Jessie Petricka


Assistant Professor in Physics

I grew up in nearby Northfield Minnesota. After attending Northfield High I stayed close to home at Carleton College and earned a degree in physics. I went to graduate school at Yale University and researched in the group of David DeMille on a project to create ultra-cold polar molecules. After defending my thesis I soon thereafter he joined the group of John Thomas at Duke University to study the properties of ultra-cold fermionic atoms.

Jessie enjoys spending time with his family, and many outdoor-type activities, including hiking and watersports.

See more at my homepage.


B.A. Carleton College 2001; Ph.D Yale University 2007

Courses Taught


PHY-205 (Mechanical Universe), PHY-206 (Mechanical Univ Lab), and PHY-225 (Quantum Universe)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PHY-305Experimental Modern Physics Lab52013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
PHY-399Senior Seminar52013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
PHY-380Thermal and Statistical Physics52013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
PHY-260Modern Physics32012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/SP
PHY-340Condensed Matter22013/SP and 2011/SP
PHY-340Condensed Matter Lab22013/SP and 2011/SP
PHY-206Mechanical Univ Lab22013/SP and 2012/SP
PHY-205Mechanical Universe22013/SP and 2012/SP
PHY-220Classical Physics II12010/SP
PHY-221Classical Physics II Lab12010/SP
PHY-305Experimental Modern Physics12009/FA