Christopher A.
Aubin.
Assistant Professor of Physics. B.S., University of
Dallas,
M.A., Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis. Department
of Physics, Fordham College at Rose Hill. Office:

Fordham
University
441 E. Fordham Road
Freeman Hall Room 111B
Bronx, New York 10458

Email:

caubin@fordham.edu

Phone:

(718)
817-5620

Fax:

(718)
817-4167

Subjects Taught:

Electricity
&
Magnetism

Thermodynamics
&
Statisical
Mechanics
Physics I & II Lab

Biography:

After
receiving my PhD in St. Louis, I made my way to New York for a
post-doctoral position with the High Energy Theory group at Columbia
University, where I stayed for three years. In addition to doing
research while there, I realized that New York was the city for me.
Sadly though, given that the position was term limited, I had to leave
the city for a position as a
research scientist
at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. I was
there for three years, both in a research and teaching capacity, before
being able to finally return to New York for the start of my position
here at Fordham.

Current
Interests
and
Research:

My primary area of research is in theoretical high energy physics,
specifically an area called "Lattice QCD." QCD stands for
"Quantum Chromodynamics," which is the fundamental theory that
describes the strong nuclear force. The "Lattice" part refers to the
fact that we perform large-scale numerical simulations by making the
space and time coordinates into discrete variables (restricting
particles to move on a grid, or a lattice). This requires
supercomputers and clusters much greater than any desktop computer, and
these exist at various centers and labs around the country.

The
primary purpose of this research is to understand fundamentally how the
universe works, by studying how the most fundamental particles (called quarks)
interact with each other. These constituents make up all of the matter
we see around us, and so this problem is a rather difficult one, and
definitely will not be solved anytime soon.

Recent
Publications:

Journal and Ejournal Articles:

"A
new approach for Delta form factors," arXiv:1010.0202 [hep-lat],
invited talk given at the conference on Mesons and Nucleons (MENU) 2010.

"The Neutral kaon mixing parameter B(K) from unquenched
mixed-action lattice QCD," Phys Rev D81
(2010)
014507.

"Lattice
studies of hadrons with heavy flavors," arXiv:0909.2686 [hep-lat],
plenary talk given at the International Conference on Lattice Field
Theory, 2009.

"Magnetic Moments of Delta and Omega- Baryons with
Dynamical Clover Fermions," Phys Rev
D79 (2009) 051502.