Faculty and Staff
Physics and Astronomy
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Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of the Liberal Arts
Chair of Physics and Astronomy
Dwight is an experimental physicist with an interest in condensed matter systems at very low temperatures. His research focuses on the properties of superfluid liquid helium and low-dimensional electron systems.
Professor of Physics
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.
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.
John Weiss is a planetary scientist who studies orbital mechanics and photometry, particularly Saturn's rings, through a combination of numerical simulations of the dynamics, ray-tracing, and analysis of spacecraft data. He collaborates heavily with the Cassini Imaging Team and is occasionally convinced to apply his studies to Enceladus' strange plumes.