Welcome to the extensive
and ever-growing web presence of Dr. William Robertson. I am a Professor
of Physics at Middle Tennessee State University.
If you're a student looking for course web pages follow the teaching link.
This link also takes you to my Physics of Music pages which are of more
general interest as they include some on-line audio demonstrations and
my popular Physics of the Didjeridu homepage (including my BBC World Service
My research interests cover
a broad range of subjects in optics and acoustics. Some key areas
of current interest are acoustic and photonic band gap materials, fast
and slow wave phenomena (including suoperluminal sound), surface electromagnetic
excitations including surface plasmons and surface waves on photonic crystals,
biosensors, and the design of innovative diffractive optics.
The Personal link takes you
to a variety of pages about me, my wonderful wife Sharon, and the web pages
of our faboo pooches Blaze and Rita. Fun stuff is not otherwise categorizable
fun things. Publications is a list of my publications (boring!!). Links
is a collection of interesting web links.
Finally, if your browser
is Java enabled you will undoubtedly have experienced my innate "Canadian-ness"
whenever you pass your mouse pointer over my image above. I don't really
look like that anymore; the picture is old and it was never very good anyway!
Enjoy my pages. Drop me e-mail if you have any questions or suggestions.