Professor Brian Schwartz's expertise is in nuclear and atomic physics. He uses lasers to study the spin and polarization of atoms and nuclei. He has performed research on nuclear and atomic polarization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility. His current research interests include the production of polarized gas targets using optical pumping. He has worked extensively with pre-med students preparing for the MCAT, is the advisor for the Society of Physics Students at Carthage, and also teaches in the Great Ideas Program.
Prof. Schwartz has recently published articles on Galileo and the Carthage Foundations of Natural Science course in the Annual Proceedings of the Association for Core Texts and Courses. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his B.S. from the University of Dallas. He joined the Carthage faculty in 2000.
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