Chris NoltingFaculty

Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics

I grew up in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. I attended the University of Minnesota for both undergrad and grad school, where I majored in physics & astrophysics. I was heavily involved in the Society of Physics Students and fell in love with public outreach, later helping to organize the Universe in the Park program as well as public observing nights on campus. My PhD thesis work revolved around studying the dynamics of galaxy cluster environments and their effects on the jets originating from the supermassive black holes in active galaxies. I went on to a Postdoc at the College of Charleston, where I taught and continued my research, as well as getting involved in Astronomy on Tap outreach events. Then, I spent a year at Los Alamos National Lab doing more research on galactic scale jets. I'm excited to return to Minnesota and to teaching at Gustavus!

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B.S. Physics, B.S., Astrophysics, PhD Astrophysics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (2014, 2014, 2020)

Courses Taught

PHY-171 (General Physics II Lab), PHY-205 (Mechanical Universe), and PHY-206 (Mechanical Univ Lab)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PHY-121 General Physics I Lab 2 2023/FA
PHY-380 Thermal and Statistical Physics 1 2023/FA
PHY-120 General Physics I 1 2023/FA
PHY-122 General Physics I with Calculus 1 2023/FA