Michael Grady

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Michael Grady

Professor and Chair

Department of Physics

SUNY College at Fredonia

Director of Cooperative


  • Rockefeller University, Ph.D. 1982
  • University of Washington, MS, 1978
  • University of Michigan, BGS, 1973
Research Interests:
  • Lattice Field Theory
  • Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
  • Strong Interactions
  • Non-Perturbative Methods
  • The Early Universe
Teaching Interests and Specialties:
  • Lab and Lecture Demonstration Based Instruction
  • Thermal Physics
  • Acoustics
  • Optics
  • Computer Spreadsheet Applications in Education
Selected Publications:

(most available electronically from Physics Preprint Archive, http://arxiv.org)

  • "Reconsidering gauge-Higgs continuity", hep-lat/0507037, Physics Letters B, 626, 161 (2005).
  • "Critical or tricritical point in mixed-action SU(2) lattice gauge theory?", hep-lat/0404015, Nuclear physics B, 713, 204 (2005).
  • "Evidence for layered symmetry breaking in SU(2) lattice gauge theory", hep-lat/0409163.
  • "Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Gravity, and Approximate Lorentz Invariance from a Classical Phase-Boundary Universe", hep-th/0104237 (to appear as Ch. 3 in "Trends in Quantum Gravity Research," NOVA Science Publishers, 2006).
  • "Gauge Invariant SO(3)-Z2 Monopole as Possible Source of Confinement in SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory" hep-lat/9806024.
  • "Universe as a Phase Boundary in a Four-Dimensional Euclidean Space", gr-qc/9805076.
  • "Monopole Loop Distribution and Confinement in SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory", hep-lat/9802035, Physics Letters B, 455, 239 (1999).
  • "Monopole Loop Suppression and Loss of Confinement in Restricted-Action SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory", hep-lat/9801016.
  • "Deconfinement from Action Restriction", Nuclear Physics B (Proc. Suppl.) 53, 599 (1997) (LATTICE 96).
  • "Finite Temperature Phase Transition in SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory with Extended Action" (with Rajiv Gavai and Manu Mathur), Nuclear Physics B 423, 123 (1994).
  • "Can a Logarithmically Running Coupling Mimic a String Tension?", Physical Review D 50, 6009 (1994).
  • "Cabibbo Mixing from Strong-interaction Condensates", Nuovo Cimento 105A, 1065 (1992).
  • "Spurious First-Order Phase Transitions from Topological Effects on the Lattice", Nuclear Physics B 365, 699 (1991).
Other Interests:

Contact me at:

NEW phone:(716)-673-4624, fax (716)-673-3347, or e-mail at grady@fredonia.edu

Michael Grady

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