Mathematics & Physics

Faculty

Dr. Peter BergDr. Peter Berg

Professor of Mathematics & Physics, Department Chair
Physik Diplom, University of Muenster (WWU), Germany
Ph.D., University of Bristol

Office: Library 2-152
Phone: 780-679-1514
Fax: 780-679-1590
E-mail: pberg@ualberta.ca

Personal website

Peter Berg joined the Department of Science in 2015, following academic appointments in Canada and Norway. His research interests lie at the interface of applied mathematics and theoretical physics, especially as it relates to electro-kinetic fluid flows in electro-chemical energy devices such as fuel cells. Peter has taught a variety of mathematics and physics courses over the years, with a focus on classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, fluid dynamics and differential equations.


Dr. Ian BloklandDr. Ian Blokland

Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics
B.Sc. (Hons.), University of Calgary
M.Sc., University of Alberta
Ph.D., University of Alberta

Office: Faith & Life 2-310
Phone: 780.679.1519
Fax: 780.679.1590
E-mail: irb@ualberta.ca

Dr. Blokland has received many awards during his time as a student at the Universities of Alberta and Calgary. He conducts research on theoretical particle physics, specifically on perturbative quantum field theory. He has published several articles in journals such as Phys. Rev. D, Phys Rev. Lett, and Nuclear Physics. He has coordinated past physics olympiads, is a marathon runner, and grew up in Stettler.


Dr. Bill HackbornDr. Bill Hackborn

Professor of Mathematics and Computing Science
B.Math., honours, University of Waterloo
M.Sc., University of Toronto
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Office: Classroom Bldg., C152
Phone: 780.679.1106
Fax: 780.679.1590
E-mail: hackborn@ualberta.ca
Personal website

Dr. Hackborn came to Augustana in 1984. His teaching areas include calculus, linear algebra, mathematical modelling, numerical methods, and computer database systems. Dr. Hackborn likes to impress upon students both the utility and beauty of mathematics, and the important role mathematics has played in the development of the modern world. His research interests include applied mathematics (especially fluid dynamics) and chaos theory (the study of the surprising patterns and apparent randomness present in some basic processes of the natural world).


Dr. Gerhard LotzDr. Gerhard Lotz, Associate Professor (Mathematics and Physics)
B.Sc., University of Alberta
Ph.D., University of Alberta

Office: Classroom Bldg., C171
Phone: 780.679.1521
Fax: 780.679.1590
Email: glotz@ualberta.ca
Website

Gerhard Lotz teaches courses in all areas of physics and some areas of mathematics. His research involves trying to better understand the nature of the atomic nucleus. He is an avid runner and coaches the very successful Augustana Cross Country Running team.


Dr. Jeremy SylvestreDr. Jeremy Sylvestre

Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.Sc. (Eng.), Queen's University
M.Sc., University of Toronto
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Office: HB 1-07
Phone: 780.679.1586
Fax: 780.679.1590
Email: jsylvest@ualberta.ca

Jeremy Sylvestre teaches a range of mathematics courses, with a focus on algebra. His main area of research is the representation theory of algebraic groups defined over a p-adic field. Jeremy has more hobbies than are practical, including cooking, gardening, electronics, and music.