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Aaron Steinhauer

Associate Professor

Physics & Astronomy

ISC 217A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Aaron Steinhauer has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2005.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. & M.A., Astronomy; Indiana University
  • B.A., Physics and Astronomy; Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

Publications and Professional Activities

  • D. J. James, S. A. Barnes, S. Meibom, G. W. Lockwood, S. E. Levine, C. P. Deliyannis, I. Platais, and A. Steinhauer, 2010, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 515, A100, “New Rotation Periods in the Open Cluster NGC1039 (M34), and a Derivation of its Gyrochronology Age.”
  • N. Gorlova, A. Steinhauer, E. Lada, 2010, Astrophysical Journal, 716, 634, “FLAMINGOS Near Infrared Survey of the Serpens Cloud Main Core.”
Fall 2016 Classes

PHYS 223:
Analytical Physics III

    This course will include classical physics and some modern physics topics. The analysis of phenomena such as electromagnetic waves, their interference and diffraction, electromagnetic radiation, blac
    kbody radiation, and interactions of photons with matter, special relativity and gravity will be highlighted. Other topics covered in this course may include geometric optics, thermodynamics, and fluids. Prerequisites: PHYS 125 or permission of department. Offered every fall
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PHYS 226:
Optics & Modern Physics Lab

    Devoted to the understanding of experiments in Optics, Atomic Physics, and Nuclear Physics. Typical experiments would cover composite lens systems, interference effects, e/m, emission spectra, and rad
    ioactive decay. Prerequisites: PHYS 226, Corequisites: PHYS 223 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall
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PHYS 388:
Exp:Astrophysical Techniques