QuarkNet 2001 photo An interesting use of units (click on photos for enlarged version)
Department Chair, (2001-2007; 2010 -- 2015)
Co-Spokesperson, CTEQ Collaboration (2010 - 2014)
2010 Dedman Distinguished Professor
DESY Theorist of the Week: March 2010
2009-2010: President, SMU Faculty Senate
2009 SMU Ford Fellowship Recipient
Director of the Dallas Regional Science Fair (2000-Present)
Recipient, SMU "M" Award
"This is the most highly coveted recognition given to students, faculty, staff, and administrators for service to the University."
2007 Sam Taylor Fellowship
2006 SMU Distinguished University Citizen Award
2005 American Physical Society Fellow
2000 Recipient, President's Associates Outstanding Faculty Award
short bio or
my full Curriculum Vitae
SMU Faculty Senate: Temporary Document Repository
The Future of QCD at the Tevatron:
P5-A: Parton Distributions, Spin and Resummation Sub-Group
E1-C: Retro/Exotic Neutrino Interactions
E4-B: Snowmass 2001: Hadron Benchmarks Working Group
The CTEQ Pedagogical Page
|Fredrick Olness SMU Physics, Box 0175 Dallas, TX 75275-0175|
|Fredrick Olness 3215 Daniels Ave. Fondren Science Building, Rm.102 Dallas, TX 75275-0175|
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The fine print: Information current as of April 2011; subject to disclaimer.
My research is in elementary particle physics phenomenology, at the interface between theory and experiment. Specifically, I study Quantum Chromodynamics (the fundamental force that binds nuclei) to help answer the questions: What are the fundamental building blocks of nature, and what holds them together?
work is supported in part by a DOE
grant, and I have received continuous funding since 1992. I was
awarded an TNRLC/SSC Fellowship in 1993, and am an active member of
the CTEQ collaboration--a
novel collaboration of theorists and experimentalists.
I was elected an APS Fellow in 2005 for "For significant contributions to understanding nucleon structure and heavy quark production in perturbative quantum chromodynamics." Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in The American Physical Society.
Fort Worth Star-telegram article by Jim Chambless (Sept. 27, 2008) in PDF format.
Bringing the excitement of High Energy Physics to high school science students.
Science By Mail: See what my junior science colleagues have designed
2014 Physics Newsletter (1.4M PDF File)
2013 Physics Newsletter (2.0M PDF File)
2011 Physics Newsletter (1.5M PDF File)
2009 Physics Newsletter (850K PDF File)
2008 Physics Newsletter (530K PDF File)
2003-2004 Physics Newsletter (1.3M PDF File)
Winter 2003 Dedman Newsletter (236K PDF File)
2002-2003 Physics Newsletter (401K PDF File)
Physics Newsletter (100K PDF File)
"The demonstrations were wonderfully choreographed and established visual images with many of the fundamental interactions in physics," said Shalini Nair, [WISE] club president and electrical engineering major. "These demonstrations will provide a basis for understanding that the girls can call upon throughout their years in school."
Physics Circus Pictures Here
Description of Physics Circus from Dedman Newsletter (PDF format, 61K)
Excerpt from SMU Daily Campus: Friday, March 30, 2001, "SMU brings science to kids" by Reed M. Johnson
Physics Circus: Lecture w/ Audience Participation
From Imagination to Discovery: Quest for the fundamental structure of nature
Music and Physics: Lecture & Demonstration
Preparing for a Science Fair: A Judge's Perspective
The Group Theory of Rubik's Cube: An application of mathematics
Mathematica for Physics:
by R. Zimmerman & F. Olness
Flyer with information about the textbook: Mathematica for Physics: by R. Zimmerman & F. Olness
Mathematica for Physics: Web materials related to our text, sample notebooks, etc.
CLATE'98 Conference Materials: Web materials related my course taught at this conference.
Fall 2014: Physics 1320/3320 & MPSY 5340 Musical Acoustics
Fall 2012: Physics 6321 Graduate Mechanics
Fall 2012: Physics 1320/3320 & MPSY 5340 Musical Acoustics
Spring 2012: Physics 1320/3320 & MPSY 5340 Musical Acoustics
Fall 2010: Physics 1320/3320 & MPSY 5340 Musical Acoustics
Fall 2009: Physics 1320/3320 & MPSY 5340 Musical Acoustics
Fall 2009: Physics 6321 Graduate Mechanics