Western University Physics adn AstronomyWestern Science

Richard A. Holt, Professor

Ledgley

Contact Information

Office: PAB 232
Tel: (519) 661-2187
E-mail: rholt [at] uwo [dot] ca

Personal web page

Research Areas

Laboratory Astrophysics, Laser Spectroscopy, Atomic and Molecular Physics

Research Interests

  • Laboratory Astrophysics (Measurements of properties of atoms of importance to astrophysicists), including:
    • Atomic lifetimes and oscillator strengths
    • Hyperfine structure and isotope shifts
    • Absolute wavelengths
  • Experimental tests of precision calculations of relativistic and quantum electrodynamics effects in simple atomic systems
  • Fast-ion-beam laser spectroscopy

Teaching

  • UWO University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence
    • 2010-11
    • 2007-08
    • 2005-06

Awards

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • American Physical Society Outstanding Referee

Professional Activities

  • Member,Scientific Organizing Committee, 11th International Colloquium on Atomic Spectra and Oscillator Strengths for Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas (ASOS-11), Mons, Belgium, 5-9 August 2013
  • Member, Scientific Organizing Committee, 10th International Colloquium on Atomic Spectra and Oscillator Strengths for Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas (ASOS-10), Berkeley CA, 4-7 August 2010