Joseph (Joe) Amato

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Joseph (Joe) Amato

Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Department/Office Information

Physics and Astronomy


BA, University of Connecticut, 1966; MS, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1968; PhD, Rutgers University, 1975

Introductory physics curriculum, teaching laboratory apparatus, electronics, thermal physics, solid state physics

Experimental low temperature physics, especially quantum conduction phenomena and vortex motion in superconductors, basic and applied superconductivity, design of microwave cavities for particle accelerators

  • Modern Introductory Physics (Springer, 1999)
  • "The Introductory Calculus-based Physics Textbook," (Physics Today, December 1996)
  • "Periodic Pinning Arrays Produced by Atomic Force Microscopy," (Bulletin of American Physics Society, 44(1), 1286, 1999)
  • Research in low temperature physics reported in Physics Letters, Review of Scientific Instruments, IEEE Transactions of Nuclear Science, Physical Review Letters, American Journal of Physics

Research Associate, Cornell University 1981-84, Accelerator Physics Consultant, Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory 

Grants from the National Science Foundation and Research Corporation; member National Advisory Board for CEBAF accelerator; member, IUPP Statistical Physics Working Group; co-chairman, Laboratory Group