Physics

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Degrees and professional qualifications:

     BSc (1961);  MSc (1963);  PhD (1969) 

     MInstP (1972);  CPhys (1985);  FInstP  (1990)


A.   Posts held 


1963 - 65:  Assistant Lecturer, UCC 

1965 - 66:  Teaching Assistant, CUA

1966 - 69:  Research Assistant, CUA

1969:  Post-doctoral Research Fellow, CUA and  U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC

1969 - 70:  Assistant Lecturer, UCC

1970 – 2001:  Lecturer, UCC

1979 (sabbatical):  Visiting Fellow, St. Johns College, Cambridge and Senior Visitor at DAMPT, University of Cambridge.

2001 – 2005:  Associate Professor, UCC


 

B.   Academic record


1958:     Leaving Certificate (honours), Presentation College, Cork.

1961:     BSc degree in Physics (1H1), National University of Ireland (Cork)

1963:     MSc degree in Physics, National University of Ireland (Cork)

Thesis: A survey of the gamma-emitting radionuclides present in samples of rainwater, vegetation and airborne dust collected at Cork between 1961and 1963.

 

1969:     PhD degree in Physics, The Catholic University of America.

Thesis: Some properties of a neutral component of the cosmic radiation.

 

 

 

C.   Scholarships, membership of professional bodies, etc. 


1961:     Titular Scholar of the National University of Ireland

1965:     Travelling Scholarship (three years) of the Society of Friendly Sons of St.Patrick, Washington D.C.

1969:     Member  of the Society of the Sigma Xi

1971:     Member of the Institute of Physics.

1973:     Member of the Irish Federation of University Teachers

1990:     Member of  GIREP (Groupe International de Recherche sur l’Enseignment de la Physique)

1982:     Member of the Irish Mathematical Society.

1989:     Member of the European Physical Society.

1989:     Member of Editorial Board, European Journal of Physics

1990:     Fellow of the Institute of Physics.


D.   Other professional activities


Member of the Institute of Physics Education Group Committee, the National Committee for Astronomy (Royal Irish Academy), the National Commission for the Teaching of Physics (Royal Irish Academy),  Chairman of the Education Sub-group of the Institute of Physics (Irish Branch) and a member of the Irish Branch Committee IoP.

 

For many years served as a Judge at the annual Young Scientist Exhibition at the Royal Dublin Society.

 

Books

YearPublication
(2012)Understanding Physics, 2nd edition.
Mansfield, Michael and O'Sullivan, Colm (2012) Understanding Physics, 2nd edition. Chichester: John Wiley \& Sons. [Details]
(1998)Understanding Physics.
Mansfield, Michael and O'Sullivan, Colm (1998) Understanding Physics. Chichester: Praxis Publishing, John Wiley & Sons. [Details]
(1989)Introductory Physics Experiments using the BBC Micro (5 Vols.).
Colm T O'Sullivan (1989) Introductory Physics Experiments using the BBC Micro (5 Vols.). Paris: UNESCO. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'Some reflections on the role of semi-classical atomic models'
Colm O’Sullivan (2016) 'Some reflections on the role of semi-classical atomic models'. American Journal of Physics, 84 (3):211-215 Globe icon [Details]
(2015)'Comment on “The teaching of mechanics: some criticisms, and suggestions for a rational approach”'
Colm O’Sullivan (2015) 'Comment on “The teaching of mechanics: some criticisms, and suggestions for a rational approach”'. Physics Education, 50 (6):765-766 [Details]
(2014)'Sommerfeld's elliptical atomic orbits revisited—A useful preliminary to the study of quantum mechanics'
Deeney, Tony and O'Sullivan, Colm (2014) 'Sommerfeld's elliptical atomic orbits revisited—A useful preliminary to the study of quantum mechanics'. American Journal of Physics, 82 (9):883-886 [Details]
(2007)'Understanding Science Experiments through the Medium of Video and Data Visualisation'
D.Doolan, S.Tabirca, C. O'Sullivan, ; (2007) 'Understanding Science Experiments through the Medium of Video and Data Visualisation'. Acta Universitatis Cibiniensis, :49-53 [Details]
(2013)'The minus sign in Faraday’s law revisited'
O’Sullivan, Colm and Hurley, Donal (2013) 'The minus sign in Faraday’s law revisited'. Physics Education, 48 (1):87-89 [Details]
(2012)'Collisions with springs: a useful context for the study of analytical dynamics'
Twomey, Patrick and O'Sullivan, Colm and O'Riordan, John and Fahy, Stephen (2012) 'Collisions with springs: a useful context for the study of analytical dynamics'. The Physics Teacher, 50 (2):83-86 [Details]
(2012)'How reflected wave fronts dynamically establish Hooke's law in a spring'
Fahy, S,O'Riordan, J,O'Sullivan, C,Twomey, P (2012) 'How reflected wave fronts dynamically establish Hooke's law in a spring'. European Journal of Physics, 33 :417-426 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'An Experimental Investigation of The Role of Radiation In Laboratory Bench-Top Experiments In Thermal Physics'
Twomey, P, O'Sullivan, C, O'Riordan, J; (2009) 'An Experimental Investigation of The Role of Radiation In Laboratory Bench-Top Experiments In Thermal Physics'. European Journal of Physics, 30 (3):559-566 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Virtual Science Lab (VSL) An Educational Tool for Demonstrating Science Experiments'
Daniel C. Doolan, Sabin Tabirca and Colm O'Sullivan (2007) 'Virtual Science Lab (VSL) An Educational Tool for Demonstrating Science Experiments'. Acta Universitatis Cibiniensis, :85-89 [Details]
(2004)'Are dead chickens ohmic?'
Kocijančič, Slavko and O'Sullivan, Colm (2004) 'Are dead chickens ohmic?'. Physics Education, 39 (1) [Details]
(2004)'Real or Virtual Laboratories in Science Teaching – is this Actually a Dilemma?'
Slavko Kocijančič and Colm O'Sullivan (2004) 'Real or Virtual Laboratories in Science Teaching – is this Actually a Dilemma?'. Informatics In Education, 3 (2):239-250 [Details]
(1999)'Book review: 'An Imaginary Tale: The Story of Ö-1' (P J Nahin)'
Colm O'Sullivan (1999) 'Book review: 'An Imaginary Tale: The Story of Ö-1' (P J Nahin)'. European Journal of Physics, 20 (2):125-127 [Details]
(1998)'Low-cost time synchronisation and tagging using satellite TV teletext broadcasts'
O'Sullivan, C.T., Twomey, P.W., O'Riordan, J.J., Lennon, J.J., Murphy, P.J.; (1998) 'Low-cost time synchronisation and tagging using satellite TV teletext broadcasts'. Nuclear Instruments and Methods In Physics Research, A417 (*):169-175 [Details]
(1997)'Book review: 'Eureka! Physics of Particles, Matter and the Universe' (R J Blin-Stoyle)'
Colm O'Sullivan (1997) 'Book review: 'Eureka! Physics of Particles, Matter and the Universe' (R J Blin-Stoyle)'. European Journal of Physics, 18 (6) [Details]
(1996)'Astrophysics simulations-The consortium for upper-level physics software'
O'Sullivan, Colm (1996) 'Astrophysics simulations-The consortium for upper-level physics software'. European Journal of Physics, 17 (2) [Details]
(1995)'A search for ultra-high energy counterparts to gamma-ray bursts'
Plunkett, SP and Delaney, M and McBreen, B and Hurley, KJ and O'Sullivan, CT (1995) 'A search for ultra-high energy counterparts to gamma-ray bursts'. Astrophysics and Space Science, 231 (1-2):271-276 [Details]
(1995)'Book review: 'Out of sight: from Quarks to Living Cells' (S Kullander and B Larsson)'
Colm O'Sullivan (1995) 'Book review: 'Out of sight: from Quarks to Living Cells' (S Kullander and B Larsson)'. European Journal of Physics, 16 (3) [Details]
(1994)'Book review: 'And yet it moves: strange systems and subtle questions in physics (M P Silverman)'
Colm O'Sullivan (1994) 'Book review: 'And yet it moves: strange systems and subtle questions in physics (M P Silverman)'. European Journal of Physics, [Details]
(1994)'Book review: 'The Physics of Stars' (A C Phillips)'
Colm O'Sullivan (1994) 'Book review: 'The Physics of Stars' (A C Phillips)'. European Journal of Physics, 15 (6):339-340 [Details]
(1994)'Book review: Physics Experiments using the PC (H M Staudenmaier, ed)'
Colm O'Sullivan (1994) 'Book review: Physics Experiments using the PC (H M Staudenmaier, ed)'. European Journal of Physics, 15 (4):219-220 [Details]
(1993)'Book review: 'Space, Time and Gravity-the theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes' (R M Wald)'
Colm O'Sullivan (1993) 'Book review: 'Space, Time and Gravity-the theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes' (R M Wald)'. European Journal of Physics, 14 (2):94-95 [Details]
(1992)'Book review: 'Unusual telescopes' (P L Manley)'
Colm O'Sullivan (1992) 'Book review: 'Unusual telescopes' (P L Manley)'. European Journal of Physics, 13 (6) [Details]
(1991)'A cosmic ray air shower array for the study of gamma ray transients'
Plunkett, S and McBreen, B and O'Sullivan, CT (1991) 'A cosmic ray air shower array for the study of gamma ray transients'. Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors And Associated Equipment, 300 (1):197-201 [Details]
(1991)'Some applications of the Zeeman absorption of polarised radiation'
Deeney F A and O'Sullivan C T; (1991) 'Some applications of the Zeeman absorption of polarised radiation'. European Journal of Physics, 12 (3):224-229 [Details]
(1990)'Correction for Cooling Techniques in Heat Experiments'
O'Sullivan, Colm T (1990) 'Correction for Cooling Techniques in Heat Experiments'. Physics Education, 25 (3):176-179 [Details]
(1990)'Introducing classical mechanics by means of microcomputer-based air-track experiments'
Colm O'Sullivan (1990) 'Introducing classical mechanics by means of microcomputer-based air-track experiments'. Physics Education, 25 (6):353-357 [Details]
(1990)'Newton's law of cooling-A critical assessment'
O’Sullivan, Colm T (1990) 'Newton's law of cooling-A critical assessment'. American Journal of Physics, 58 (12):956-960 [Details]
(1989)'Cold fusion: what is going on?'
A J McEvoy and C T O'Sullivan (1989) 'Cold fusion: what is going on?'. Nature, 338 [Details]
(1988)'Inpulsive tensions in strings - a century of misconception'
Colm O'Sullivan (1988) 'Inpulsive tensions in strings - a century of misconception'. Physics Education, 23 (1):48-50 [Details]
(1988)'Book review: 'Calculus for Physics' (Dalven)'
Colm O'Sullivan (1988) 'Book review: 'Calculus for Physics' (Dalven)'. Bulletin of the Irish Mathematical Society, 20 :72-75 [Details]
(1987)'An Inexpensive SubNanosecond Timing System'
O Sullivan, C.T., Twomey, P.W., Murphy, P.J., McBreen, B.; (1987) 'An Inexpensive SubNanosecond Timing System'. Nuclear Instruments and Methods In Physics Research, A256 (*):365-368 [Details]
(1987)'A Multi-Input Fast Coincidence System with Sub-Nanosecond Timing'
O'Sullivan, C.T., Twomey, P.W., O'Riordan, J.J, Murphy, P.J., McBreen, B.; (1987) 'A Multi-Input Fast Coincidence System with Sub-Nanosecond Timing'. Nuclear Instruments and Methods In Physics Research, A261 (*):533-536 [Details]
(1984)'Book review: 'Physics of the Jovian Magnetosphere' (Dessler, ed.)'
Colm O'Sullivan (1984) 'Book review: 'Physics of the Jovian Magnetosphere' (Dessler, ed.)'. The Irish Astronomical Journal, 16 (2):173-174 [Details]
(1983)'Book review: 'Pulsars' (Sieber and Welebinski)'
Colm O'Sullivan (1983) 'Book review: 'Pulsars' (Sieber and Welebinski)'. The Irish Astronomical Journal, 16 (1):300-302 [Details]
(1983)'Neutrino bursts from collapsing stars'
Colm O'Sullivan (1983) 'Neutrino bursts from collapsing stars'. The Irish Astronomical Journal, 16 (1):173-178 [Details]
(1983)'Observation of a Burst of Cosmic Rays at Energies above 7$\times$ 10 13 eV'
Fegan, DJ and McBreen, B and O'Sullivan, C (1983) 'Observation of a Burst of Cosmic Rays at Energies above 7$\times$ 10 13 eV'. Physical review letters, 51 (25) [Details]
(1983)'Mobile digital datalink for field work applications'
Twomey, Pat and O'Sullivan, Colm (1983) 'Mobile digital datalink for field work applications'. Microprocessors and Microsystems, 7 (9):435-438 [Details]
(1980)'Synchronization of time measurements at widely spaced locations'
Lennon, JJ and Murphy, JA and O'Sullivan, CT and Peard, JR and Twomey, PW (1980) 'Synchronization of time measurements at widely spaced locations'. Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors And Associated Equipment, 171 (1):101-105 [Details]
(1980)'A search for prompt transient emission of high energy gamma rays ( E0 > 10^10 eV) from supernovae'
D.J. Fegan, B. McBreen, D. O'Brien and C T O'Sullivan (1980) 'A search for prompt transient emission of high energy gamma rays ( E0 > 10^10 eV) from supernovae'. Astrophysical Journal, 240 :344-349 [Details]
(1980)'The use of inexpensive transceivers for time coincidence experiments with baselines up to 10 kilometers'
Murphy, JA and O'Sullivan, CT and Twomey, PW (1980) 'The use of inexpensive transceivers for time coincidence experiments with baselines up to 10 kilometers'. Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors And Associated Equipment, 169 (3):601-604 [Details]
(1980)'Ohm's law and the definition of resistance'
Colm O'Sullivan (1980) 'Ohm's law and the definition of resistance'. Physics Education, 15 (4):237-239 [Details]
(1980)'Newton’s laws of motion: Some interpretations of the formalism'
O’Sullivan, Colm T (1980) 'Newton’s laws of motion: Some interpretations of the formalism'. American Journal of Physics, 48 (2):131-133 [Details]
(1978)'Search for high energy gamma-ray bursts from evaporation of primordial black holes'
D.J. Fegan, B. McBreen, D. O'Brien and C T O'Sullivan (1978) 'Search for high energy gamma-ray bursts from evaporation of primordial black holes'. Nature, 271 (5647):731-732 [Details]
(1975)'A coincidence long baseline celestial gamma-ray burst detection system'
Fegan, DJ and McBreen, B and O'Sullivan, C and Ruddy, V (1975) 'A coincidence long baseline celestial gamma-ray burst detection system'. Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors And Associated Equipment, 129 (2):613-616 [Details]
(1975)'A low-cost time-of-event recorder'
O'Sullivan, Colm T and Spillane, Michael C and Twomey, Patrick J (1975) 'A low-cost time-of-event recorder'. Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors And Associated Equipment, 126 (4):591-593 [Details]
(1971)'Enhancement of tracks in cellulose nitrate and cellulose acetate butyrate foils'
Crannell, H and Crannell, CJ and Battist, L and May, TH and O'Sullivan, CT (1971) 'Enhancement of tracks in cellulose nitrate and cellulose acetate butyrate foils'. Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors And Associated Equipment, 92 (4) [Details]
(1970)'Enchancement of alpha-particle tracks in cellulose nitrate using electric fields'
H. Crannell, C. Crannell C O'Sullivan and T. May (1970) 'Enchancement of alpha-particle tracks in cellulose nitrate using electric fields'. IEEE Transactions On Nuclear Science, ns-17 (3):337-339 [Details]
(1970)'The production of low-energy muons by neutral components of the cosmic radiation'
C.L. Cowan, F.L. Talbott, P.W. Hesse C T O'Sullivan and R.N. Shelby (1970) 'The production of low-energy muons by neutral components of the cosmic radiation'. Acta Phys. Acad. Sci. Hung, 29 (4):117-119 [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2014)Joint International Conference on Engineering Education & International Conference on Information Technology (ICEE/ICIT-2014), Riga
Colm O'Sullivan (2014) Adherence to internationally agreed nomenclature in service courses for engineering majors Joint International Conference on Engineering Education & International Conference on Information Technology (ICEE/ICIT-2014), Riga Riga, , 02-JUN-14 - 06-JUN-14 [Details]
(2007)ComLab Conference 2007, Radovljica, Slovenia
Colm O'Sullivan (2007) A hands-on computerised laboratory course unit for teaching Heat Transfer to engineering students . In: S Kocijancic eds. ComLab Conference 2007, Radovljica, Slovenia Radovljica, SLOVENIA, , 29-NOV-07 - 01-DEC-07 [Details]
(2012)4th International Symposium for Engineering Education, Sheffield
Edmond Byrne, John Barrett, Tomáš Jiříček, Alan Kelly and Colm O'Sullivan (2012) Experiences of using a web-based virtual shell and tube heat exchanger experiment by adult continuing learners 4th International Symposium for Engineering Education, Sheffield The University of Sheffield, [Details]
(2009)GIREP-EPEC 2009 International Conference, Leicester
Colm O'Sullivan, Patrick Twomey and John O'Riordan (2009) Some experiments to investigate aerodynamic drag in air GIREP-EPEC 2009 International Conference, Leicester Leicester University, [Details]
(2007)International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE 2007), Coimbra
Colm O'Sullivan (2007) Teaching Heat Transfer to Engineering Students - a course of computer-based hands-on activities International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE 2007), Coimbra Coimbra, [Details]
(2006)GIREP International Conference on Modelling in Physics and Physics Education, Amsterdam
John O’Riordan, Colm O’Sullivan, Patrick Twomey, Michel Vandyck, (2006) The Coefficient of restitution Model: How Realistic is it? GIREP International Conference on Modelling in Physics and Physics Education, Amsterdam Amsterdam, [Details]
(2006)XV International Conference DIDFYZ, Rackova dolina. Slovakia
Colm O'Sullivan (2006) A simple experiment to study cooling by convection and radiation XV International Conference DIDFYZ, Rackova dolina. Slovakia Račkova dolina, Slovakia, , 11-OCT-06 - 14-OCT-06 [Details]
(2006)GIREP International Conference on Modelling in Physics and Physics Education, Amsterdam
Colm O'Sullivan (2006) How much should we tell the learners: some Reflections on Modelling in Physics Education GIREP International Conference on Modelling in Physics and Physics Education, Amsterdam [Details]
(2005)GIREP International Seminar on Informal Learning and Public Understanding of Science, Ljubljana
O’Sullivan, Colm and Kocijančič, Slavko (2005) Convection in liquids--some illustrative experiments GIREP International Seminar on Informal Learning and Public Understanding of Science, Ljubljana Ljubljana, , pp.238-243 [Details]
(2003)GIREP International Seminar on Quality Development in Teacher Education and Training, Udine
O'Sullivan, Colm and Landen, Adrian and Beechinor, John and Kocijančič, Slavko (2003) Enhancement of computerised experiments by means of spreadsheet macros GIREP International Seminar on Quality Development in Teacher Education and Training, Udine [Details]
(2003)8. mednarodna izobraževalna računalniška konferenca MIRK 2003, Piran
Colm O’Sullivan, Slavko Kocijančič (2003) Computerised Laboratory: Experiments combined with spreadsheet analysis and modelling 8. mednarodna izobraževalna računalniška konferenca MIRK 2003, Piran Piran, Slovenia, , 15-MAY-03 - 17-MAY-03 , pp.277-280 [Details]
(2002)32nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Boston
Kocijančič S and O'Sullivan C; (2002) Integrating virtual and true laboratory in science and technology education . In: * eds. 32nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Boston Boston, USA, , 06-NOV-02 - 09-NOV-02 , pp.T2E-7-* [Details]
(2002)GIREP2002 International Conference, Lund
Colm O'Sullivan (2002) Teaching physics in the consumer society GIREP2002 International Conference, Lund Lund, Sweden, [Details]
(2002)GIREP2002 International Conference, Lund
Colm O'Sulivan and Slavko Kocijančič (2002) Computerised experiments in introductory physics for engineering students GIREP2002 International Conference, Lund Lund, Sweden, [Details]
(2002)ICTE2002, Badajoz
Colm O'Sullivan and Adrian Landen (2002) Computerised laboratory in science and technology teaching: a course on wave phenomena in sound ICTE2002, Badajoz Badajoz, Spain, , pp.372-375 [Details]
(2001)First International GIREP Seminar - Developing Formal Thinking in Physics, Udine
Slavko Kocijančič and Colm O'Sullivan (2001) Using Experimental Laboratories to Teach Formal Physics . In: Marisa Michelini, Marina Cobal eds. First International GIREP Seminar - Developing Formal Thinking in Physics, Udine Udine, Italy, [Details]
(1998)12th European Frequency and Time Forum, Warsaw
J J Lennon, J J 0'Riordan, C T 0'Sullivan, P W Twomey, and P J Murphy (1998) Low-cost time synchronization and time tagging using satellite TV-teletext broadcasts 12th European Frequency and Time Forum, Warsaw Warsaw, , 10-MAR-98 - 12-MAR-98 , pp.519-524 [Details]
(1996)GIREP-ICPE International Conference on New Ways of Teaching Physics, Ljubljana
Colm O'Sullivan (1996) Invited paper: A non-expert's struggle with ‘multimedia’ in physics teaching . In: Oblak, Seta eds. GIREP-ICPE International Conference on New Ways of Teaching Physics, Ljubljana Ljubljana, , 21-AUG-96 , pp.34-38 [Details]
(1991)22nd International Cosmic ray Conference, Dublin
Plunkett, S and McBreen, B and O'Sullivan, CT (1991) A Search for Gamma Ray Transients at Energies> 5 x 1013 eV 22nd International Cosmic ray Conference, Dublin Dublin, , pp.89-92 [Details]
(1991)22nd International Cosmic ray Conference, Dublin
Murphy J A, Peard J R, Danaher S, Fegan D J, McBreen B and O'Sullivan C T; (1991) A search for gamma ray transients at energies above 5 x 10E13 eV . In: M Cawley et al eds. 22nd International Cosmic ray Conference, Dublin Dublin, , 11-AUG-91 - 23-AUG-91 , pp.89-92 [Details]
(1986)International Seminar/Workshop on Frontiers in University Science Education, Ljubljana
Colm O'Sullivan (1986) Invited paper: The use of microcomputers at the physics/chemistry interface International Seminar/Workshop on Frontiers in University Science Education, Ljubljana Ljubljana, , pp.96-109 [Details]
(1981)17th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Paris
McBreen, B and Danaher, S and Fegan, DJ and Murphy, JA and O'Sullivan, CT and Peard, JR (1981) Search for Coincident Air Showers (Eo > 10 (14) eV) Over a 250 km Baseline 17th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Paris Paris, [Details]
(1979)16th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Kyoto
Danaher S, Fegan D J and O'Sullivan C T; (1979) Periodic analysis of the sea-level arrival times of low energy air showers for possible 4.8 hour modulation associated with Cygnus X-3 (paper OG4-29) . In: * eds. 16th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Kyoto Kyoto, Japan, , 01-JAN-79 - 01-JAN-79 , pp.208-212 [Details]
(1979)16th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Kyoto
Murphy J A, Peard J R, O'Sullivan C T, Danaher S, Fegan D J and McBreen B; (1979) An experiment to search for bursts of 10E13 to 10E14 eV cosmic gamma rays on very short timescales (paper )G5-10) . In: * eds. 16th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Kyoto Kyoto, Japan, , 01-JAN-79 - 01-JAN-79 , pp.248-253 [Details]
(1979)16th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Kyoto
Fegan D J, McBreen B and O'Sullivan C T; (1979) Results of a three year search for bursts of high energy gamma-rays using widely spaced stations (paper OG5-11) . In: * eds. 16th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Kyoto Kyoto Japan, , 01-JAN-79 - 01-JAN-79 , pp.254-258 [Details]
(1977)15th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Plovdiv
Fegan D, McBreen B, O'Brien D and O'Sullivan C; (1977) A search for bursts of 10E13 to 10E14 gamma rays using spaced cosmic ray stations . In: * eds. 15th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Plovdiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria, , 01-JAN-77 - 01-JAN-77 , pp.188-193 [Details]
(1977)15th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Plovdiv
Fegan D, McBreen B, O'Brien D and O'Sullivan C; (1977) A search for coincident air showers at three widely spaced stations (paper EA-128) . In: * eds. 15th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Plovdiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria, , 01-JAN-77 - 01-OCT-77 , pp.526-529 [Details]
(1975)14th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Munich
Fegan D J, McBreen B, Ruddy V and O'Sullivan C T; (1975) Preliminary results of a search for bursts of 10E13 to 10E14 eV gamma rays using spaced cosmic ray stations in time coincidence (paper OG-5-2) . In: * eds. 14th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Munich Munich, W Germany, , 01-JAN-75 - 01-JAN-75 , pp.214-219 [Details]
(1969)11th International Conference on Cosmic Rays, Budapest
Cowan, CL and Talbott, FL and Hesse, PW and O'Sullivan, CT and Shelby, RN and Johnston, RL (1969) The production of low energy muons by neutral cosmic rays 11th International Conference on Cosmic Rays, Budapest Budapest, [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(1988)Pilot Intervention Projects in Physics and Chemistry: Report of External Evaluators.
D. Ní Chárthaigh and C. O'Sullivan (1988) Pilot Intervention Projects in Physics and Chemistry: Report of External Evaluators. An Roinn Oideachais, Dublin. [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

YearPublication
(1969)Some properties of a neutral component of the cosmic radiation.
O'Sullivan, Colm (1969) Some properties of a neutral component of the cosmic radiation. Washington DC: Thesis/Dissertation [Details]
(1963)A Survey of the Gamma-emitting Radionuclides Present in Samples of Rainwater, Vegetation and Airborne Dust Collected at Cork Between September 1962 and August 1963.
O'Sullivan, Colm T (1963) A Survey of the Gamma-emitting Radionuclides Present in Samples of Rainwater, Vegetation and Airborne Dust Collected at Cork Between September 1962 and August 1963. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1985C Phys
1990F Inst P
1972M Inst P

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
European Physical Society member01-JAN-90 / 31-DEC-05
The Institute of Physics F Inst P C Phys09-MAR-73 / 31-DEC-05
Irish Mathematical Society Member30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(1996)GIREP/ICPE International Conference on New Way of Teaching Physics, Ljubljana,
Colm O'Sullivan (1996) A non-experts struggle with multimedia in physics teaching (invited paper). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], GIREP/ICPE International Conference on New Way of Teaching Physics, Ljubljana, Ljubjana , 21-AUG-96. [Details]
(1992)Europhysics Conference on the Role of Experiments in Physics Education, Skofja Loka,
Colm O'Sullivan (1992) Possible uses of microcomputers for classroom demonstration expriments (invitred paper). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Europhysics Conference on the Role of Experiments in Physics Education, Skofja Loka, Skofja Loka, Slovenia , 14-JUL-92 - 28-JUL-92. [Details]
(1986)Europhysics Study Conference on Computers in Physics Education, Klagenfurt,
Colm O'Sullivan (1986) Lecture Demonstrations using Microcomputers (Invited paper). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Europhysics Study Conference on Computers in Physics Education, Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt . [Details]

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1961National University of Ireland B.Sc.
1963National University of Ireland M.Sc.
1969The Catholic University of America Ph.D.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
European Journal Of Physics Referee01-JAN-00 - 30-DEC-05
European Journal Of Physics Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-93 - 30-DEC-99
The Physics Teacher Referee29-NOV-95 - 22-OCT-15
American Journal Of Physics Referee29-NOV-95 - 22-OCT-15