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Shane BurnsBurns


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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Dick HiltHilt


B.A., Oberlin College, 1958
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1964

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Kristine LangLang

Professor, Department Chair

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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Barbara WhittenWhitten


B.A., Carleton College, 1968
M.A., University of Rochester, 1971
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1977
Computational Atomic Physics

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Full Year Visitors

Brooks ThomasBrooks

B.A., Macalester College, 2000
M.S., Physics, University of Michigan, 2005
Ph.D., Physics, University of Michigan, 2007
Theoretical Particle Physics

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Block Visitors

Dimitri KlebeDimitri Klebe

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

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Maija BenitzMaija Benitz

I graduated from Colorado College in 2008 with a BA in Physics and a minor in Math. The following year I served as the paraprof for the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at CC.

I earned a masters in mechanical engineering at UMass Amherst in 2012 which focussed on materials

My dissertation research studied the hydrodynamics of floating platforms for offshore wind turbines using computational fluid dynamics. I am so excited to be back at CC for the block!

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Melody MaxsonMelody Maxson

A third year doctoral candidate at Case Western Reserve University working for Dr. Kash's group, Melody studies the characteristics and growth processes of a class of semiconductors called the heterovalent ternary nitrides.

She enjoys a varied exercise routine, painting, reading steampunk romance novels, and saying "hi" to every dog she meets. Her cat, Molly, is gracious enough to let her sleep in Molly's apartment, provided she continues to pay rent.

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Natalie Gosnell

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