Professor of Physics and Department Chair
Sub-Atomic Physics, Physics Education
Dr. George is an experimental physicist with research interests in nuclear beta decay and the weak interaction (the fundamental force of nature that is responsible for beta decay). Currently, she is part of a collaboration that's building a superconducting magnetic spectrometer for beta decay experiments, and is also investigating techniques for using lasers and other optical methods to manipulate radioactive atoms in order to study their properties.
She has co-authored eight papers in peer-reviewed physics journals on neutron interferometry and on nuclear reactions with spin-polarized nuclei. In addition, she is interested in physics education research. With an interdisciplinary group, she is studying how students' use of computers in the introductory physics laboratory affects their learning about momentum and energy. She has attended summer workshops at the University of Washington and at Dickinson College on innovative methods of teaching introductory physics.
She received a B.S. in physics from the University of Arizona, an M.S. in radiology (medical physics) from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the Wittenberg faculty in 1998.
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