Charlie Freeman

Distinguished Teaching Professor
ISC 228C

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


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 113: General Physics I

    An introduction to the concepts and laws of physics with applications to biological systems; course includes mechanics, thermodynamics, wave properties, and sound.

  • PHYS 114: 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.

  • 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.