to the academic web presence of Dr. William
Robertson. I am a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
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
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
my Physics of the Didjeridu homepage and my BBC World
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!).
a broad range of subjects in optics and acoustics explored both
experimentally and through numerical simulation. Some key
of current interest are acoustic and photonic band gap materials,
acoustic metamaterials, fast
and slow wave phenomena (including superluminal sound), surface
excitations including surface plasmons and surface waves on photonic
label-free biosensing, signal processing of speech and musical sound
manipulation, and the design of innovative diffractive
link takes you
to a variety of pages about me, my wonderful wife Sharon, and the web
of our companion animals Blaze and Gypsy. Fun stuff is not
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.