Ted Woollett was active in teaching and research for 35 years (beginning in
1966) as a faculty member in the Physics and Astronomy Department at California
State University, Long Beach.
His research included peer reviewed work in theoretical plasma physics,
non-equilibrium thermodynamics, theoretical xray spectra, high energy nuclear
physics, and physics & society issues.
Over the course of his service in teaching, Ted created a freshman physics course "Man and Energy" which dealt with the physics side of societal issues related to energy use and the environment. This popular course offered during the 1970's used a different text each semester the course was taught, and even included one semester devoted to physics of the health implications of radiation.
Physics and astronomy courses taught to undergraduates and graduate students included Elementary Particle Physics Phenomenology, Special Relativity, General Relativity, Introduction to Astrophysics, Computational Physics, Plasma Physics, Statistical Physics, Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism, Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, and Mathematical Methods of Physics.
Ted and Kathleen are now living in San Luis Obispo, on the Central Coast of California.
Monthly social "highlights" are the Morro Bay AAUW dine-out group and the Unitarian-Universalist
bookclub, "The Litwits".
His contact email address is now: firstname.lastname@example.org
CSULB PHYSICS DEPT. HOME Nov. 22, 2022
Ted, Kathleen, Bev, and Paul, pre-covid, plus Ted's crazy office.