Purpose of this blog
The purpose of the is blog is to stimulate discussion into the interpretation of qm. I am sure that you have ideas, questions, comments about qm and reactions to what I say. I invite you to submit those in my blog and perhaps we can stimulate a lively discussion and even get to some answers as to what qm really means.
- Bryan Clifford Sanctuary
Bryan Clifford Sanctuary was born in Yorkshire, England and moved to Canada at an early age. He attended the University of British Columbia where he earned his B.Sc. in Chemistry. He obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry under the direction Professor Robert F. Snider. His post-doctoral work was with Professor Jan Beenakker in molecular physics at the Kamerlinh Onnes Laboratory in Leiden Holland.
His first faculty position was at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the Theoretical Chemistry institute headed by Professor Joe Hirschfelder. He later moved back to Canada and joined the Chemistry Department of McGill University, where he is now a full professor.
During his tenure at McGill he was granted sabbaticals in various institutions:
University of York, UK (1980); Australian National University(1988); Heugen’s Laboratory, Leiden (1996), Holland; and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2003).
Professor Sanctuary was a pioneer in the early days of multimedia developing teaching aids for general chemistry. In 1995 he formed his company MCH Multimedia.
In order to use computer technology to bring science to High School, College and University students. In 2001, Professor Sanctuary was signed as a co-author for the fourth hard copy edition of Physical Chemistry published by Houghton Mifflin.
Subsequently, MCH developed the multimedia that accompanied the text. It won a number of awards including the prestigious Eddie Award in 2003.
Professor Sanctuary’s field is quantum statistical mechanics, spin theory (NMR) and the foundations of quantum theory. He has over 120 publications, this text book, and 5 other eBooks: Introductory Chemistry (high school); General Chemistry (AP and college level); Organic Chemistry (college level); General Physics, Non-calculus)( High school); General Physics, Calculus (AP and college).