Bret E. Crawford
Associate Professor, Physics
Campus Box 0405
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
(717) 337 -
PhD Duke University, 1997
MA Duke University, 1995
MS University of Vermont, 1991
BS University of South Carolina, 1989
Bret Crawford received his B.S. in electrical engineering at the University of South Carolina, an M.S. in physics from the University of Vermont, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from Duke University. His research area is experimental nuclear physics, and he is currently involved
in a measurement of the neutron-neutron scattering length with colleagues at the Yaguar reactor in Snezhinsk, Russia and a measurement at the National Institute of Science and Technology of the parity-violating spin rotation of transversely polarized neutrons in superfluid helium.
He, along with fellow Gettysburg physics professors Sharon Stephenson and Peter Pella, and many of our physics majors, have worked over the past few years to bring a 250-keV proton accelerator online here at the College; the 1960's era accelerator was generously donated by TUNL (Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory).
Dr. Crawford teaches courses throughout the major as well as a course on the physics of music for non-science majors and a course on energy and the environment for the Environmental Studies department.