Andrew Steinmetz

Global Professor, Physics
  • Ph.D. Physics, The University of Arizona. 2023
  • B.S. Physics, The University of Arizona. 2014
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, The University of Arizona. 2014
Research interests:
Magnetism is a rich subject touching all aspects of physics. My interest is to explore spin and magnetic moments in relativistic mechanics from both a quantum and classical perspective. I am especially interested in the role of anomalous moments in fundamental particles.
Teaching interests:
I'm focused on developing and implementing classroom curriculum which emphasizes collaboration between students in small groups to tackle physics concepts and topics.
Selected publications:
  • Rafelski, J., Steinmetz, A. & Yang, C. T., "Dynamic fermion flavor mixing through transition dipole moments", IJMPA (2023). doi: 10.1142/S0217751X23501634
  • Steinmetz, A., Yang, C. T. & Rafelski, J., "Matter-antimatter origin of cosmic magnetism", Phys. Rev. D 108 (2023): 123522. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.108.123522
  • Rafelski, J., Birrell, J., Steinmetz, A. & Yang, C.T., "A Short Survey of Matter-Antimatter Evolution in the Primordial Universe", Universe 9.7 (2023): 309. doi: 10.3390/universe9070309
  • Steinmetz, A., Formanek, M. & Rafelski, J., "Magnetic dipole moment in relativistic quantum mechanics", Eur. Phys. J. A 55, 40 (2019). doi: 10.1140/epja/i2019-12715-5
  • Rafelski, J., Formanek, M. & Steinmetz, A., "Relativistic dynamics of point magnetic moment", Eur. Phys. J. C 78 (2018): 1-12. doi: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5493-2
Background and hobbies:
Born in New Jersey and moved to Arizona in 2001. I'm an avid motorcyclist both on and off-road. I regularly go stargazing and do astrophotography of galaxies,  nebula and the Sun and Moon. I've gotten into eurorack modular synthesizers and make electronic music with friends.