Andrew Ferstl, Ph.D.
Office: 146 Pasteur
Phone: (507) 457 5863
Course web page: http://course1.winona.edu/aferstl
Since I was trained to be a physicist, I am capable of teaching all the physics courses taught at WSU. I have had experience with the introductory physics classes (such as University Physics [221 and 222]) all the way up to the senior level courses (such as Quantum Mechanics [Phys 451]). I have also taught a class on General Relativity at WSU. In addition, I am interested in science education in general so I participate in the teaching and coordination of Science Education 201 and 203. For a list of current courses that I am teaching, please see my course website
My current interest lies in the very basic understanding of nature: elementary particle physics. It is essentially the application of particle physics to answer cosmologically motivated questions. Specifically, I am studying a model of particle physics that predicts the existence of a particle that could solve the Dark Matter question. You may visit Arxiv.org for a daily listing of new research papers in physics. You may also search this website for the papers that I have published in the last few year.
I am also interested in physics education research.
Current & Past Research Projects
What do I do besides physics
Although "physics is fun", I do enjoy other activities such as: mountain biking, volleyball (sand or hard court), and spending time with my family.