# TIBOR TORMA

# Research assistant professor and director of Kennon Observatory

**Department:** Department of Physics and Astronomy

**Work** Phone Number: (662) 915 - 5627

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****Postal Address**: Department of Physics and Astromomy, 208 Lewis Hall, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677

**Teaching at OleMiss**

**Physics:**

**213-214 (***Algebra-based physics for pre-med students***); 223-224 (***Physics laboratory for pre-med students***);**

**211-212 (***Algebra-based physics for engineering students***); 221-222 (***Physics laboratory for engineering students***);**

**621 (***Advanced electromagnetism (Jackson) ***); ****614 (***Advanced quantum field theory***).**

**Astronomy courses:**

**101 (***Large service courses, no laboratory***), 103-104 (***Large service courses including laboratory***);**

**503 (***Practical astronomy for teaching assistants***); ****504 (***Stellar structure***).**

**Astronomy laboratories:**

**• Coordination of all the 16 astronomy laboratories.**

**• Astronomical imaging program (***honors 104 and extra credit program 103/104***).**

**For details, check out the astronomy course home pages. They look pretty neat!**

**Teaching-related publications:**

**• ***Image Taking with a CCD Camera.* Text for honors projects.

**• ***Laboratory manuals for Astronomy 103, Astronomy 104, and Honors Astronomy 104.* Text for laboratories, updated every semester.

**• ***Quantization in Loop Quantum Gravity.* Review and introduction into the mathematical structure of LQG.

**• ***The Astronomy Teaching Assistant's Handbook.* For astronomy laboratory instructors.

#### Research Information:

Some of the fields in which I have worked are:

Higgs and technicolor phenomenology

Quantum gravity as a field theory, infrared divergences

The Gauge-Goldstone Equivalence Theorem

Taub-Nut spaces in axidilaton gravity

Quarkonium physics (B to J/psi, nu+p to J/psi)

Nonsupersymmetric extensions to the Standard Model: model building

Extraction of new physics from ttbar polarization at the Tevatron

The dynamics of chiral symmetry breaking: the role of instantons and four fermion condensates

The cosmological constant and field theory in extra dimensional scenarios

Semiclassical states in Loop Quantum Gravity
Here is a list of all my papers (with citations) on the net.