### Seminars & Events

**Natural Science & Mathematics Colloquium**

Most Wednesdays at 4:40 in Schaefer 106

For updates, like the Colloquium on Facebook.

### Program Highlight

The Physics Club organizes many activities for all students who enjoy physics.

### SMP Spotlight

Brian Tennyson (2011), "Dynamics of Probability Fluid in Quantum Mechanics," (Mentor: Dr. Katsunori Mita)

Brian received the 2011 Department Award in Physics. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Physics at Yale University.

## Katsunori Mita, PhD

Professor of Physics

**Departments: **Physics**Office: **Schaefer 238**Email: **kmita@smcm.edu**Phone: **(240) 895-4349

#### Education:

National College of Technology

B.A. in Physics and Mathematics, St. Olaf College

Ph.D. in Physics, Iowa State University

#### Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

#### Courses Taught:

- Basic Physics
- Descriptive Astronomy
- Physics of Sound
- College Physics
- General Physics
- Space-time and Relativity
- Mechanics
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Modern Physics
- Quantum Mechanics
- Mathematical Methods of Physics
- and many others

#### Research Interests

#### Recent Papers

"Virtual Probability Current Associated with the Spin" American Journal of Physics **68**, 259 (2000)

“Dispersion of non-Gaussian, free particle wave packets” American Journal of Physics **75**, 950 (2007)