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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