Ripon College is doing its part to help support local assisted living facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Small facilities such as these do not have […]
Meet Brett Barwick
- Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- B.S., Doane College
I received my undergraduate degree in Physics in 2002 at Doane College in Crete, NE, which is a school very similar to Ripon. After graduating I continued studying physics and received my Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007. After completing my Ph.D. I joined the group of Nobel prize winner Prof. Ahmed Zewail at Caltech as a postdoctoral researcher where I worked on developing ultrafast electron microscopy (UEM) techniques. Over the last 10 years or so that I have been a professor, I have taught most courses that are offered at the undergraduate level, with one of my favorites being Quantum Mechanics. Outside the classroom I strive to create opportunities for students and have worked with ~30 paid undergraduate summer researchers on a variety of projects. My research primarily focuses on studying the fundamental quantum properties of electrons/light interactions.
What is something your students would be surprised to learn about you? I love to fish.
Briefly describe a favorite assignment or in-class activity. Some of my favorite in-class activities are doing demos in introductory Electricity and Magnetism.
What tech tool could you not live without? A good calculator.
Recent News Updates
Brett Barwick, associate professor of physics and the Harrison E. Farnsworth 1918 Chair in Physics, is co-author of an article published in Nature Materials. “Using […]
In the spring of 2018, I worked with a group of faculty to develop and hone student-centered teaching strategies through the Faculty Learning Community on […]