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Shane BurnsBurns

Professor, Department Chair

B.A., U.C. San Diego, 1979
M.A., U.C. Berkeley, 1981
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 1985
Cosmology and Astronomy

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Phillip CervantesCervantes


B.S., U.C. Los Angeles, 1991
Ph.D., U.C. Santa Cruz, 1998
Experimental High Pressure Physics

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Stephanie DiCenzoDiCenzo

Associate Professor

B.A., Oberlin College, 1974
M.Phil. in Physics, Yale University, 1977
Ph.D., Yale University, 1980
Experimental Condensed Matter Physics; Nuclear Physics

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Natalie GosnellGosnell

Assistant Professor 

B.A., Colorado College, 2008
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014

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Dick HiltHilt


B.A., Oberlin College, 1958

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1964

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Kristine LangLang


B.S., Georgetown University, 1993
M.A., U.C. Berkeley, 1998
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 2001
Experimental Solid State Physics

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Patricia PurduePurdue


B.A., Bryn Mawr College, 1995
M.A., Bryn Mawr College, 1995
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
General Relativity

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Full Year Visitors

Jonathan BrownJonathan Brown

Visiting Professor

B.S., University of Virginia, 2012
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018
String Phenomenology

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Block Visitors

Dimitri KlebeDimitri Klebe

B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1982
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1990 





Charles J. "Jack" WettererJack Wetterer

B.S., University of Maryland, 1986
M.S., University of New Mexico, 1990
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1995
Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Charles J. "Jack" Wetterer served as a physicist for 23 years in the US Air Force, half of that time as a professor teaching physics and astronomy at the US Air Force Academy.  Since retiring from the Air Force in 2009, Dr. Wetterer has worked in the fields of space weather and astrodynamics and is currently employed by Integrity Applications Incorporated-Pacific Defense Solutions. He is married with four children.

Juan BurciagaJuan Burciaga

B.S., University of Texas at Arlington, 1975
M.S., University of Texas at Arlington, 1977 
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1986 
Theoretical Molecular Physics

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Frank QuinlanFrank Quinlan

B.A., Colorado College, 1999 
Ph.D., College of Optics and Photonics - University of Central Florida, 2008 
Atomic, molecular, and optical physics

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Andrew WestphalAndrew Westphal

B.A., Rice University, 1984
M.S., University of Washington-Seattle, 1986 
Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1992 

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