Dr. Edward N. Glass
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Dr. Gordon W. Drake, Chair
Ms. Petrona Parungo, Secretary
Department of Physics
Room 288-3 Essex Hall North
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone (519) 253-3000 ext. 2647
Fax (519) 973-7075
Faculty & Staff Information Sheet
First Name: Edward N.
Last Name: Glass
Degrees: B.S. (Carnegie-Mellon), M.S., Ph.D. (Syracuse)-1974
Employee Type: Faculty
Rank/Job Title: Professor
Office Location: 289-6 ESSX
Office Ext.: 2658
Web site: http://www.cs.uwindsor.ca/units/phys/eg/glass.htm
Research Interests and Current Projects:
THEORY OF RELATIVITY AND ITS APPLICATIONS
General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics
The vast strides made in recent years in space exploration, coupled with dramatic findings of radio and optical astronomers, have focused attention dramatically on the realm of astrophysics. Terminology such as neutron star, quasars and black holes are familiar even to the non-scientific community. All the indications are that Mother Nature is capable of coming up with anything that theoretical astrphysicists can devise. The Windsor group has been active in the area of relativity and cosmology for many years.
Curved spacetime and its associated strong gravitational fields are governed by Einstein's field equations and are studied in different physical regimes. Cosmology takes the entire physical universe as its subject matter. The models under study take clusters of galaxies as the points of the cosmological system, in a soup of primordial black-body radiation and other radiation fields.
Stars and star clusters in gravitational collapse form an important topic of research, as does the gravitational radiation emitted from such systems. When very massive stars reach their final evolutionary stages, they either form neutron stars or continue to collapse to the black hole stage. The final steady-state configurations are described by stationary solutions of Einstein's equations.
A seperate but equally important research area in concerned with the overlap between the quantum and gravitational features of elementary systems. It is part of the ongoing program to discover a unified picture of all basic interactions.
Fractal Scales in a Schwarzschild Atmosphere (with J.P. Krisch), Class.
Quan. Grav. vol 17, 2611 (2000).
Schwarzschild Atmospheric Processes: A Classical Path to the Quantum (with
J.P. Krisch), Gen. Rel. Grav. vol 32, 735 (2000).
Scale symmetries of spherical string fluids (with J.P. Krisch), J. Math.
Phys. vol 40, 4056 (1999).
Two-fluid atmosphere for relativistic stars (with J.P. Krisch), Class.
Quan. Grav. vol 16, 1175 (1999).
Taub Numbers and Asymptotic Invariants, Chapter 16 in "On Einstein's Path"
Solutions of Penrose's Equation (with Jonathan Kress), J. Math. Phys.
vol 40, 309 (1999).
Radiation and String Atmosphere for Relativistic Stars (with J.P. Krisch),
Phys. Rev. vol D57, R5945 (1998).
Taub numbers at future null infinity III (with M. Naber), Class. Quan.
Grav. vol 14, 1899 (1997).
Taub numbers at future null infinity II (with M. Naber), J. Math. Phys. 35, 5969 (1994).
Gravitational mass anomaly (with M. Naber), J. Math. Phys. 35, 4178 (1994).
Taub numbers extended to Einstein-Maxwell space-time (with M. Naber), J. Math. Phys. 35, 1834 (1994).
Taub numbers at future null infinity, Phys. Rev. D47, 474 (1993).