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Cecilia Barnbaum

Bronze Level Contributor  MERLOT Author
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Valdosta State University
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Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Jul 31, 2012
Member Since: Feb 01, 2002



Primary Affiliation:
  • University System of Georgia - Valdosta State University (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, GA, United States)
Secondary Affiliation:
  • Valdosta State University (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, GA, United States)

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Skills & Interests

Education History

  • PhD Astronomy/Astrophysics (05/1992)
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA Biology (06/1981)
    Immaculate Heart College


  • Professor, Physics and Astronomy (08/1998 - Current) Valdosta State University
  • Tenure Track Astronomer (10/1996 - 07/1998) Space Telescope Science Institute (Hubble ST)
  • Jansky Postoctoral Fellow (06/1993 - 10/1996) National Radio Astronomy Observtory
  • President's Postdoctoral Fellow (06/1992 - 06/1993) University of California, Berkeley

Teaching Experience

  • Introduction to the Universe ( Current)
    Valdosta State University - Astronomy
    Survey course of Astronomy and Astrophysics for the non-scientists.
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics (Winter 2011)
    Valdosta State University - Advanced mathematical methods used in physics
    Advanced mathematical methods, including complex analysis, Fourier Series, Fourier Transforms, orthgonal bases in >3-D spaces, orthogonal functions.
  • Quantum Mechanics I and II (Winter 2011)
    Valdosta State University - Quantum Mechanics
    An investigation of what led to the outrageous ideas of modern quantum physics. Schrodinger's equation, quantum tunneling, Dirac notation, matrix mechanics, classical measuring machines as mathematical operators, eigenvalues as observable measurements, eigenvectors as leading to translation matrices between different bases and probabilities.
  • Astrobiology (Winter 2009)
    Valdosta State University - Astrobiology
    Investigation of what constitutes life; how life formed on earth; where in the solar system we should look for life and how; looking for life outside the solar system.