Faculty & Staff

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Faculty

Marty Baylor
Marty Baylor Profile
Associate Professor of Physics

Marty is an experimental physicist with interests in optical signal processing and integrated optofluidic devices.

Cindy Blaha
Cindy Blaha Profile
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of the Liberal Arts

Cindy is an astrophysicist interested in the optical and radio properties of star formation and evolution in the disks and nuclei of spiral galaxies.


Nelson Christensen
Nelson Christensen Profile
George H. and Marjorie F. Dixon Professor of Physics
Off Campus: Winter 2017 through Spring 2018

Nelson is an experimental physicist with current interests in quantum chaos, medical imaging, and gravitational radiation.

Nelson's Webpage


Melissa Eblen-Zayas
Melissa Eblen-Zayas Profile
Associate Professor of Physics
Director, Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching
Humphrey Doermann Professor of Liberal Learning

Melissa is an experimental condensed matter physicist whose interests lie in studying the electronic and magnetic properties of materials.

Melissa's Web Page

Eric Hazlett Profile
Assistant Professor of Physics
Off Campus: Winter 2018 through Spring 2018
Jay Tasson Profile
Assistant Professor of Physics

Jay is a theorist interested in General Relativity and in testing fundamental symmetries in nature.

Jay's webpage:  http://people.carleton.edu/~jtasson/

Bill Titus
Bill Titus Profile
Professor of Physics
Off Campus: Winter 2017
Bill is a theoretician interested in computer modeling, problems in statistical mechanics, solid state and low temperature physics.
Joel Weisberg
Joel Weisberg Profile
Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences

Joel is a radio astronomer who studies pulsars, gravity waves, and the interstellar medium at the Arecibo, Green Bank, and Very Large Array radio telescopes. He also has strong interests in science policy, and frequently teaches in the Environmental and Technology Studies Program.


Joel's Website

Andres Aragoneses Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Frank McNally ’09 Profile
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Arjendu Pattanayak Profile
Chair of Physics and Astronomy
Professor of Physics

Emeriti Faculty

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Rich Noer Profile
Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences, Emeritus

An experimental solid state physicist, Rich conducts research on electron field emission and the application of superconductivity to particle accelerators. He is also interested in the history and philosophy of science.

Rich's Webpage

Robert Reitz Profile
Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Bruce Thomas Profile
Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences, Emeritus

Staff

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Thomas Baraniak Profile
Electronics & Laboratory Manager in Physics & Astronomy
Instrumentation Electronics Specialist for the Sciences


Tom has worked on the Hubble Space Telescope and writes for Circuit Cellar Magazine about cool sensors he develops for robots, spacecraft, and home automation. Tom is interested in integrating and broadening the sciences and science education.

Tom's Webpage

Bruce Duffy
Bruce Duffy
Technical Assistant in Physics and Astronomy
Trenne Fields Profile
Administrative Assistant in Physics and Astronomy
Proctor
Mark Zach
Mark Zach
Instrument Project Manager
Matthew Edwards
Research Associate