Meet Our Faculty

Katherine Brown (Jones-Smith)

Katherine Brown (Jones-Smith), Associate Professor of Physics

B.S., University of New Mexico; M.S. and Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Areas of expertise: fractal analysis of Jackson Pollock drip paintings, theoretical cosmology and non-Hermitian quantum mechanics
Brian Collett

Brian Collett, the Winslow Chair in Greek, Latin, or Modern Science (Physics)

B.A. and M.A., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., Princeton University
Areas of expertise: computational and electronic projects, and the development of programs to help teach aspects of physics
Viva Horowitz

Viva Horowitz, Assistant Professor of Physics

B.A., Swarthmore College; M.S., Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara
Areas of expertise: experimental condensed matter
Gordon Jones

Gordon Jones, the Litchfield Professor of Astronomy

B.A., Williams College; M.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Princeton University
Areas of expertise: neutron spin filters and angular correlations in neutron decay
Seth Major

Seth Major, Chair, Professor of Physics

B.A., Swarthmore College; M.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Areas of expertise: quantum gravity, quantum geometry, general relativity and quantum gravity phenomenology
Jon Gaffney

Jon Gaffney, Lecturer in Physics

B.S., Bethany College; M.S., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Areas of expertise: physics education research
Ann Silversmith

Ann Silversmith, the Litchfield Professor of Astronomy Emerita (retired)

B.A., Oberlin College; M.Sc., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Australian National University
Areas of expertise: laser spectroscopy of rare earths in insulating solids and developing new laser materials useful in the solid state laser industry

Peter Millet, the Litchfield Professor of Physics Emeritus (retired)

B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S. and Ph.D., Syracuse University

Philip Pearle, Professor of Physics Emeritus (retired)

B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Areas of expertise: foundations of quantum theory
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Physics Department

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4367 315-859-4807 physics@hamilton.edu
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