Hamiltonian theory of guiding-center motion
J.R. Cary and A.J. Brizard
Reviews of Modern Physics 81, 693-738 (2009)

Foundations of nonlinear gyrokinetic theory
A.J. Brizard and T.S. Hahm
Reviews of Modern Physics 79, 421-468 (2007)

Alain Brizard
Professor of Physics


Fellow of the American Physical Society

Member of the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering

Curriculum Vita

Contact Information:

Alain Brizard
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Saint Michael's College, Box 254
One Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439

An Introduction to Lagrangian Mechanics

by Alain J Brizard
World Scientific Publishing (2008)


Vistas in Physics: A Guided Tour


Cheray 110





Office Hours

(also by appointment)

Monday & Wednesday


Tuesday & Thursday



Fall 2012 Courses

(see eCollege for details)

        PY 101 Astronomy
(MW: 1:30 2:35; T:9:45 11:45 & 1:15 3:15)

        PY 214 Modern Physics
(MWF: 12:15 1:20)

Research Activities