Dynamical analysis of winter terrain park jumps
Modelling the 'pop' in winter terrain park jumps
The inverting effect of curvature in winter terrain park jump takeoffs
YouTube Video of a Toy Model Simulation of the inverting effect of curvature in jump Takeoffs

Designing tomorrow's snow park jump
Sports Engineering Best Paper Award (2012)
Park Profiler/Jump Analyzer: A Practical Method for determining jump performance

Rock Art Dating with XRF

X-ray Fluourscence Measurements of Manganese in Petroglyphs and Graffiti in the Bluff, Utah Area
Making Lemonade: Using Graffiti to Date Petroglyphs
Project Description of NSF Proposal (not funded): Calibation of XRF Dating of Desert Varnish

Physics Education Research

Designing Design into the Introductory Electromagnetism Laboratory (Sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation)
"The Metal Detector and Faraday's Law", J. A. McNeil, The Physics Teacher Vol. 42, page 369, September, 2004.

Teaching Interests:

Thermal Physics PHGN341
Nuclear Physics PHGN422
Computational Physics PHGN450
Nuclear Reactor Physics PHGN590
Advanced E&M and Optical Physics PHGN462


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Send comments & questions to jamcneil@mines.eduLast Modified: January 29, 2013