David Jackson received a B.S. from the University of Washington in 1989 and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1994 where he studied interfacial pattern formation. He was a visiting assistant professor at Dickinson from 1994-1997 and then re-joined the faculty in 2001. David's research specialty centers around magnetic fluid pattern formation (theoretical, computational, and experimental), but he also likes working with students on smaller-scale research projects. In addition, he is very active in curriculum development and is the primary author of an activity guide for non-science students titled "Explorations in Physics: An Activity-Based Approach to Understanding the World." His most recent new project is developing a number of single-photon quantum mechanics experiments in the undergraduate curriculum.
Outside of work, David loves spending time with his wife Virginia, 8-year old son Adam, and 6-year old daughter Kyra. He plays and coaches soccer and enjoys playing acoustic guitar and mandolin. He recently acquired a beautiful new Rigel Comet.
Check out Quantum Connections, a series of quantum mechanics podcasts authored by my first-year seminar students in Fall, 2007.