Florida State University

Joseph Francis Owens, III

Office Address:
Department of Physics
Florida State University
77 Chieftan Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4350

Phone: (850)644-4765
Fax: (850)644-6735
E-mail: owens[at]hep.fsu.edu

Guenter Schwarz Professor of Physics
Distinguished Research Professor

BS:Worcester Polytechnic Institute. (1968)
PhD: Tufts University. (1973)
Here is my curriculum vitae in .ps or .pdf format.

Research Interest: theoretical high energy physics, perturbative QCD calculations, collider physics

Here is a link to the CTEQ Collaboration home page. (CTEQ is an acronym for Coordinated Theoretical-Experimental Project on QCD.
It is a group of twenty-four theorists and experimentalists with a common interest in topics related to quantum chromodynamics.)
Courses Taught Recently:
PHZ-5354: High Energy Physics I (Spring 1996, Spring 1998, Fall 2001, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016)
PHY-3101: Intermediate Modern Physics (Fall 1996, Spring 1997, Fall 1997)
PHY-4323/5326 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism (Fall 1998, Fall 1999, Fall 2000)
PHY-4324/5327 Advanced Electricity & Magnetism (Spring 1999, Spring 2000, Spring 2001)
PHZ-4390 Introduction to Particle and Nuclear Physics (Spring 2002)
PHY-4604/5607 Quantum Theory of Matter A (Fall 2002, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2006
PHY-4605/5608 Quantum Theory of Matter B (Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007)
PHZ-4601/5606 Special and General Theories of Relativity (Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015 Fall 2016)
PHY-5667 Quantum Field Theory A (Fall 2008)

Personal Data:
Born: September 23, 1946
Family: two children, three grandchildren
Hobbies: Flying, Aerobatics, R/C Models, RC Precision Aerobatic Competition, Lionel Trains

Check here to see some Young Eagles pictures from various EAA Chapter 445 Young Eagles Rallies.


Getting ready for my first contest flight at Bartow, Florida, July 1995.
The plane is a CAP-10, N10MU, from Mudry Aviation. I took second in Basic.


This is my Skylane, N9214G, during a trip to Cedar Key, Florida.


This is my new American Standard Fender Stratocaster.
I play it through my 1965 Fender Bassman with Nanoverb and Ibanez TS-7 effects boxes.
"Still rockin'!"

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