Faculty

Department Co-Chairs:  Aparna Venkatesan and Horacio Camblong

Hana Böttger

Part-Time Faculty
(415) 422-4690

Hana Mori Böttger joined the Architecture and Community Design program in 2005. She teaches physics, design, structural analysis and construction...

Education:

MS University of California at Berkeley, 2000 | MArch University of California at Berkeley, 2002

Courses:

Intro/Construction Materials

Thomas Böttger

Full-Time Faculty
(415) 422-5716

Tom Böttger studies optical, dynamical, and magnetic properties of solids, specifically optical materials doped with rare earth ions. This work is...

Education:

PhD in Physics, Montana State University - Bozeman, 2002

Courses:

Introductory Physics I

Brandon Brown

Full-Time Faculty
(415) 422-6179

Brandon Brown pursued doctoral training in superconductivity and low-temperature physics, with postdoctoral work in science communication. Once at...

Education:

PhD, 1997, Oregon State University.

Expertise:

High-temperature superconductivity, Sensory biophysics, Science communication, The life and work of Max Planck

Courses:

Laboratory

Horacio Camblong

Department Chair, Full-Time Faculty
(415) 422-2364

Professor Camblong's research has been centered on miscellaneous topics in quantum field theory, gravitational physics, and many-body theory. His...

Education:

PhD, New York University, 1993

Courses:

Geometry of the Cosmos

William Golightly

Part-Time Faculty

Research experience: Theory of the waveguide free-electron laser, use of inverse AC Josephson effect in voltage standards.

Education:

PhD, University of California San Diego, 1995

Xiaosheng Huang

Full-Time Faculty
(415) 422-6281

My research interests are in observational cosmology. Fourteen years after the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe (Nobel Prize...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Physics (2004)

Courses:

Astronomy: Earth/Cosmos

Terrence Mulera

Part-Time Faculty
(415) 422-5701

Areas of interest: Relativistic collisions of heavy ions, radiation detector development, neutrino oscillations, rare decays of the pion.

Education:

PhD in Physics, Purdue University, 1974

Courses:

Laboratory

Aparna Venkatesan

Department Chair, Full-Time Faculty
(415) 422-6152

Hello! I am currently Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of San Francisco. Please...

Education:

MS and PhD, University of Chicago | BA in Astronomy, Cornell University

Expertise:

Theoretical Astrophysics, Cosmology, First Stars and Primordial Supernovae, Cosmological Reionization, Cosmic Element Synthesis, Microwave Background, Dark Stars, Astrobiology

Courses:

Planetary Astronomy

Contact Info

Department of Physics

Harney Science Center 144, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1082 (415) 422-6155 (415) 422-2567