Due to COVID-19, our physical office is closed. However, all classes will be held online and instructors and staff are working remotely. We recommend email or Canvas to reach instructors and email or phone for departmental business.

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NOTICE:  The Physics Department Offices are Closed Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Physics Department offices in Cowley Hall are now closed until further notice, with both Cowley Hall and the Prairie Springs Science Center locked to everyone but those deemed to be essential personnel.  University personnel and UWL students should check their university email account for updates on this evolving situation.  All Physics classes will be held online beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020.  We recommend using email or Canvas to contact instructors.  All Physics Department personnel will work remotely during this shutdown.  The incoming Physics Department voicemail messages (608.785.8429) will be checked daily.  If you leave a message, you should expect a response within 24 hours during the Monday through Friday work week (messages left on Friday may not be responded to until the following Monday).  The Physics Department wishes everyone to remain safe and well during this very difficult time.

Department Chair

Taviare Hawkins  Profile of Taviare Hawkins

Professor
2001 Cowley Hall
thawkins@uwlax.edu
608.785.8447

Specialty areas:

Computational Methods and Experimental Biophysics

Academic Department Associate

Department people

Robert Allen  Profile of Robert Allen

Faculty/Emeritus

allen.robe@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Astronomy/Planetarium

Eric Barnes  Profile of Eric Barnes

Professor
2012 Cowley Hall
ebarnes@uwlax.edu
608.785.8437

Specialty areas:

Astrophysics

Jennifer Docktor  Profile of Jennifer Docktor

Associate Professor
2030 Cowley Hall
jdocktor@uwlax.edu
608.785.8485

Specialty areas:

Physics Education

Taviare Hawkins  Profile of Taviare Hawkins  Office hours

Professor
2001 Cowley Hall
thawkins@uwlax.edu
608.785.8447

Specialty areas:

Computational Methods and Experimental Biophysics

Seth King  Profile of Seth King

Associate Professor
2011 Cowley Hall
sking@uwlax.edu
608.785.8671

Specialty areas:

Materials Science and Characterization, Semiconductor Processing, Elemental Spectroscopy, High-resolution Imaging, X-ray Diffraction
Shelly Lesher  Profile of Shelly Lesher

Associate Professor
2010 Cowley Hall
slesher@uwlax.edu
608.785.8401

Specialty areas:

Experimental Nuclear Physics
Interface of Physics and Society

Robert Ragan  Profile of Robert Ragan

Professor
2013 Cowley Hall
rragan@uwlax.edu
608.785.8449

Specialty areas:

low temperature quantum physics, computational biomechanics
Shauna Sallmen  Profile of Shauna Sallmen

Professor
2003 Cowley Hall
ssallmen@uwlax.edu
608.785.8817

Specialty areas:

Astronomy / Astrophysics