Guest Speakers for Local Schools

Members of the William and Mary Physics Department wish to make their names available to local science teachers who might want to have a guest speaker come to their class. Some of those listed are willing to speak on a range of topics. If a particular topic is needed and does not appear below, please feel free to contact Tricia Vahle at 757-221-3559 who will identify an appropriate physicist to speak to your class.

Name
Phone Number
Topic
Grade Level

Prof. David Armstrong

757-221-3849

Atoms & Quarks; States of Matter; Light, etc...

4-12

Prof. Seth Aubin

757-221-3545

States of Matter, Temperature, Optics, Lasers, Electricity & Magnetism

k-12

Prof. Chris Benner

757-221-3531

Slide Show of the Solar System

1-12

Prof. Bill Cooke

757-221-3512

Lasers

10-12

Prof. Roy Champion

757-221-3510

Atoms

10-12

Prof. Wouter Deconinck

757-221-3539

Particle Physics; Nuclear Physics; Jefferson Lab

k-12

Prof. John Delos

757-221-3511

“Chaos;” Atomic Physics; Fractals in Nature

10-12

Prof. Josh Erlich

757-221-3763

Elementary Particle Physics/Cosmology

8-12

Prof. Morton Eckhause

757-221-3513

Elementary Particles

11-12

Prof. Keith Griffioen

757-221-3537

Physics of Music; Nuclei

4-12

Prof. Michael Kordosky

757-221-5522

Anything Physics

k-12

Prof. Gina Hoatson

757-221-3517

Phases of Matters; Light; Materials; Magnetism

k-8

Prof. John Kane

757-221-3518

Exploring Math and Physics on a Computer

9-12

Prof. Jack Kossler

757-221-3519

Magnetism; Electronics

11-12

Prof. Jeff Nelson

757-221-3579

Particle Physics; Astronomy

3-12

Prof. Irina Novikova

757-221-3693

Optics; Lasers; States of Matter

k-12

Prof. Ken Petzinger

757-221-3523

Crystals

11-12

Prof. Enrico Rossi

757-221-3515

Solid State and Condensed Matter Physics

k-12

Prof. Marc Sher

757-221-3538

Particle Physics; Cosmology

k-12

Prof. Gene Tracy

757-221-3527

Neural Nets; Chaos

9-12

Prof. Tricia Vahle

757-221-3559

States of Matter; Particle Physics; General Physics

k-12

Prof. Bob Welsh

757-221-3505

Codes and Ciphers; Magnets Elementary Particles; Big Bang

k-12

Prof. Shiwei Zhang

757-221-1644

States of Matter; Quantum Matter; Quantum Simulations

k-12