Gary J. Weisel
Professor of Physics 
Altoona Physics Department
(814) 949-5175 (office)
E-mail: gxw20 (
103F Sheetz Center 
Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601



Ph.D., Department of History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, August, 2001 (History of Science)

Ph.D., Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC, May, 1992 (Nuclear Physics)

M.A., Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC, December, 1987

B.S., Department of Physics, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, May, 1978 

classes taught

Astronomy 001 - Astronomical Universe
History 122 (STS122) - History of Science I
History 123 (STS123) - History of Science II
History 428 (STS428) - The Darwinian Revolution
Physics 001 - The Science of Physics
Physics 150 - Technical Physics I
Physics 151 - Technical Physics II
Physics 211 - Mechanics
Physics 212 - Electricity and Magnetism
Physics 213 - Fluids, Waves, and Thermal Physics
Physics 214 - Optics and Modern Physics
Physics 237 - Modern Physics 
Physics 250 - Introductory Physics I
Physics 251 - Introductory Physics II
Physics 400 - Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
Physics 419 - Theoretical Mechanics
Science 400 - Consequences of Science

curriculum vitae

GJW's Curriculum Vitae in html
research interests

Materials science (rectenna devices, sintering, and percolation)

History of twentieth century physics communities

Nuclear physics (few-body systems and nuleon-nucleus optical model)


Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory
Materials Research Institute
American Physical Society