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Dr. B. F. L. Ward

Dr. Ward

Distinguished Professor of Physics

BSB E.331, (254) 710-4878

Distinguished Professor of Physics


Ph.D.Physics Princeton University 1973
M.A.Physics Princeton University 1971
B.S.Mathematics Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1970
B.S.Physics Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1970


Dr. Ward joined the Baylor faculty as Distinguished Professor of Physics and the Chair of the Physics Department in August, 2003 and he remains at Baylor as Distinguished Professor of Physics. Prior to coming to Baylor he taught at University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1986-2003), Purdue University (1975-1978) and Princeton University (1973); he was a theoretical post-doctoral research associate at SLAC (1973-1975) and a visiting scientist at SLAC from 1978 2002. He has been a regular Short-Term Visitor to the TH Division, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, during 1986 -- 2010. He obtained his B.Sc. degrees in mathematics and physics from MIT prior to receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Princeton University. He was a Visiting Professor at the Werner-Heisenberg-Institut, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Munich, Germany during 2001 2002. He is a Fellow in the American Physical Society and is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Open Nuclear and Particle Physics Journal. He has international collaborations with colleagues in Germany, Poland, Russia and India. His hobbies include listening to music, watching/playing sports, and travelling.

Research Interests

Theoretical Particle Physics

Courses Taught

PHY 4374 - Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
PHY 5330 - Electromagnetic Theory I
PHY 5331 - Electromagnetic Theory II
PHY 5370 -Quantum Mechanics I
PHY 5371 -Quantum Mechanics II
PHY 6373 -Quantum Field Theory I
PHY 6374 -Quantum Field Theory II
PHY 6375 -Quantum Field Theory III

Recent Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Associates
Graduate Students
Chehyon Shio (1994)
Michael Melles (1995)
Samuel J. Joseph (2009)
Swapan Majhi (2005-2008)
Chris Glosser (2002-2003)
Wieszek Placzek (1994-1997)
Sun Kim (1994-1996)
Maciej Skrzypek (1991-1994)
Scott Yost (1991-1993)
Recent Publications

HERWIRI1.0(2): MC Realization of IR-Improvement for DGLAP-CS Parton Showers
with S. Joseph, S. Majhi, S.A. Yost, in press, Proc. DPF2009. arXiv:0910.0491

Planck Scale Cosmology and Resummed Quantum Gravity,
in press, Proc. DPF2009. arXiv:0910.0490

Hypergeometric functions, their e expansions and Feynman diagrams
with M. Yu. Kalmykov, B. A. Kniehl, S.A. Yost, published in Proc. Quarks-08. arXiv:0810.3238

Towards Exact Quantum Loop Results in the Theory of General Relativity,
Open Nucl. Part. Phys. J. 2, 1-16 (2009). hep-ph/0607198

IR-Improved DGLAP Theory: Kernels, Parton Distributions, Reduced Cross Sections,
Ann. of Phys. 323 (2008) 2147. arXiv: 0707.3424

Quark Masses and Resummation in Precision QCD Theory,
Phys. Rev. D78 (2008) 056001. arXiv:0707.2101

Planck Scale Cosmology in Resummed Quantum Gravity,
Mod. Phys. Lett. A23 (2008) 3299. arXiv:0808.3124

On the All-Order Epsilon-Expansion of Generalized Hypergeometric Functions with Integer Values of Parameters
with M. Yu. Kalmykov, S.A. Yost, J. High Energy Phys. 0711 (2007) 009. arXiv:0708.0803