Peter Pella, W.K.T Sahm Professor of Physics, holds a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from Kent State University, an M.S. in experimental nuclear physics from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Participating in research at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility, the Bates Linear Accelerator Facility, and the Thomas Jefferson Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility in medium-energy nuclear physics, his work includes the study of the spin response of the nuclear force and fundamental properties of the neutron. He is also involved in issues related to nuclear weapons: as a William Foster Fellow (1994-95), he worked at the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, from which he received a meritorious honor award for his service in achieving the indefinite extension of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and at the Bureau of Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State, from 2000 to 2001.
Peter J. Pella
W. K. T. Sahm Professor of Physics, Physics
Phone: (717) 337 - 6025
Box: Campus Box 0405
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
MS United States Military Academy at West Point, 1970
MS Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1977
MS Kent State University, 1983