Karen Johnson

Associate Professor Physics Department

Ph.D. - History of Science and Technology
   University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

M.S. - Physics
   University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

B.A. - Physics
   Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Karen Johnson

Dr. Karen Johnson studies the history of modern physics, particularly nuclear and chemical physics. Her work has focused on the close analysis of the evolution of scientific ideas, such as the wave theory of light and the nuclear shell model. She also studies the history of women in science and the role of collaboration in scientific creativity. Dr. Johnson has been teaching in the St. Lawrence Physics department since 1989. 

Fall 2021 Courses:

  • Phys 110: The Scientific Revolution

Summer 2021 Courses:

  • Phys 3011: The Art & Craft of Scientific Writing

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