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Encyclopedia > David Griffiths

David J. Griffiths is a U.S. physicist and educator. He has worked at Reed College since 1978, where he is currently the Howard Vollum Professor of Science.

Griffiths was trained at Harvard University (B.A., 1964; M.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1970). His doctoral work ("Covariant Approach to Massless Field Theory in the Radiation Gauge") on theoretical particle physics was supervised by Sidney Coleman. He is principally known as the author of three highly regarded textbooks for undergraduate physics students: Introduction to Elementary Particles (published in 1987), Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (published in 1995, second edition published 2004), and Introduction to Electrodynamics (third edition published in 1999).

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  • Griffiths's web page (http://academic.reed.edu/physics/faculty/griffiths.html)

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David Griffiths' rich baritone voice is admired equally for its power and sensitivity.
David has shared the stage with many performers including: William Murphy, Take 6, Clifton Davis, Wintley Phipps, Maurette Brown Clarke, Roland Gresham, Paul Heflin, Virtue, John Stoddart, Ben Tankard, T. Marshall Kelly, Sharon Riley, Angela Brown, Janice Chandler, The Paul Hill Chorale, Jose Rojas, The Wedgewood Trio, and The Jezic Women's Ensemble.
Privately, David studied conducting with Paul Hill and voice with Ruth Drucker, Wayne Conner, Gordon Hawkins, Liz Daniels, Jon Gilbertson, and Ginger Beasley.
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