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Randy Tagg, Department Chair, Associate Professor

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1977 B.S. Physics California Institute of Technology (with honors)
1984 Ph.D. Physics Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1984-90 Postdoc University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

My research interests fall into the overlap of nonlinear dynamics, fluid dynamics, biophysics, medical instrumentation, and condensed matter physics. Most of this work is done in collaboration with undergraduates from several academic disciplines. Please see my web-based book: Student Centered Research

Selected Publications

2005 Randall. Tagg, Masoud Asadi-Zeydabadi, and Arlen D. Meyers, "Biophotonic and other physical methods for characterizing oral mucosa," Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 38, no. 3 (2005).

2006 Randall Tagg and Patrick D. Weidman, "Linear stability of radially-heated circular Couette flow with simulated radial gravity", Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Physik (ZAMP), in press.

1995 John Starrett and Randall Tagg, "Control of a chaotic parametrically driven pendulum", Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1974-1977.

(This work was the basis of John Starrett's being chosen as one of six finalists for the APS Apker Award.)

1995 Randall Tagg, "Instability and the origin of complexity in fluid flows," 1993 Lectures in Complex Systems, ed. by Lynn Nadel and Daniel L. Stein (Addison-Wesley), pp. 231-379.

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