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Dr. Peter Cook to teach physics at UW-Superior

Posted on Aug 8, 2011
Introducing Dr. Peter Cook, who joins the Natural Sciences faculty to teach physics.

Dr. Peter Cook
Assistant Professor Physics

Doctorate degree in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in 2011 from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Experience: Teaching and research

Interesting Fact: Expertise and skills include synchrotron-based spectroscopy and UHV chamber design and maintenance.  

Q. What are you anticipating most about your job at UW-Superior?

A. "I'm looking forward to two things.  1) Working with students in the lab.  2) Strengthening the physics program here."  

Q. What's your favorite topic to teach?

A. "Sound and light (both waves) are my favorite areas of physics. I'm especially interested in the physics behind music theory."  

Q. What message do you have for your students?

A. "If you can't explain your physics to a barmaid it is probably not very good physics." -- Ernest Rutherford (the father of nuclear physics)



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