Swallow, Ph.D., Sc.D.(h.c.)
Center for Scholarship and Teaching
I have taught a variety of courses
offered by the Elmhurst
College Physics Department and
the College Honors Program including:
PHY-101 Physical Science (Spring, 2008)
Physics (Spring, 2008)
FYS-100.09 First Year Seminar (Fall, 2010)
As Chairperson of the Faculty Development Committee, I was deeply involved in working to enhance the Elmhurst College Faculty Development Program and the Mentoring Program for New Faculty. I continued this effort as the Founding Director of the College’s new Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST). With my retirement, the leadership of the CST has passed to Prof. Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin -- see the beautiful new CST Web site.
In August 2007 (and previously in 2001), I represented the Elmhurst College Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter as a delegate at the 2007 (2001) Phi Kappa Phi Triennial Convention . I hope to see Phi Kappa Phi play an ever increasing role in promoting and recognizing academic excellence on the EC campus.
I have also been actively engaged in
research on the fundamental structure of matter at Fermi
Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
and at the European Organization for Nuclear Research
The KTeV (Kaons at the TeVatron) collaboration completed our second and final round of data collection and continues to analyze this data. In these experiments, we probe matter-antimatter asymmetries via precision studies of two-pion decays of neutral Kaons (Fermilab E832) and look for "new physics" (physics beyond the Standard Model) by exploring a wide range of rare decay processes which result from the action of the weak nuclear force (Fermilab E799). At CERN, we have continued these lines of research through the experiments NA48/1 and NA48/2.
The MIPP (Main Injector Particle Production) experiment (Fermilab E907) is performing a comprehensive measurement of particle production with the Fermilab Main Injector. We were involved in preparing a Ring Imaging Cerenkov Counter (RICH) which has provided crucial particle identification in this experiment.
Some Items of Interest
My son Erik's daughter, Sophia
Marie (Sophie), was born June 25, 2007, and his son, Elijah
Dalton (Eli), on October 28, 2008.
Bonnie Boerger and I were married on July 11, 2009. We share a condominium with our pal Comet.
Mike & Lindsay’s daughter Chloe was born on September 12, 2008.
The new Bates
has been installed on the roof of the
Remembering two of my wonderful colleagues, I spoke at Simposio CINVESTAV -UNAM en Fisica de Altas Energias - In Memoriam Augusto García (1942-2009), Mexico, D.F., November 30, 2009 [slides-PDF] and Nicola Cabibbo Memorial Symposium, Sapienza - Università di Roma, Rome, Italy, November 12, 2010 [slides-PDF].
On September 28, 2011, I presented a Math/Physics/CS-IS Seminar at Elmhurst College titled The Geometry of the Universe [slides-PDF].
Annual Tri-Physics Meeting [ISPP - Physics West - Physics Northwest] Web page.
Join me for the Clarence Darrow Commemorative Ceremony held each year on March 13.
Rev. 02/05/2012 -- Comments and suggestions to Earl C. Swallow .