Faculty and Staff

Sung La

Professor • Department of Mathematical Sciences

Professor of physics 1968 - present

Professional Interests

I have been interested for more than two decades in the subject of the origin of mass, in particular charged lepton masses. It is generally believed that the mass represents internal energy of the particle. But it has not yet been shown quantitatively that is the case. The charged leptons are a
group of particles that include the electron, and two other
known particles, called muon and tau. These particles are
beloved to be the most fundamental of all the known elementary particles. The masses of these particles are
known experimentally with high precision, yet there are
no generally accepted theoretical explanation of the masses.

Languages (other than English)

Korean 

Degrees

Specialization

Currently, particle mass calculation, in particular, the charged leptons.

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Notable Courses Taught

I have taught most of the physics courses offered at our department.