Bard Faculty

Matthew Deady

Professor of Physics

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Environmental and Urban Studies, Physics, Science, Technology, and Society

Academic Expertise: Physics

Area of Specialization: General Physics


B.S., M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Assistant professor of physics, Mount Holyoke College. Research experience: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bates Linear Accelerator Center; NIKHEF; University of Illinois. Articles in journals including Physical Review, Technology Review, and American Journal of Physics. Current research includes nuclear physics, mathematical physics, and musical acoustics. Faculty, The Master of Arts in Teaching Program. At Bard since 1987.


  • Research Interests: Quantum Mechanics; Physics of Music; Nuclear & Particle Physics; Mathematical Physics; Data Analysis
  • Teaching Interests: Any kind of Physics; Many kinds of Mathematics; First-Year Seminar
  • Other Interests: History & Philosophy of Science; Wittgenstein; Classical Music; Various forms of popular music


2009-09-09 — Contribution
During my Fall 2009 sabbatical, I am developing courses on the science of alternative energies. i.e. Solar, wind, hydro, ...


Phone: 845-758-7216
Location: Hegeman Science Hall
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