David Taylor

PhD, University of Maryland, 1983

David Taylor was an editor at the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters for six years before joining the faculty at Northwestern in 1989.  He is currently involved with undergraduate teaching and with coordination of the graduate Teaching Assistants in the department.  He is also active in alumni and public outreach and in departmental fund-raising.  Dr. Taylor is especially interested in teaching physics to nonscience majors and to the lay public.  He has presented several series of lectures to the Northwestern Alumni Association, including lectures on the history of physics (in 1999), on the astrophysical and geological factors that may determine whether other intelligent life exists in our galaxy (in 2004), and on energy sources that might someday replace fossil fuels (in 2008).  Dr. Taylor was selected to the 1996-97 Associated Student Government's Faculty Honor Roll, which recognizes teaching excellence.  His personal web site (physics version) is: http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/~infocom/My Site/.  His personal web site (Victorian version) is: http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/~infocom/scndempr.

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August 26, 2013