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Physics Department, Science Center, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Glenn Stark, Department Chair
Office: 262 Science Center
Phone: 781-283-3108
Email: gstark@wellesley.edu
Melanie Chamberlin, Administrative Assistant
Office: 361 Science Center
Phone: 781-283-3156
Email: mchamber@wellesley.edu

 

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    James Battat

    Assistant Professor of Physics

    Sc.B., Brown University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Experimental particle astrophysics including dark matter detection and precision tests of gravity with lunar laser ranging (lab website).

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  • Robbie Berg

    Professor of Physics

    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Laser based studies of new electronic materials.

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  • Kaća Bradonjić

    Visiting Lecturer in Physics

    B.S., Northeastern University; M.A., Ph. D., Boston University

    Theoretical physicists focused on foundations of general relativity, quantum field theory, and quantum mechanics.

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  • George M. Caplan

    Senior Instructor in Physics Laboratory

    B.A., Swarthmore College; S.M., Harvard University

    Physics laboratory instructor; interested in electric power, lab instrumentation, and old-fashioned string theory.

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  • Theodore W. Ducas

    Professor of Physics

    B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Engaged in laser spectroscopy, physics applied to biological systems, curricular development across disciplines, outreach to young learners and the public.

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  • Yue Hu

    Associate Professor of Physics

    B.S., Beijing University; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

    Experimental and theoretical work in complex fluids, mentoring students, using advanced computational tools in undergraduate physics curriculum.

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  • William W. Quivers

    Associate Professor of Physics

    B.S., Morehouse College; S.M., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Theorist interested in laser spectroscopy, effects of collisions on coherent processes in atoms, issues of race in science and medicine.

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  • Glenn Stark

    Professor of Physics

    B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Molecular spectroscopist, focused on systems in atmospheric and astrophysical research.

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  • Lauri L. Wardell

    Senior Instructor in Physics Laboratory

    B.S., Fort Lewis College; M.S., University of Kentucky

    Teacher of basic physics principles, with interests in intercultural relations; liaison for Watson Fellowship; returned Peace Corps volunteer.

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Faculty Emerita

  • Judy Brown

    Professor Emerita of Physics

    B.A. Rice University; Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley; Postdoctoral Research at Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay

    Retired from teaching in 2005 and from research several years later. Currently pursuing an interest in equine photography.

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