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  • Physics Department Faculty — Physics and Astronomy at Carthage — Carthage College
    a biophysicist interested in computational problems in macromolecular crystallography the structure of proteins the physics of biological systems and the history of science He came to Read more Brant Carlson Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Straz Center B2B carthage edu 262 551 5483 Brant Carlson studies atmospheric electricity and lightning New to the Carthage faculty in Fall 2012 he earned his Ph D in physics from Stanford University in 2009 He earned a bachelor Read more Kevin Crosby Chair Natural Sciences Division Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Computer Science Straz Center 204 carthage edu 262 551 5855 Professor Kevin M Crosby teaches in the Physics and Astronomy Department and Computer Science Department at Carthage and has chaired both departments He has taught broadly across the physics curriculum Read more Julie Dahlstrom Chair Physics and Astronomy Department Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Straz Center B 10H carthage edu 262 551 2331 Professor Julie Dahlstrom came to Carthage in 2009 from the University of Chicago s Yerkes Observatory where she was a postdoctoral researcher in observational astrophysics specializing in high resolution spectroscopy of stars Read more Jean Quashnock Professor of Physics and Astronomy Straz Center 209C carthage edu 262 551 5391 Jean Quashnock s research interests include cosmology large scale structure in the universe high energy astrophysics and gamma ray bursts and absorption line systems in quasar spectra He is a researcher in the Sloan Digital Read more Brian Schwartz Director Great Ideas Program Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Great Ideas Straz Center B6 B carthage edu 262 551 6042 Professor Brian Schwartz s expertise is in nuclear and atomic physics He uses lasers to study the spin and polarization of atoms and nuclei He has performed research on nuclear and Read more Keep Exploring Areas of

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  • Faculty Publications — Physics Department Faculty — Physics and Astronomy at Carthage — Carthage College
    K M and Bradley R M Philos Mag B 78 143 1998 Electromigration induced void drift and coalescence Simulations and a dynamic scaling theory Crosby K M Bradley R M and Boularot H Phys Rev B 56 8743 1997 Fragmentation of Thin Films Bonded to Solid Substrates Simulations and a Mean Field Theory Crosby K M and Bradley R M Physical Review E 55 1997 Simulations of Tensile Fracture in Thin Films Bonded to Solid Substrates Crosby K M and Bradley R M Philos Mag B 76 91 1997 A Mean Field Theory of Athermal Martensite Growth Crosby K M and Bradley R M Philos Mag Lett 75 131 1997 Optical Properties and Laser Damage Measurements of Inorganic Polymer Films Exarhos G H and Crosby K M Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials 1989 Publications by Jean Quashnock Estimating the Large Scale Structure of the Universe Using QSO C IV Absorbers J M Loh M L Stein and J M Quashnock in preparation 2003 A Measurement of the Three Dimensional Clustering of C IV Absorption Line Systems on Scales of 5 to 1000 Mpc J M Loh J M Quashnock and M L Stein Ap J 560 606 2001 Estimating the K function of a Point Process with an Application to Cosmology M L Stein J M Quashnock and J M Loh Ann Statistics 28 1503 2000 Cluster Cluster Strong Lensing Expectations and Detection Methods A R Cooray G P Holder and J M Quashnock Mon Not R Astron Soc 305 L11 1999 A New Measure of the Clustering of QSO Heavy Element Absorption Line Systems J M Quashnock and M L Stein Ap J 515 506 1999 A Lower Limit on Omega Lambda Using the Gravitational Lensing Rate in the Hubble Deep Field A R Cooray J M Quashnock and M C Miller Ap J 511 562 1999 Gravitational Lensing Limits on the Average Redshift of Gamma Ray Bursts D E Holz M C Miller and J M Quashnock Ap J 510 54 1999 Optical and Near Infrared Observations of the Afterglow of GRB980329 from 15 Hours to 10 Days D E Reichert D Q Lamb M R Metzger J M Quashnock D M Cole F J Castander S Klose J E Rhoads A S Fruchter A R Cooray and D E Vanden Berk Ap J 517 692 1999 Optical and Near Infrared Follow up Observations of GRB980329 E Palazzi et al Astron Astrophys 336 L95 1998 The Form and Evolution of the Clustering of QSO Heavy Element Absorption Line Systems J M Quashnock and D E Vanden Berk Ap J 500 28 1998 Publications by Brian Schwartz Spin correlations in pp pnp pion production near threshold W W Daehnick Swapan K Saha R W Flammang H O Meyer J Balewski R E Pollock B v Przewoski B Lorentz F Rathmann B Schwartz T Wise and P V Pancella Phys Rev C65 024003 2002 Nuclear Polarization of Hydrogen Molecules from Recombination of Polarized Atoms T Wise W Haeberli B

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  • Physics and Astronomy Courses — Physics and Astronomy at Carthage — Carthage College
    20th century Topics include vibrations wave phenomena in media optics and electromagnetism relativity quanta and wave particle duality Quantum mechanics is introduced and applied to atoms and crystalline solids Nuclear properties and radioactivity may also be also discussed Mathematical and physical tools essential for upper level physics courses will be developed Prerequisite PHY 2210 or departmental approval Spring 2470 Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Staff A study of differential equations partial differential equations multiple integration Laplace transforms Fourier transforms and vector analysis Most spring semesters Prerequisite MTH 1220 or departmental approval Spring 3100 Optics SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Staff Addresses optical phenomena across the electromagnetic spectrum Topics include propagation of light lenses and mirrors and optical systems Optics suitable for IR Visible UV and X ray regimes will be considered Prerequisite PHY 2210 and concurrent enrollment in MTH 2020 or departmental approval Fall 3120 Electronics SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Brian Schwartz Study of the principles of operation of thermionic and solid state devices and their function Topics from both analog electronic components power supplies amplifiers and digital circuits Boolean algebra logic gauges de multiplexers shift registers will be covered Lecture and laboratory Prerequisite PHY 2110 or 2210 or departmental approval Fall Spring 3200 Mechanics SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Kevin Crosby Jean Quashnock Study of particle dynamics in inertial and accelerated reference frames gravitational potential motion in a central force field and an introduction to Lagrangian methods Prerequisite PHY 2210 and concurrent enrollment in MTH 2020 or departmental approval Fall 3300 Thermodynamics SCI 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Temple Burling Kevin Crosby A study of the thermodynamic concepts used to describe the macroscopic properties and behavior of systems namely temperature internal energy and entropy and the relationship of these to microscopic behavior of systems as developed through statistical mechanics Prerequisite PHY 2210 and concurrent enrollment in MTH 2020 or departmental approval Fall 3500 Field Placement 2 8 credits 2 8 credits Instructor Staff Enables the student to explore a possible physics career and to work in an individual academically oriented position designed to supplement or complement the student s academic experience All field placements require faculty supervision and regular meetings between the student and the instructor Prerequisite Permission of the instructor 3550 Internship 4 12 credits 4 12 credits Instructor Staff An internship enables students to gain practical experience in physics Such internships are longer in duration than field placements All internships require faculty supervision and regular meetings between the student and the instructor Prerequisite Permission of the instructor 4000 Senior Thesis Seminar 1 credit 1 credit Instructor Staff Work on a research topic under the supervision of staff members Students learn the research techniques and presentation skills necessary to successfully complete a senior thesis in physics Seminar is required of all senior physics students Students may not receive credit more than once Prerequisite Senior standing Fall 400 Topics in Physics 1 4 credits 1 4 credits Instructor Staff

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  • Physics Major and Minor Requirements — Physics and Astronomy at Carthage — Carthage College
    majors are required to take 16 credits of coursework at the 3000 level or higher excludes PHY 4900 With approval of the department chair up to 8 credits may be selected from an approved list of science courses outside the Physics and Astronomy Department MTH 1120 1220 and 2020 also are required The physics major elective courses may be selected to accommodate various interests and career objectives In consultation with a faculty advisor students may elect to concentrate in any of several different areas Astrophysics Concentration Students pursuing a concentration in astrophysics have access to instruments at Yerkes and Steward Observatories some of the premier astrophysical research observatories in the world Carthage also owns and maintains a variety of telescopes CCD cameras and research equipment which students may use The astrophysics concentration includes PHY 3100 PHY 4100 PHY 4110 A choice of both PHY 3200 and PHY 4300 OR PHY 3300 and PHY 4200 Engineering Track Students planning to pursue further education in engineering or applied physics should consult a faculty advisor to select electives appropriate to their intended engineering specialty Learn more about Carthage s 3 2 Dual Degree Engineering Program Traditional Graduate School Track Students intending to pursue advanced degrees in physics should take electives that cover the core material required for admission to graduate school These include PHY 2470 PHY 3100 PHY 3200 PHY 3300 PHY 4200 PHY 4300 PHY 400T The Physics Minor The Physics Minor consists of 24 credits PHY 1200 Fundamental Physics PHY 2200 General Physics II PHY 2210 General Physics I PHY 2300 Modern Physics Two additional courses in physics numbered 3000 or higher With consent of the department chair CHM 1020 may be substituted for PHY 1200 The Climatology and Meteorology Minor The Climatology and Meteorology Minor is directed toward students who

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  • Special Programs in the Physics and Astronomy Department — Physics and Astronomy at Carthage — Carthage College
    a month long period of study in January in which all academic departments offer innovative courses on campus as well as study tours in other countries The Physics and Astronomy Department has been extremely active in J Term offering courses to both majors and non majors that display physics in many different concrete ways Recent on campus offerings include Good Vibrations The Science of Music in which students studied the science of music from acoustics to hearing loss and Planet Quest which focused on the search for new planets and extraterrestrial life in the universe Other courses have focused on climate change global warming and making telescopes Recent off campus study tours include Observational Astrophysics in which students traveled to Arizona to use the 84 inch telescope at Kitt Peak and the 61 inch telescope at Mt Lemmon Learn more about J Term at Carthage Research Programs SURE Summer Undergraduate Research Experience SURE offers Carthage students the opportunity to conduct significant research with a faculty mentor during the summer months Students receive a stipend room and board on campus and a small research budget Learn more about SURE Carthage Microgravity Program Each year Carthage fields a Microgravity Team to compete for a place in NASA s Systems Engineering Educational Discovery program Carthage has successfully participated in this program every year since the program s beginning in 2008 SEED pairs NASA researchers with student teams tasked with designing and building experiments in support of NASA mission research priorities Carthage s participation in the SEED program is made possible by funding from Carthage College and from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Learn more about the Carthage Microgravity Team Observatory Research The Carthage Physics and Astronomy Department has associations with many regional and national observatories giving Carthage students access to the best astronomical equipment Students have the opportunity to use telescopes at the nearby Yerkes Observatory Kitt Peak in Arizona and the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona among other facilities Learn more about observational research opportunities RockSat Research Program Carthage participates in RockSat a suborbital flight program at NASA s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island Va Students design research payloads that fly aboard sounding rockets that achieve 75 mile apogees and several minutes in the space environment Read more High Altitude Balloon Research High altitude balloons carry payloads to altitudes of 100 000 feet and stay aloft for 2 hours Carthage students have participated in high altitude balloon research for seven years building payloads for near space balloon launches Students receive a summer stipend to participate in the program and learn to design for the extreme environment of space Sloan Digital Sky Survey Carthage physics and astronomy students are involved in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey a cutting edge program in astrophysics and one of the most ambitious and influential surveys in the history of astronomy An international effort SDSS has imaged 1 million galaxies and created three dimensional maps containing more than 930 000 galaxies and more than 120

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  • Meet Carthage Physics Majors — Physics and Astronomy at Carthage — Carthage College
    physics Danielle Weiland 14 Don t be afraid of physics It s tough but the teachers are there to get you through until you graduate KelliAnn Anderson 14 Carthage is providing me an environment where I realize I could go on and do even greater things and giving me the confidence and determination I need to do so Douglas Vodnik 13 The summer after his freshman year Douglas had the

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  • Student Organizations — Physics and Astronomy at Carthage — Carthage College
    Students in physics computer science and chemistry have participated Carthage has successfully participated in this program every year since the program s beginning in 2008 SEED pairs NASA researchers with student teams tasked with designing and building experiments in support of NASA mission research priorities Learn more Society of Physics Students The Society of Physics Students SPS is a professional association specially designed for students The Carthage chapter of SPS founded in 1995 is very active on campus and in the community Chapter activities have included field trips to Fermilab and the Yerkes Observatory attending research meetings at places like Argonne National Laboratory creation and presentation of physics demos in the Flying Circus of Physics and a forthcoming research expedition to study the Northern Lights Members regularly visit Kenosha area middle and high schools to present physics and astronomy demonstrations They also offer astronomy shows in the Carthage Planetarium The group has been named an outstanding SPS chapter by the American Institute of Physics in the past Fewer than 5 percent of the chapters across the country are honored less than one per state Chapters are selected based on the depth and breadth of SPS activities conducted in physics research public science outreach physics tutoring programs hosting and representation at physics meetings and providing social interaction for chapter members Sigma Pi Sigma Sigma Pi Sigma is the national physics honor society which elects members on the basis of outstanding academic achievement Carthage has its own Sigma Pi Sigma chapter Sigma Pi Sigma membership confers recognition of outstanding scholarship and a record of significant professional achievement To be considered for induction which is for lifetime students must be a junior or senior physics student in good standing having completed a least one 300 level or higher physics course have a GPA

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  • Senior Theses in Physics and Astronomy — Physics and Astronomy at Carthage — Carthage College
    Power and Decay Heat Rate of a Typical 235U Nuclear Reactor Douglas Vodnik Normal Modes and Frequencies of a Helicoseir 2012 Kim Schultz Phase transitions in the Ising model with random gap defects using the Monte Carlo method Coty Tatge Classification of the Asteroid 9983 Rickfienberg using B V and R Photometry Ryan O Reilly Traffic Modeling with Fluid Mechanics Chris Burch Correlations Related to Discrepancies and Similarities Between Professor and Student Perceptions in the Intermediate Physics Classroom Simon Skluzacek Measuring and Modeling the Angular Resolution of Human Hearing Eric Shinnick Determining the Cost Effectiveness Emissions Reduction and Power Consumption of Full Scale Adoption of the Electric Vehicle 2011 Erin Gross Modeling of Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity using Ground Basalt s Average Soil Pore Volume and Density Measurements Ian Brodie The Dynamic Cadence of Chaos Fluid Properties affect Chaos Emergence in a Dripping Faucet System Cecilia Grove The Development of a Global Climate Model for the Simulation of Four Carbon Dioxide Scenarios Jenny Nicklaus No Diffuse Interstella Bands in Circumstellar Material Justin Sebens Celestial Alignment of Kemper Center Telescope Don Shoemaker Is the Rapiscan Secure 1000 safe An exploration of the physics behind ionizing radiation Brendan Fuller Measuring Seismic Activity in

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