G. Lyle Hoffman

glh hoffmang@lafayette.edu

Professor Emeritus of Physics

Lafayette College

Easton, PA  18042



My science fiction books are available on amazon.com:
Waiting for Fireworks focusses on the merger of the Milky Way with Andromeda (and a lot more astronomy)

Big City Living concerns galaxy evolution in a giant cluster of galaxies


Courses in Astronomy and Physics of Music for non-scientists

Fundamental physics (calculus-based) for scientists and engineers

Advanced physics courses of many kinds

First Year Seminar:  Uses and Abuses of Science in Science Fiction


Research interests:

Extragalactic radio astronomy using Arecibo Observatory (National Astronomy & Ionosphere Center, Puerto Rico) and the Very Large Array (National Radio Astronomy Observatory, New Mexico)

Neutral hydrogen 21cm spectral line studies of spiral and irregular galaxies

Participant in the Extragalactic Arecibo L-band Feed Array consortium, the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey, and the Undergraduate ALFALFA Team

Writing of science fiction with significant science content