Dr. Scott H. Hawley
Associate Professor of Physics
Address: Chemistry & Physics Dept
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212 USA
Office: Janey Ayers Academic Center (JAAC) 4008
Voice: 1-615-460-6206 
Fax: 1-615-460-5458 
Links: @drscotthawley on Twitter and GitHub (Code, Blog). iOS App Store

Curriculum Vitae


PHY2010 - Physics for Audio Engineering
PHY2250 - Electronics & Circuit Theory
PHY2895 - Machine Learning and Neural Networks
PHY3110 - Analytical Mechanics
Interactive Apps for Physics/Audio/Electronics Instruction
Acoustic Tool Suite

Research Interests / Projects

Physics-Education, Acoustics, Signal Processing, Computational Physics, Machine Learning, Numerical Relativity, Astrophysics

Selected Publications

"Theopolis Monk: Envisioning a Future of A.I. Public Service", accepted Oct 17 for inclusion as a chapter in The Transhumanism Handbook, Newton Lee, ed. (Springer Nature, July 2019).

"Challenges for an Ontology of Artificial Intelligence", accepted Oct 12 for publication in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, the Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation (publication date June 2019).

"Visualizing Sound Directivity via Smartphone Sensors" by S.H. Hawley and R.E. McClain, Jr., The Physics Teacher 56, 72 (2018)

"Online music learning: informal, formal and STEAM contexts" by C. Johnson and S.H. Hawley. International Journal for Innovations in Online Education, Begel House, July 25 (2017).

Citations in the CQG promo page for Numerical Relativity.

"Spin Dependence in Computational Black Hole Data" by S.H. Hawley, M.J. Vitalo and R.A. Matzner, gr-qc/0604100

"Evolutions in 3D numerical relativity using fixed mesh refinement" by E. Schnetter, S.H. Hawley and I. Hawke. Class.Quant.Grav. 21 (2004) 1465-1488 gr-qc/0310042

"Tips for implementing multigrid methods on domains with holes" by S.H. Hawley and R.A. Matzner. Class. Quant. Grav. 21 (2004) 805-822 gr-qc/0306122

"Toward Standard Testbeds in Numerical Relativity" by M. Alcubierre et al. Class. Quantum Grav. 21, 2 (2004) 589 gr-qc/0305023

"Numerical Evidence for `Multi-Scalar Stars'" by S.H. Hawley and M.W. Choptuik. Phys. Rev. D67:024010 (2003) gr-qc/0208078

"Critical Phenomena Associated with Boson Stars" by S.H. Hawley and M.W. Choptuik. In Proceedings of the 20th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (Dec 9-15 2000).  gr-qc/0103019.

"Boson Stars Driven to the Brink of Black Hole Formation" by S.H. Hawley and M.W. Choptuik. Phys. Rev. D62:104024 (2000)

"The Green Line Corona and Its Relation to the Photospheric Magnetic Field" by Y.-M. Wang, N.R. Sheeley, Jr., S.H. Hawley, J.R. Kraemer,  G.E. Brueckner, R.A. Howard, C.M. Korendyke, D.J. Michels, N.E. Moulton, D.G. Socker and R. Schwenn, Astrophysical Journal 485:419-429 (1997)

"Measurements of Flow Speeds in the Corona Between 2 and 30 R" by N.R. Sheeley, Jr., Y.-M. Wang, S.H. Hawley, G.E. Brueckner, K.P. Dere, R. A. Howard, M. J. Koomen, C. M. Korendyke, D.J. Michels, S.E. Paswaters, D.G. Socker, O.C. St. Cyr, D. Wang, P.L. Lamy, A. Llebaria, R. Schwenn, G.M. Simnett, S. Plunkett and D.A. Biesecker, Astrophysical Journal 484:472-478, July 20, 1997.

"The Magnetic Nature of Coronal Holes" by Y.M. Wang, S.H. Hawley and N.R. Sheeley, Jr., Science 271:464-469 (1996)

Selected Talks

"The Imitation Scam: Faking Online Personalities via A.I. Synthesis of Language, Images, and Video", National Science Teachers Association, Belmont Chapter, March 1, 2019
"Envisioning a Future of AI Public Servants", Faith, Technology & The Future conference, Christian Transhumanist Association, Nashville TN, Aug. 25 2018
"Challenges for an Ontology of Artificial Intelligence", Computer Science Dept, University of Bath, Aug 2 2018
"Because Nobody Wants to Edit Drums: Building Trainable Audio Production Tools via Machine Learning", Music City Data conference, Nashville TN, June 2 2018.
"Science Teaching & Machine Learning", National Science Teachers Association (Belmont Chapter), Mar 15 2017.
"Visualizing Sound Directivity via Smartphone Sensors", 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Japanese Acoustical Society, Honolulu, HI, Nov 28, 2016
CSM Research Seminar: Smartphone Apps for Acoustics Education, Sept. 19, 2016
Physics with Phones (Lab Manual), Summer Science Camp for High School Students, Belmont University, June 17, 2016.
"Reflections on the Development of Interactive Learning Tools", Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium, Belmont U, May 11 2016.
"Web Audio Basics", Nashville Music Programmers Meetup, March 21, 2016.
"Hearing the Still, Small Voice: STEM+AET Features of Gravitational Wave Detection", CSM Colloquium, Belmont U., March 2, 2016
A New Mobile App for Session Documentation", Belmont Audio Engineering Society, Nov 19 2015
Practical Home Studio Construction in the Nashville Area Belmont Audio Engineering Society, Nov 2014
Bayesian Analysis for Audio Engineers, for Belmont student section of the Audio Engineering Society, Oct 10, 2014
Fourier Transforms, Audio Engineering and the Quantum Nature of Reality 135th Audio Engineering Socity Conference, Oct 17, 2013
Involving Undergraduates in Numerical Relativity for American Physical Society April Meeting, Apr 2 2012. "If Einstein Only Knew: Interactions Between Spinning Black Holes" for "Mathematical Musings and Munchings", Belmont University, Nov 5 2010.
Poster on Kerr-Schild Initial Data, for APS April meeting, 2005
Review of GR Solitons, IMACS 2005
GR17 Poster
Evolving Black Holes with Mesh Refinement, Caltech, April 18, 2003
4 Tips for Implementing Multigrid Methods on Domains with Holes, APS April Meeting, 2003
Critical Phenomena Associated with Boson Stars, AEI, November 15, 2000


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Last update Dec 1, 2015