Michael Grady

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Michael Grady

Department of Physics


  • Rockefeller University, Ph.D. 1982
  • University of Washington, MS, 1978
  • University of Michigan, BGS, 1973

Research Interests:

  • Lattice Field Theory
  • Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
  • Strong Interactions
  • Non-Perturbative Methods
  • Dislocation models for elementary particles
  • Stochastic Quantization
  • The Early Universe

Teaching Interests and Specialties:

  • Lab and Lecture Demonstration Based Instruction
  • Thermal and Statistical Physics
  • Acoustics
  • Optics
  • Computer Spreadsheet Applications in Education

Selected Publications:

(most available electronically from Physics Preprint Archive, http://arxiv.org)

  • "Direct evidence for a Coulombic phase in monopole-suppressed SU(2) lattice gauge theory", ArXiv:1306.6921(hep-lat), Nuclear Physics B, 876, 794-809 (2013).
  • "Toward a proof of long-range order in 4D SU(2) lattice gauge theory", ArXiv:1210.1794(hep-lat), Mod. Phys. Lett. A 28, 1350087 (2013).
  • "Reconsidering gauge-Higgs continuity", hep-lat/0507037, Physics Letters B, 626, 161 (2005).
  • "Critical or tricritical point in mixed-action SU(2) lattice gauge theory?", hep-lat/0404015, Nuclear physics B, 713, 204 (2005).
  • "Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Gravity, and Approximate Lorentz Invariance from a Classical Phase-Boundary Universe", hep-th/0104237 (Ch. 3 in "Trends in Quantum Gravity Research," NOVA Science Publishers, 2006).
  • "Gauge Invariant SO(3)-Z2 Monopole as Possible Source of Confinement in SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory" hep-lat/9806024.
  • "Universe as a Phase Boundary in a Four-Dimensional Euclidean Space", gr-qc/9805076.
  • "Monopole Loop Distribution and Confinement in SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory", hep-lat/9802035, Physics Letters B, 455, 239 (1999).
  • "Monopole Loop Suppression and Loss of Confinement in Restricted-Action SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory", hep-lat/9801016.
  • "Deconfinement from Action Restriction", Nuclear Physics B (Proc. Suppl.) 53, 599 (1997) (LATTICE 96).
  • “Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking as the Method of Quantum Measurement", hep-th/9409049.

  • "Finite Temperature Phase Transition in SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theory with Extended Action" (with Rajiv Gavai and Manu Mathur), Nuclear Physics B 423, 123 (1994).
  • "Can a Logarithmically Running Coupling Mimic a String Tension?", Physical Review D 50, 6009 (1994).
  • "Cabibbo Mixing from Strong-interaction Condensates", Nuovo Cimento 105A, 1065 (1992).
  • "Spurious First-Order Phase Transitions from Topological Effects on the Lattice", Nuclear Physics B 365, 699 (1991).
  • "Numerical Study of the lattice massive Schwinger Model using a fast fermion Monte Carlo algorithm", Phys. Rev. D 35, 1961 (1987).
  • "Obtaining MW=MZcos(theta) in Technicolor Theories, Nucl. Phys. B 221, 16 (1983)
  • "Conserved charges from self-duality" (with Louise Dolan), Phys. Rev. D 25,1103 (1982).

Other Interests:

Contact me at:

NEW phone:(716)-673-4624, fax (716)-673-3347, or e-mail at grady@fredonia.edu

Michael Grady

Physics Department Office

121 Houghton Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3301