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Charlie Freeman

Department Chair And Distinguished Teaching Professor
ISC 234A

Charlie Freeman has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1997.

Office Hours for Spring 2020

  • Monday 2:00-3:30 pm

  • Tuesday 10:00-11:30 am

  • Tuesday 1:00-2:30 pm

  • Friday 10:00-11:00 am

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. & M.S., Nuclear Physics, University of Rochester

  • S.B., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Director of SUNY Geneseo 1.7 MV Pelletron accelerator lab with research interests in Inertial Confinement Fusion, plasma diagnostics, and ion beam analytical techniques including Proton Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE), Rutherford Backscattering Analysis (RBS), and Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA). Also interested in studying the physics of baseball.


  • PHYS 114: N/Physics I Lab

    A lab course to complement General Physics I and Analytical Physics I lectures. Experiments in kinematics, projectile motion, Newton's laws, momentum, and energy conservation will be performed. Prerequisites/Corequisites: PHYS 113 or PHYS 123. Offered every fall

  • PHYS 311: Classical Mechanics

    The dynamics of a particle subject to various types of forces: forced and damped harmonic oscillations; conservative forces; vector algebra; kinematics in more than one dimension; multiple-particle systems. Prerequisites: PHYS 224, PHYS 228 and MATH 326, or permission of department. Offered every fall

  • PHYS 341: Seminar in Physics

    Presentations are made by students enrolled, faculty members, and invited guests. Each student is expected to attend each scheduled meeting and to make at least one oral presentation on a topic approved by the instructor. Students must also write critiques of presentations. Prerequisites: PHYS 362.