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Bill Bassichis
TAMU College Station
Faculty: Professor

Bill Bassichis

MPHY 316 (main office)


Dr. Bassichis's research interests include nuclear theory with an 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. Professor Bassichis has been a member of the Texas A&M physics faculty since 1970. He was previously on the faculty at MIT and served as a staff scientist at Weizman Institute, Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires, Saclay, and at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. He received his B.S. degree at MIT and Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University in 1963, where he was a Corning Fellow. He is the author of the innovative general physics text for engineers and scientists titled Don't Panic.

Latest Publications

Matthew Dew, Jonathan Perry, Lewis Ford, William Bassichis, and Tatiana Erukhimova. “Gendered performance differences in introductory physics: A study from a large land-grant university.” Physical Review Physics Education Research, 17(1), Feb 2021.

William H. Bassichis. “A Simple Model of Initial Tension in Springs.” The Physics Teacher, 57(6), 400--402, Sep 2019.

O. Litt and W. H. Bassichis. “A modified Bogoliubov method applied to a simple boson model.” Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 190(1), 109--119, Jan 2017.

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