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Paul Tjossem

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Associate Professor
Department Chair of General Science



Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-4289


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On-Campus Address: 

1036 Science
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Education / Degrees: 

Postdoc (Molecular Physics), 1987-89, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ph.D. (Applied Physics), 1987, Cornell University
M.S. (Applied Physics), 1983, Cornell University
B.A. (Physics), 1981, Swarthmore College

Courses Taught: 

Phy-131: General Physics I with Lab
Phy-132: General Physics II with Lab
Phy-220: Electronics with Lab
Phy-310: Computational Physics
Phy-314: Thermodynamics
Phy-335: Electromagnetic Theory
Phy-462: Advanced Laboratory
Tutorial: "Engineered Humans"

Selected Research Students & Projects
V. Cornejo '98 "Thomson's Jumping Ring"
K. Ni '09 "Computed Tomography and the Radon Transform"
F. Friesen '10 "FPGA"
E. C. Brost '10 "Optimizing Thomson's Jumping Ring"

Primary Academic Interest: 

Experimental atomic and molecular physics

Academic Interests: 

Non-linear laser spectrometry
Trace atom and molecule detection
Electromagnetic puzzles

Department Chair: 

General Science