Faculty Profile

Robert Boyle

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy (1981)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Spring 2015

boyle@dickinson.edu

Tome Scientific Building Room 218
717.245.1415

Bio

Major research interests involve infrared astronomy, studies of old stellar systems, and variable stars. His teaching activities include introductory physics, introductory astronomy, theoretical physics, and a variety of other topics in physics and astrophysics.

Education

  • B.A., Princeton University, 1971
  • M.Phil., Yale University, 1976
  • Ph.D., 1981

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

PHYS 109 Astronomy w/Lab
Introduction to the modern concepts of the physical nature of the astronomical universe. Historical development of astronomical ideas and origin and evolution of the solar system. A terminal laboratory course for non-science students. Three hours classroom, one two-hour laboratory a week. This course will not count toward major requirements in physics.

PHYS 109 Astronomy w/Lab
Introduction to the modern concepts of the physical nature of the astronomical universe. Historical development of astronomical ideas and origin and evolution of the solar system. A terminal laboratory course for non-science students. Three hours classroom, one two-hour laboratory a week. This course will not count toward major requirements in physics.

PHYS 500 Independent Study