I am a semi-retired professor of physics. I hold degrees in mathematics and physics, with a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics. As a research scientist I have worked on several cutting edge experiments at national and international laboratories. In addition I was on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame for 20 years, and I am currently teaching a single survey course in general physics at the National University of Natural Medicine. While I am no longer working full-time, I find that I miss engaging with students and helping them to discover the beauty of physics and the wonder of the natural sciences. There are few professional satisfactions more rewarding than helping someone to see something in a new way and deepen their understanding of the world around them.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelor of Science, Physics
Graduate Degree: Florida State University - Doctor of Philosophy, Physics
Most of my hobbies revolve around making interesting things. I have designed and built a 3D printer and I enjoy designing useful things that I can make real on the printer. I also build electronic circuits (yes, for fun) and write software -- phone apps, visualization, and machine learning are all areas that I've played with. Much of this gets tied together in robotics, so that is also something that I dabble in. I also have a long standing interest in astronomy, and I own and use several telescopes for visual observing. For more quiet times I am a voracious reader and have been since childhood. I read news, magazines, books, and most anything else I can get my hands on.