## Dr. Rainer Dick, P.Phys.ProfessorDepartment of Physics & Engineering Physics Telephone: (306) 966-6443 Facsimile: (306) 966-6400 E-mail: rainer.dick AT usask.ca Diplom-Physiker, University of Stuttgart (Germany) 1987
Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Ph.D.), University of Hamburg (Germany) 1990 Dr.rer.nat.habil. (Habilitation), University of Munich (Germany) 1998 ## Research Interests:
- Particle Astrophysics Theory
in particular dark matter candidates from theories beyond the standard model and sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays
- Particle Physics Theory
in particular implications and signatures of dynamical couplings in gauge theories
- Gravitation and Cosmology
in particular cosmological implications of modifications of Einstein gravity
- Low-dimensional systems in nanotechnology and condensed matter physics
A list comprising most of my publications (except those in condensed matter physics) can be found in SPIRES.
## Mentoring and teaching:
- Current graduate students:
Daryl Janzen, Fred Sage, Kai Wunderle.
- In term 1 I will teach the following classes:
- ASTR 102.3: Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology
- PHYS 251.3/252.3: Relativistic Mechanics and Quantum Physics/Foundations of Modern Physics
- In term 2 I will teach the following classes:
- ASTR 411.3: Gravitation and Cosmology
- PHYS 833.3: General Relativity and Gravitation
## Other classes that I have taught at UofS:
- PHYS 111.6: General Physics
- PHYS 403.3: Techniques of Theoretical Physics II
- ASTR 411.3: Gravitation and Cosmology
- PHYS 498.3: String Theory
- PHYS 481.3: Quantum Mechanics II
- PHYS 883.3: Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 894.3: Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics: Advanced Cosmology
- PHYS 894.3: Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics: String Theory
I am also Chair of the Undergraduate Affairs Committee in Physics & Engineering Physics. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our interesting programs. |