Physics is an experimental science, driven by human interaction, backed up by provable and mathematically self-consistent theory. Professor Heinekamp tries to emphasize both aspects in his teaching. In his research, he strives to learn more about experimental techniques in collaboration with scientists doing x-ray diffraction work at Cornell University.
1975 B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Physics
1979 M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Physics
1985 Ph.D. Brown University, Physics
Heinekamp, S. "Diffraction Patterns of Tilted Smectic Liquid Crystal Phases" (in progress).
Heinekamp, S. & Pelcovits, R. "Spin-Correlation Function in the Two-Dimensional XY Model." Physics Review B 32 (1985): 4528 – 4538.
Heinekamp, S. & Pelcovits, R. "Dynamics of the Smectic-C to -A Transition in Freely Suspended Thin Films." Physics Review A 32 (1985): 2506 - 2509.
Heinekamp, S., Pelcovits, R., Fontes, E., Chen, E.Y., Pindak, R., and Meyer, R.B. "Smectic-C* to Smectic-A Transition in Variable-Thickness Liquid-Crystal Films: Order-Parameter Measurements and Theory." Physics Review Lett. 52 (1984): 1017 – 1020.
Fundamentals of Physics I, II, & III (lecture and lab)
Principles of Electronics (lecture and lab)
Introductory Astronomy (lecture and lab)
First-Year Experience: Approaches to the Liberal Arts
Junior-Level Electricity & Magnetism (Cornell University)