Jessie Petricka


Associate 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


FTS-100 (FTS:Compared to What), PHY-215 (Electromag. Universe), and PHY-216 (Electromag. Univ. Lab)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PHY-380Thermal and Statistical Physics72015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
PHY-399Senior Seminar62014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
PHY-305Experimental Modern Physics Lab62014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
PHY-340Condensed Matter Lab32015/SP, 2013/SP, and 2011/SP
PHY-340Condensed Matter32015/SP, 2013/SP, and 2011/SP
PHY-206Mechanical Univ Lab32014/SP, 2013/SP, and 2012/SP
PHY-205Mechanical Universe32014/SP, 2013/SP, and 2012/SP
PHY-260Modern Physics32012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/SP
PHY-225Quantum Universe22015/SP and 2014/SP
PHY-305Experimental Modern Physics22014/FA and 2009/FA
PHY-216Electromag. Univ. Lab12015/FA
PHY-215Electromag. Universe12015/FA
PHY-121General Physics I Lab12015/FA
PHY-221Classical Physics II Lab12010/SP
PHY-220Classical Physics II12010/SP