Patrick Moylan, Ph.D.

patrick moylan
Professor, Physics
Woodland, 327
Penn State Abington
0213 Woodland Building
Abington, PA 19001

Educational Background

Ph.D.   Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX USA
M.A.   Physics,  The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX USA
B.A.  Physis, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX USA

Research Interests

Representation Theory, Deformation Theory and Contractions of Lie Groups and Lie
Algebras,  Quantum Groups and Superalgebras, Symmetries of Elementary Particles,
Conformal Relativity and Chronogeometry, Casimir Effect, Foundations of Special and
General Relativity.

Selected Recent Publications

Moylan, P. (2013) Casimir Energies for Spheres in n-dimensional
Minkowski Space and Generalized Bernoulli Polynomials.
Journal of Physics Conf. Ser.411 (2013) 012012, 411.

Moylan, P. (2013)  Generalized Bernoulli Polynomials
and the Casimir Effect in the Einstein Universe. in Lie Theory and Its
Applications in Physics. 36, V.K. Dobrev (Ed.) pp. 7. Japan: Springer-Verlag
(Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, Vol. 36)

Moylan, P. (2012) Models of Contractions. J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 343 012083, 343.

Teaching Interests and courses taught

Classical Mechanics, Classical Electromagnetism, General and Special Relativity,
Quantum Mechanics, Functional Analysis, Representation Theory

Major awards, grants, patents, other honors

MIT Mathematics Department: 1998-99  (research work with Bertram Kostant)

J.W. Fulbright Grant: 1995-96 (research and teaching at Czech Technical
University in Prague)

National Academy of Sciences (USA) Grant: 1987 (research work with V.K.
Dobrev at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, BG)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Grant: 1984-85 (research work at Max
Planck Institute for Physics & Astrophysics, Werner Heisenberg
Institute, Munich, Germany)

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