Assistant Professor, Physics and AstronomyMedia Contact Information:
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Particle Physics; Astronomy; CosmologyProfile:
David Morgan received his PhD in high-energy theoretical particle physics in 1996. His research has focused on topics in supersymmetry, the physics of “strange quark matter,” and the interface between topics in cosmology and particle physics. As a professor of physics, his interests lie in the history and philosophy of science and in curricular design and pedagogical research. He teaches a number of courses designed to introduce non-science students to the complex ideas of modern physics—such as particle physics and general relativity—that are not typically part of an undergraduate introduction to the field. He has been interviewed on many occasions by producers for National Public Radio (NPR) about current topics in physics and astronomy.Courses Taught:
- Foundations of Physics
- Constructing the Laws of Nature
- The Quantum Universe
- Space, Time, and Einstein
- What is Science?
- Introduction to Astronomy
- Astrobiology: Life in the Cosmos
- The Physics of Music and Sound
Constructing the Laws of Nature: Essays on the History of Physics. David Morgan, 2010.
Introduction to The Osiander Preface. Studio reading, Ensemble Studio Theatre "First Light" festival, 2005.