Travis Norsen

Travis Norsen has taught undergraduate physics at Marlboro College, Smith College, Bridgewater State University, and Mount Holyoke College. He holds a PhD in theoretical nuclear astrophysics (University of Washington, 2002) and has made major contributions in the foundations of quantum mechanics through his work on Bell's theorem, Bohmian mechanics, and weak measurement. Travis's unique approach to teaching has been influenced by Physics Education Research, by his interests in the history and philosophy of science, by Maria Montessori, and by his own classroom experience.  His goal is always to create a comfortable (and fun) learning environment in which students are encouraged -- and expected -- to make their own first-hand discoveries and to explore physics concepts deeply and thoroughly.