Graduate level mechanics, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2021
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Munoz group and friends. We went out for a hike and put some stuff on the grill to eat.
Our group and particularly our work at Berkeley Lab with Bert de Jong were featured in the wonderful article by Keri Troutman ‘SRP Program Benefits UTEP Researchers in Materials Science and Beyond’ published in Berkeley Lab’s Computing Science Research News. Read it here.
Lizbeth San Martin interviewed Jorge about his career path, job responsabilities and success, working with students at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and being one, and what makes him tick. Based on this, she wrote an article in Spanish for The Prospector, which is UTEP’s student newspaper. Read it here.
Send away for Homero and Valeria at Corralitos.
Munoz group and friends. We went out to iFly.
Jorge was selected to be part of the 2022 class of Cotrell Scholars by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) and receive $100,000 to be used towards research and teaching. The title of his proposal was “Fast and Accurate Computation of Anharmonic Phonons in Polymorphic Materials” and aims to develop methods and computational tools to compute anharmonic force constants for several materials from quantum mechanics, from which many functional properties can be predicted. The press release from RCSA is here. A non-technical explanation of the project is here. An article published by UTEP Communications is here.
The patent titled “Entropic clustering of objects” was granted today by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with number 11,238,308. It describes a method to perform cluster analysis using mathematical graphs and some ideas from thermodynamics and simulated annealing. The owner of this patent is Intel Corporation and the inventor is Jorge Munoz. Check it out here.
Munoz group. We had some pizza and went to a Beatles concert afterwards.
Thermodynamics of astronomical objects and events
Development of machine learning algorithms and applications
Materials theory and computational methods
Upper-division astrophysics, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2020
This course is available for free on kudu.com upon request. It consists of twenty-nine 90-minute lectures and corresponding lecture notes. It covers all chapters of “Lectures on Astrophysics” by Steven Weinberg, although some parts are simplified, particularly those involving general relativity. This course was taught in Fall 2020 at The University of Texas of El Paso. Send an email if you are interested in getting access.
Upper-division thermal physics, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2021
This course closely follows Thermal Physics by Kittel and Kroemer and covers the first 10 chapters. Twenty-seven recorded lectures are available here. Lecture notes and other relevant materials can be found here.
Graduate-level mechanics, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2021
This course is available for free on kudu.com upon request. It consists of twenty-seven 90-minute lectures and corresponding lecture notes. It covers the first six chapters of “Classical Mechanics” by Goldstein, Poole, & Safko. This course was taught in Fall 2021 at The University of Texas of El Paso. Send an email if you are interested in getting access.
Lower-division calculus-based introductory mechanics for scientists and engineers, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2022
Detailed solutions to about 140 homework problems have been recorded and uploaded to YouTube. It includes the main topics in the standard curriculum: kinematics, forces, conservation of energy, conervation of momentum, and all the rotational analogues. Several of my Teaching Assistants have contributed to this effort over several semesters.