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William H. Bassichis


Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence

Department of Physics

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-4242

Office: MPHY 316

Phone: 979 845 3137

E-mail: bassichis@physics.tamu.edu

About Me

My research interests include nuclear theory with emphasis on many-body theory and the prediction of the properties of nuclei in terms of constituent interactions, nucleus-nucleus scattering theory, solar energy studies using flat plate collectors and the advantages of a vacuum environment. I have been a member of the Texas A&M physics faculty since 1970. I was previously on the faculty at MIT and served as a staff scientist at Weizman Institute, Centre d'Etudes Nucleaire, Saclay and at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. I received my B.S. degree at MIT and Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University in 1963, where I was a Corning Fellow. I'm the author of the innovative general physics text for engineers and scientists titled Don't Panic.

A User-Friendly Textbook series by William H. Bassichis

Don't Panic: A Guide to Introductory Physics for Students of Science and Engineering

(OR Publishing, Box 1472 College Station, TX 77841)

  • Volume I: Mechanics

  • Volume II: Electricity and Magnetism

  • Volume III: Thermodynamics and Optics