Michael Wood, PhD Assistant Professor

Michael Wood, PhD

Office: HO-120A
Phone: 888-2426
E-mail: wood5@canisius.edu

Michael Wood, PhD knew at the age of fourteen years old that he wanted to study nuclear and particle physics. He received his Bachelor's of Science from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (a fine Physics Department and a great basketball program), he received his MS and PhD for the study of proton-deuteron elastic scattering at low energies. For his post-doctoral work, he conducted experiments on meson production at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), a Department of Energy national laboratory in Newport News, VA. He joined the faculty at Canisius College in 2008. He continues his research at TJNAF with a grant from the Research Corporation to study the properties of the rho, omega, and phi mesons in nuclei. Every summer he takes his research students to TJNAF to tour the facility and meet other particle physicists. He has published papers in Physical Review LettersPhysical Review C, and The Physics Teacher. For the Honors program, he is teaching a course on the "Theory of Almost Everything", an introduction to the unification of all fundamental forces