Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Matthew Collins

Dr Matthew Collins

BSc(Hons), PhD(UWS)

Dr Matthew Collins is a Senior Lecturer in Physics and Associate Head of School in the School of Dentistry and Heath Sciences and his teaching includes all aspects of physics taught within the school. Matt's PhD research was in the area of theoretical physics specifically mathematical modelling of laser/plasma interactions for use in inertial confinement laser fusion research. He was interested in this area because if fusion energy can be developed for commercial use it offers a secure long term source of energy with many environmental advantages. Matt has recently been working in the areas of quantum and astrophysics. Along with Dr. Allan Ernest he has been developing a quantum model (gravitational eigenstates) to explain the origin and nature of dark matter. The approach applies the principles of quantum mechanics to gravity to develop a quantum model for matter in a gravitational field.

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Matt has recently been working in the areas of quantum and astrophysics. Along with Dr. Allan Ernest he has been developing a quantum model (gravitational eigenstates) to explain the origin and nature of dark matter. The approach applies the principles of quantum mechanics to gravity to develop a quantum model for matter in a gravitational field.

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Physics teaching subjects include:

  • PHY101 Mechanics and Thermal Physics
  • PHY102 Electricity and Waves
  • PHY107 General Physics
  • PHY115 Physics for Medical Radiation Science
  • PHY215 Scientific Instrumentation I: Electronics
  • PHY216 Modern Physics
  • PHY299 Introduction to Astronomy
  • PHY301 Astrophysics
  • PHY302 Quantum Mechanics
  • PHY304 Relativity and Cosmology

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