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Contact Information:
Dr. W. M. Robertson
MTSU Box X-116
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Ph. (615) 898-5837
FAX. (615) 898-5303


 Dr. William Robertson:
Teaching and Research Resources
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Welcome to the academic web presence of Dr. William Robertson. I am a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and a faculty member in the Computational Science Program at Middle Tennessee State University. If you're a student looking for course web pages follow the teaching link.  This link also takes you to my Physics of Music pages which are of more general interest as they include some on-line audio demonstrations as well as my Physics of the Didjeridu homepage and my BBC World Service Radio interview.  If you are intersted in my acoustics work you can check out my YouTube video that covers both my Physics of Music course and my sound faster than light experiment (not as crazy as it sounds--see my publications!).

My research interests cover a broad range of subjects in optics and acoustics explored both experimentally and through numerical simulation.  Some key areas of current interest are acoustic and photonic band gap materials, acoustic metamaterials, fast and slow wave phenomena (including superluminal sound), surface electromagnetic excitations including surface plasmons and surface waves on photonic crystals, label-free biosensing, signal processing of speech and musical sound manipulation, and the design of innovative diffractive optics. 

The Personal link takes you to a variety of pages about me, my wonderful wife Sharon, and the web pages of our companion animals  Blaze and Gypsy. Fun stuff is not otherwise categorizable fun things. Publications is a list of my publications. Links is a collection of interesting web links. Note that moving your mouse over my picture lets you celebrate (a) my national origin (Canada) and (b) my interest in large mammals.

Enjoy my pages. Drop me e-mail if you have any questions or suggestions.