I am currently teaching and doing research within the Siena College physics department.
My research activities span searches for violations of fundamental symmetries, tests of the quark model, direct dark matter detection, large-scale cosmology, and the computational challenges facing these fields.
I have been very fortunate to have a broad range of teaching experience, both in the classroom and in mentoring students on research projects.
As scientists, we have a responsibility to engage the public and educate them about our work and I enjoy initiating and contributing to these efforts.
My research tends to be computationally intensive, which is fine with me, as I'm very enthusiastic about computing challenges and developing tools to overcome them. I spend a fair amount of my time working with Python and learning about CUDA.
- "Cosmological Calculations on the GPU.", Bard and Bellis, et.al Astronomy and Computing (2013), Volume 1, code available at Github)
- "Searches for the baryon- and lepton-number violating decays B0→Λ+cℓ−, B−→Λℓ−, and B−→Λˉℓ−", BaBar Collaboration, Phys.Rev. D83 (2011) 091101
- "Differential cross sections and recoil polarizations for the reaction γp→K+Σ0", CLAS Collaboration, Phys.Rev. C82 (2010) 025202
- "Differential cross section and recoil polarization measurements for the γp→K+Λ reaction using CLAS at Jefferson Lab", CLAS Collaboration, Phys.Rev. C81 (2010) 025201
- "Differential cross sections for the reactions γp→pη and γp→pη'", CLAS Collaboration, Phys.Rev. C80 (2009) 045213
- "Partial wave analysis of the reaction gamma p ---> p omega and the search for nucleon resonances.", CLAS Collaboration, Phys.Rev. C80 (2009) 065209