Phone: 616-331-2274
Fax: 616-331-3740
Dr. Richard Vallery (Chair)
valleryr@gvsu.edu

117 Padnos Hall of Science, 1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
Milun

Dr. Milun Rakovic

Associate Professor of Physics
154 Padnos Hall of Science
Department of Physics
Tel: 616-331-3712
Fax: 616-331-3740
Email: rakovicm@gvsu.edu



Education
  • Ph.D. College of Science and Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Serbia  (1990)
  • M.S. Physics Department, University of Belgrade, Serbia (1986)
  • B.S. School of Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia (1980)

Professional Experience
  • Associate Professor of Physics, Grand Valley State University, Fall 2008 - Present
  • Assistant Professor of Physics, Grand Valley State University, Fall 2003 - 2007.
  • Visiting Instructor of Physics, Grand Valley State University, Fall 2002 - Winter 2003.
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL),  2002 - 2003.
  • Visiting Associate Professor,  Texas A & M University, Fall 1998 - 1999.
  • Associate Research Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade,  Serbia, 1998 - 1999.
  • Assistant Research Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade,  Serbia, 1992 - 1997.

Teaching
  • PHY 220 & 221: General Physics I & II
  • PHY 230 & 231: Principles of Physics I & II
  • PHY 303: World after Einstein
  • PHY 306: Physics of Sports
  • PHY 350: Intermediate Quantum Physics
  • PHY 360: Statistical Thermodynamics
  • PHY 440: Advanced Electricity & Magnetism
  • PHY 450: Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Research Interests
  • Theoretical atomic physics.
  • Nonlinear dynamics.

Research with Undergraduate Students
  • Nicholas Pike: Bells Inequality, 2008.
  • Gaetan Vangysegham:  A Numerical Study of Intergrable and Chaotic Hamiltonian Systems, 2006.
  • Brian Page: Coulomb problem and O(4) group, 2005.
  • Amer Hodzic: Dynamics of Charged Pendulum, 2004.

Selected Publications
  • M. J. Rakovi\'c, "A charged particle interacting with a stationary magnetic monopole: quantum mechanics based on the kinetic momentum operators," J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 44, 475306, 2011.
  • R. Ali, P. A. Neil, P. Beiersdorfer, C. L. Harris, M. J. Rakovi\'c, J. G. Wang, D. R. Schultz, and P. C. Stancil, "On the significance of the contribution of multiple-electron capture process to cometary X-ray emission, " ApJ 629, L125, 2005.
  • M. J. Rakovi/'c, D. R. Schultz, P. C. Stancil, and R.K. Janev, "On quantum-classical correspondence in classical studies of atomic processes," J. Phys. A 34, 4753, 2001.
  • M. J. Rakovi\'c and George W. Kattawar, "Theoretical analysis of polarization patterns from incoherent backscattering of light," Appl. Opt. 37, 3333, 1998.
  • M. J. Rakovi\'c and Shih-I Chu, "New integrable systems: Hydrogen atom in external fields," Physica D 81, 271, 1995.
  • T. P. Grozdanov and M. J. Rakovi\'c, "Periodic orbit theory of broad resonances in two dimensional hydrogenic Stark effect," J. Phys. A 24, 5517, 1991.


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