Faculty Profile

Brett Pearson

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy (2007)

Contact Information


Tome Scientific Building Room 221


Professor Pearson’s research interests center on using ultrafast laser pulses to measure and control molecular systems, with a particular focus on applications in non-linear microscopy and spectroscopy. The optics lab in the department has an ultrafast laser oscillator and pulse shaper, and students have assisted with both the development of the laser system and the ensuing experiments.


  • B.A., Grinnell College, 1997
  • M.S., University of Michigan, 2003
  • Ph.D., 2004

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

PHYS 361 Light and Matter
Topics to be selected from areas such as atomic, nuclear, plasma, or solid state physics, or modern optics and acoustics, or advanced electronics. Prerequisite: 211 and 212. One-half or one course credit.