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Michael Weber

Associate Professor
Faculty of Sciences

McKay Classroom Building Room 140C

(808) 675-3810

Professional Development

  • 2003-Present Associate Professor, Brigham Young University – Hawaii
  • 1999-2003 Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University – Hawaii
  • 1992-1999 Health Physicist, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • 1988-1992 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of California, Irvine
  • 1988 Ph.D., Physics, University of Michigan
  • 1984 M.S., Physics, University of Michigan
  • 1982 B.S., Physics, Brigham Young University

Research Interests

  • Physics education

Current Classes

  • ASTR 104 – Astronomy
  • OCEN 201 – Oceanography
  • PHYS 100 – Conceptual Physics
  • PHYS 121/L – General Physics I and Laboratory
  • PHYS 122/L – General Physics II and Laboratory
  • PHYS 221/L – General Physics III and Laboratory
  • REL 212 – New Testament II

Publications

Presentations:

  • Poster presentation, “The Usefulness of Mathematics Pretests in Introductory Calculus-Based Physics Courses” at the American Association of Physics Teachers' Summer 2009 Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, July 25-29, 2009.
  • Invited talk entitled “Teaching Physics in the 21st Century” at the QuarkNet New Physics Teachers Workshop, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI, August 4, 2007.
  • Poster presentation (with Keith Peterson), “The BYUH Freshman Learning Community,” The 19th International Conference on the First-Year Experience, Toronto, Canada, July 24-27, 2006.
  • Contributed talk entitled “Successes with Polynesian University Students” at the American Association of Physics Teachers' Summer 2005 Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, August 6-10, 2005.
  • Contributed talk entitled “Physics Olympics – Do’s, Don’ts, and Costs” at the American Association of Physics Teachers' Summer 2004 Conference, Sacramento, CA, July 31-August 3, 2004.
  • Invited talk entitled “The Double Slit Experiment - An Introduction to Quantum Physics,” BYU Hawaii Honors Program Colloquium, March 10, 2004.
  • Invited talk entitled “Teaching Physics in the 21st Century,” University of Hawaii, Manoa, February 6, 2003.
  • Contributed talk entitled “OK, JiTT Is Great, But How Do I Actually Do It?" American Association of Physics Teachers' Summer 2002 Conference, Boise State University, Boise, ID, August 6, 2002.
  • Contributed talk entitled “A Dobsonian Telescope Mount For Small Telescopes,” with Dr. Jay Wrathall, Hawaiian Astronomical Society, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI, June 4, 2002.
  • Seminar entitled “Active Learning and Interactive Lectures,” Hawaii Section, American Association of Physics Teachers, Windward Community College, Kaneohe, HI, November 17, 2001.
  • Contributed talk entitled “A University Professor's Foray into Teaching High School Physics,” American Association of Physics Teachers' Summer 2001 Conference, Rochester, N.Y., July 23, 2001.
  • Seminar entitled “Active Learning and Interactive Lectures,” Liahona High School, Nuku’alofa, Tonga, June 27, 2001.
  • Seminar entitled “Active Learning and Interactive Lectures,” Mathematics and Sciences Division, BYU Hawaii, June 15, 2000.
  • Seminar entitled “Physics Problem Solving,” Liahona High School, Nuku’alofa, Tonga, June 26, 2001.
  • Invited talk entitled “Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity,” Liahona High School, Nuku’alofa, Tonga, June 26, 2001.
  • Invited "cracker barrel" discussion on new faculty members' concerns, American Association of Physics Teachers' Summer 2000 Conference, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, July 31, 2000.
  • Invited talk entitled “My Experiences as a New Faculty Member at a Small University,” American Association of Physics Teachers' Summer 2000 Conference, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, July 31, 2000.
  • Invited talk entitled “Precision Measurements of Charmonium States Formed in Anti-Proton – Proton Annihilation, Fermilab E760,”Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory, Waxahachie, TX, 1991.
  • Invited talk entitled “Fermilab E743, D Meson Production in 800‑GeV/c pp Collisions,” The University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, 1988.

Publications:

  • Science and Communities: Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity, in World Communities: A Multidisciplinary Reader, Pearson Custom Publishing, Boston, 2002.
  • Two-Body Neutral Final States Produced in Anti-Proton – Proton Annihilations at 2.911 =< √ s =< 3.686 GeV. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Rev. D56:2509‑2531, 1997.
  • Measurement of the Branching Ratios psi e+ e-, psi → e+ e-, J / psi pi pi, and psi → J / psi eta. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Rev. D55:1153‑1158, 1997.
  • Observation of the Radiative Decay J / psi → e+ e- gamma. By E760 Collaboration (T. A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Rev. D54:7067-7070, 1996.
  • Precision Measurements of Anti-Proton – Proton Forward Elastic Scattering Parameters in the 3.7-GeV/c to 6.2-GeV/c Region. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Lett. B385:479-486, 1996.
  • Study of the Eta(C) (S Wave Singlet) State of Charmonium Formed in Anti-Proton – Proton Annihilations and a Search for the Eta(C)‑Prime (S Wave Doublet). By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Rev. D52:4839‑4854, 1995.
  • Charmonium Formation in Anti-Proton – Proton Annihilation by Experiment E760. By E760 Collaboration (A. Ceccucci et al.). Published in Nucl. Phys. A558:259c‑268c, 1993.
  • Measurement of the Gamma Gamma Partial Width of the Chi(2) Charmonium Resonance. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 70:2983‑2991, 1993.
  • Production of the F2 (1520) Resonance in Anti-Proton – Proton Annihilations at √s = 2980‑MeV and 3526‑MeV. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Lett. B307:399‑402, 1993.
  • Study of the Angular Distribution of the Reaction. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Rev. D48:3037‑3044, 1993.
  • Evidence for Eta Eta Resonances in Anti-Proton – Proton Annihilations at 2950 < √ s < 3620‑MeV. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Lett. B307:394‑398, 1993.
  • Measurement of the Proton Electromagnetic Form‑Factors in the Timelike Region at 8.9‑GeV2 ‑ 13‑GeV2. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 70:1212‑1215, 1993.
  • Measurement of the J / psi and psi' Resonance Parameters in Anti-Proton – Proton Annihilation. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Rev. D47:772‑783, 1993.
  • Recent Results from Fermilab Experiment 760: Charmonium Formation By Anti-Proton – Proton Annihilation. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Sov. J. Nucl. Phys. 55:811‑817, 1992.
  • A New Measurement of the Proton Electromagnetic Form‑Factor in the Time-Like Region at High‑Energy. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Sov. J. Nucl. Phys. 55:865‑867, 1992.
  • Observation of the P Wave Singlet State of Charmonium. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 69:2337‑2340, 1992.
  • Precision Measurements of Charmonium States Formed in Anti-Proton – Proton Annihilation. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 68:1468‑1471, 1992.
  • Study of the Chi(1) and Chi(2) Charmonium States Formed in Anti-Proton – Proton Annihilations. By E760 Collaboration (T.A. Armstrong et al.). Published in Nucl. Phys. B373:35‑54, 1992.
  • High Precision Charmonium Spectroscopy at Fermilab. By E760 Collaboration (D. Bettoni et al.). Published in Les Arcs 1991, Proceedings, High Energy Hadronic Interactions 493‑499, 1991.
  • Charmonium Spectroscopy from Anti-Proton – Proton Annihilations. By E760 Collaboration (M. Macri et al.). Published in Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 21:400‑411, 1991.
  • The E760 Lead Glass Central Calorimeter: Design and Initial Test Results. By E760 Collaboration (L. Bartoszek et al.). Published in Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A301:47‑60, 1991.
  • Searching For Higgs at SSC. By R. Thun et al. Published in Berkeley SSC Workshop 1987:78, 1988.
  • D‑Meson Production in 800‑GeV/c pp Interactions. By LEBC‑MPS Collaboration (R. Ammar et al.). Published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 61:2185‑2188, 1988.
  • D Meson Production in 800‑GeV/c pp Collisions. By Michael F. Weber (U. Michigan). UMI‑89‑07165‑MC (Microfiche), 1988. 128 pp. Ph.D. Thesis.
  • Inclusive Charm Cross‑Sections in 800‑GeV/c pp Interactions. By LEBC‑MPS Collaboration (R. Ammar et al.). Published in Phys. Lett. 183b:110, 1987, Erratum‑Ibid.192b:478, 1987.
  • Multiplicity of Charged Particles in 800‑GeV pp Interactions. By LEBC‑MPS Collaboration (R. Ammar et al.). Published in Phys. Lett. 178b:124‑128, 1986.
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