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Jennifer Birriel

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Jennifer Birriel, Associate Professor
Program/Dept: Mathematics & Physics
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: Ph. D.
Contact Info:
Lappin 425D
Phone: 606.783.2924


Dr. Jennifer Birriel received her B.S. in physics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1992. She received her M.S. in physics in 1996 and her Ph.D. in physics in 2000, both from the University of Pittsburgh. Birriel's research specialty is stellar spectroscopy and light pollution. She also has a regular column, entitled the Astronomer's Notebook, in Mercury magazine, which is a publication of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.  She is a professor of physics and teaches general physics and physics courses for physics majors. She also occasionally teaches Honors 215 (The Modern World) and an FYS course on ET and Interstellar Travel.


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