Faculty


Horacio Camblong

Department Chair
(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

Expertise:

A geometrical and gauge-invariant approach to the quantum effective action, Many-body formulation of magnetotransport for inhomogeneous systems, Nonlinear redefinitions of quantum fields in path integrals, Path integral treatments of singular problems and bound states, Renormalization theory, Quantum anomalies in molecular physics

Courses:

Astronomy: From the Earth to the Cosmos, The Geometry of the Cosmos: Einstein, Black Holes, and the Big Bang, Analytical Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Quantum Mechanics, Methods of Mathematical Physics, Directed Study for Advanced Undergraduates, General Relativity

Hana Böttger

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4690

Hana Mori Böttger teaches physics, design, structural analysis, construction materials, integrated design and international development courses for...

Education:

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

Courses:

Introduction to Construction Materials, Intl Dev & Comm Outreach, Nicaragua Outreach Immersion, Introduction to Structural Engineering, Engineering, Design and Testing, Directed Study/Research, Thesis Preparation Seminar, Honors Thesis Seminar, Concepts in Physics, Laboratory

Thomas Böttger

Professor
(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, Introductory Physics II, General Physics I, Physics by Inquiry, Laboratory, Electronics, Intro to Digital Electronics, Physics Colloquium, Directed Study for Advanced Undergraduates

Brandon Brown

Professor
(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:

Introductory Physics I, Laboratory, Introductory Physics II, Laboratory, General Physics II, Modern Physics, Statistical & Thermal Physics, Physics Colloquium

Andrew Fittingoff

Adjunct Professor

Courses:

Laboratory, Introductory Physics II, Laboratory, Laboratory, Astronomy: From the Earth to the Cosmos, Laboratory, Planetary Astronomy, Laboratory

Seth Foreman

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4510

Education:

PhD, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007

Courses:

Laboratory, Masterpiece Physics, Laboratory, General Physics II, Laboratory, Modern Physics, Analytical Mechanics, Optics, Upper Division Lab I, Directed Study for Advanced Undergraduates, Directed Research for Advanced Undergraduates

Xiaosheng Huang

Assistant Professor
(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: From the Earth to the Cosmos, Laboratory, Planetary Astronomy, Laboratory, Computational Physics, Computational Physics II, Physics Colloquium, Methods of Mathematical Physics

Terrence Mulera

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5701

Education:

PhD in Physics, Purdue University, 1974

Courses:

Laboratory, Laboratory, Laboratory, Laboratory, Laboratory, Laboratory, Laboratory

Milka Nikolic

Assistant Professor

Milka Nikolic's research focuses primarily on developing spectroscopy methods for plasma etching technology. She is interested in both theoretical...

Education:

PhD, Old Dominion University

Courses:

General Physics I, Laboratory, Astronomy: From the Earth to the Cosmos, Laboratory, General Physics II, Methods of Mathematical Physics

Aparna Venkatesan

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6152

I am currently Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of San Francisco. Please visit my GENERAL WEBSITE...

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:

Astronomy: From the Earth to the Cosmos, Laboratory, Planetary Astronomy, Laboratory, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Ancient Astronomy, Modern Physics, Astrophysics, Physics Colloquium

Contact Info

Department of Physics

Harney Science Center G81 (415) 422-6155 (415) 422-2567