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Courses for Spring 2014

  • PHYS 101 - College Physics II
  • PHYS 516 - Modern Physics I
  • PHYS 530 - Intermediate Physics Lab
  • PHYS 630 - Advanced Physics Lab

Chlorine Nitrate Spectrum

Rotating Molecule   Phosphine Molecule Chlorine Nitrate  Vibrating Molecule

Research Interests

My research is laboratory molecular spectroscopy, both microwave (rotational) and infrared (vibrational). I analyze molecules of both astrophysical and atmospheric interest, usually in collaboration with the Microwave Group at Ohio State University.


Professional Experience

2010 - present Associate Professor of Physics, PSU
2005 - 2010 Assistant Professor of Physics, PSU
2002-2005 Cal-Tech Post-Doctoral Researcher at JPL



2002 Ph.D. Physics Ohio State University
1998 M.S., Physics Ohio State University
1996 B.S., Physics Kansas State University
B.S., Mathematics Kansas State University




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Rebecca A.H. Butler

Associate Professor

Department of Physics
Yates Hall Room 303
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

620-235-6191 office phone
620-235-4050 fax