Faculty Profile

David Jackson

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy (2001)

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His main research interests are in pattern formation and non-linear dynamics. In particular, he studies the interfacial instabilities of magnetic fluids in applied magnetic fields. He also has an avid interest in physics education, particularly in regards to non-science students, and is co-author of an activity-based textbook titled "Explorations in Physics."


  • B.S., University of Washington, 1989
  • M.A., Princeton University, 1991
  • Ph.D., 1994