Ellen Keister
Assistant Professor of Physics; 3-2 Engineering Program Liaison

Ellen Keister uses ultrafast lasers to image things that are very fast and very small (think molecules and nanostructures). She comes to Earlham from JILA at the University of Colorado and, before that, the University of Illinois.

She says of Earlham students, “They are genuinely committed to scholarship and knowledge and learning how to think.”

Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 135

Phone
765-983-1219

E-mail
keistel@earlham.edu

Office
217 Dennis Hall

Programs/Departments

  • Physics and Astronomy

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • M.S., University of Illinois
  • B.S., College of William and Mary

Selected Courses:

Analytical Physics
Quantum Mechanics
Advanced Physics Lab
Light, Color and Vision

I am interested in ultrafast (pulses less than one one-trillionth of a second) lasers and their applications. These lasers make it possible to image both the very fast and the very small. Applications include biological imaging, magnetization, heat transport and nanoparticle dynamics.

American Physical Society

They are passionate about many things, both inside and outside their major or specialty. They are genuinely committed to scholarship and knowledge and learning how to think.

I enjoy music (piano and choral), fiber arts, cooking and photography.

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