Thomas Huber


Professor in Physics and Advisor in Pre-Engineering

Tom Huber has a broad range of interests in physics, physics teaching, musical acoustics, and issues of science and society.

Tom received his Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming in 1989; his thesis experiment was a search for mixing of muonium to antimuonium. This was an experiment that was performed at the TRIUMF accelerator in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. After joining the Gustavus faculty in 1989, he continued to collaborate with a group at TRIUMF studying muon-catalyzed fusion. He received two National Science Foundation grants, two grants from Research Corporation to enable Gustavus students to participate in this project.

Starting in about 2000, he shifted his primary research focus from nuclear physics to acoustics. He worked with Charles Hendrickson, president of the Hendrickson Organ company, in a study of the vibration of reeds in reed organ pipes.


B.S. St. John's, 1983; Ph.D. Wyoming, 1989

Courses Taught


PHY-210 (Scientific Programming)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PHY-271Electronics and Instrumentation Lab182016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2005/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
PHY-305Experimental Modern Physics132015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
PHY-305Experimental Modern Physics Lab132015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
PHY-270Electronics and Instrumentation112016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
PHY-370Advanced Math Methods102016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
PHY-210Sci Programming in C62016/JN, 2015/JN, 2014/JN, 2012/JN, 2010/JN, and 2002/JN
PHY-399Senior Seminar52016/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA
FTS-100FTS:Energy52013/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2005/FA
PHY-121General Physics I Lab52005/FA and 2004/FA
PHY-380Thermal and Statistical Physics42007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA
PHY-221Classical Physics II Lab42007/SP, 2006/SP, and 2005/SP
PHY-250Applied Math Sci & Eng32016/FA, 2015/FA, and 2014/FA
PHY-235Robotics Workshop32013/JN, 2008/JN, and 2007/JN
PHY-350Electromagnetic Theory32008/SP, 2007/SP, and 2005/SP
PHY-220Classical Physics II32007/SP, 2006/SP, and 2005/SP
PHY-330Nuclear Physics22009/SP and 2006/SP
PHY-330Nuclear Physics Lab22009/SP and 2006/SP
PHY-310Electronics and Instrumentation II22009/JN and 2005/JN
PHY-200Classical Physics I22002/FA and 2001/FA
PHY-390Quantum Mechanics22000/FA and 1999/FA
PHY-196Cosmic Universe Lab12016/FA
PHY-091Honors Thesis12015/SP
PHY-225Quantum Universe12013/SP
PHY-104Sound & Music w/Lab12012/SP
NDL-130How Music Instrmnt Work12011/JN
CUR-260Natural World12010/SP
PHY-365Project in Physics12009/JN
PHY-268Career Exploration12006/JN
PHY-120General Physics I12004/FA
PHY-108Computer as a Tool12001/JN

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.