Stephen Padalino

Distinguished Teaching Professor Of Physics
ISC 227A

Stephen Padalino has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1985.

Portrait of Steven Paladino

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. & M.S., Nuclear Physics; Florida State University

  • B.S., Applied Physics; Stockton State College

  • A.S., Chemistry; Community College of Morris


  • Nuclear Confinement Fusion
  • Horseback riding


  • PHYS 120: Physics First Year Experience

    An introductory course for entering students considering a career in physics or engineering. Through presentations, discussions and investigations the question "What is Physics?" will be examined. Study methods and time utilization for success in physics will also be addressed. No prerequisite. Cannot be counted toward the physics major. Graded on S/U basis. Not offered on a regular basis

  • PHYS 123: Analytical Physics I

    An analytical, calculus-based treatment of kinematics, Newton's laws, kinetic and potential energy, friction, linear momentum, angular momentum, rotational dynamics, gravitational physics, and simple harmonic motion. Notes: Both PHYS 123 and either PHYS 114 or PHYS 124 must be passed to receive core credit. A student may not receive credit for both PHYS 113 and PHYS 123. Prerequisites/Corequisites: MATH 221 or permission of department. PHYS 114 or PHYS 124 or permission of department. Offered every fall.

  • PHYS 124: N/Analytical Physics I Lab

    An experimental course developing laboratory and analytical skills in physics. Includes experiments in kinematics, Newton's laws, uncertainty analysis, momentum and energy conservation, and projectile motion. Prerequisites/Corequisites: PHYS 123 or permission of department. Offered every fall

  • PHYS 372: Undergraduate Research

    Designed to introduce the student to research techniques in physics, astronomy, or engineering. With faculty supervision, each student will complete a significant project which requires originality and broadens knowledge. Prerequisites: PHYS 362 and prior approval of department.