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 Rebecca Butler, Ph.D.

Rebecca Butler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Office: 303 Yates Hall
Phone: 620-235-6191

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Education

Ph.D., Physics, Ohio State University, Ohio, U.S.A., 2002

M.S., Physics, Ohio State University, Ohio, U.S.A., 1998

B.S., Physics, Kansas State University, Kansas, U.S.A., 1996

B.S., Mathematics, Kansas State University, Kansas, U.S.A., 1996

Experience

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

Courses Taught

Fall 2014

  • PHYS 101 College Physics II
  • PHYS 160 Physical Geology
  • PHYS 165 Physical Geology Laboratory
  • PHYS 591 Physics Project

Spring 2014 (courses subject to change in Spring 2015)

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

Areas of Interest

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.

Spectrum of Chlorine Nitrate

Fig 1. Spectrum of Chlorine Nitrate

microwave (rotational) imageph3 imageclono2 imageinfrared (vibrational) image