William D. McGlinn

Professor Emeritus
Theoretical Physics

B.S., University of Kansas, 1952
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1959

Address: NSH 321
Phone: (574-63)1-7125
Fax: (574-63)1-5952

Research Interests

Prof. McGlinn’s area of research is theoretical physics with emphasis on applications of symmetry principles. His current research interests include: (1) the structure of infinite dimensional Lie algebras (Kac-Moody and Virasoro algebras in particular) that have applications to two- dimensional phase transitions and string theory; and (2) the spin-statistics connection arising from the topology of classical configuration space.

Selected Publications

“A Streamlined Highest Weight Derivation of the Bilinear Virasoro Centre,” N. Gorman, L. O’Raifeartaigh, and W. McGlinn, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 4, 18, 1789-1796 (1989).

“Topological Spin-Statistics Theorems for Strings,” A.P. Balachandran, W.D. McGlinn, L. O’Raifeartaigh, S. Sen, R.D. Sorkin, and A.M. Srivastava, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 7, 16, 1427-1442 (1992).

“Virasoro Operators for Arbitrarily Twisted Kac-Moody Algebras,” M. McGettrick, N. Gorman, L. O’Raifeartaigh, and W.D. McGlinn, Int. Journ. Mod. Phys. A 7, 2547 (1992).

“The Spin-Statistics Connection from Homology Groups of Configuration Space and an Anyon Wess-Zumino Term,” A.P. Balachandran, R.D. Sorkin, W.D. McGlinn, L. O’Raifeartaigh, and S. Sen, Int. Journ. Mod. Phys. A 7, 27, 6887 (1992).

“Morse Theory and the Topology of Configuration Space,” W.D. McGlinn, L. O’Raifeartaigh, S. Sen, and R.D. Sorkin, Int. Journ. Mod. Phys. A, Vol. II, No. 5, 823-843 (1996).


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