James L. Hunt
Honours & Awards
- OPAS Award for Excellence in Teaching With Technology, 2004
- University Medal of Merit, 1999
Since retirement I have shifted my interests to endeavours that are largely pedagogical.
- I am involved with the Office of Open Learning at the University in the writing and administration of on-line distance education courses in Physics and Astronomy. An Astronomy course for Arts and Social Science students regularly given as a lecture course has been written and offered, and a course for students entering University without high school Physics is being offered in the Winter. For this course, I was given the OPAS Award For Excellence in Teaching With Technology, 2004.
- I am preparing new material to be included in the next editions of the textbooks of which I am co-author.
- I am interested in certain topics that are historical and involve some linkage between the sciences and the arts; in particular the study and mathematical description of some classes of optical illusions. See:
- Hunt, J.L., Nickel, B.G, and Gigault, C, Anamorphic Images Am. J. Phys.,68 pp 232-237 (2000)
- Hunt, J.L., The Roget Illusion, the Anorthoscope and the Persistence of Vision Am. J. Phys. 71 pp774-777 (2003)
- Hunt, J.L., The Channel Anamorphosis, J. of Math. and the Arts, Vol 3, pp 19-31 (2009)