Department of Engineering, Computer Science, & Physics
Dr. Trittmann is a theoretical particle physicist. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, he did post-doctoral research at the Weizmann Institute in Israel and at the Ohio State University.
His research focuses on the properties of lower-dimensional quantum field theories. Often he uses numerical methods to obtain results concerning the energies (masses) of bound states of fundamental particles.
Dr. Trittmann teaches the gamut of physics offerings, from the introductory sequency to advanced topics, and the INST astronomy course. He is the director of the university’s Weitkamp observatory, and mans a monthly lecture series on topics in astronomy. “Starry Mondays” – conducted every first Monday of the month – include the opportunity to see the nightsky from the rooftop of the Science Building. Dr. Trittmann recently published a history-inspired introductory astronomy textbook titled “Constructing the Expanding Universe.”
- Max Plack Institut fuer Kernphysik, Ph.D., 1996
- Universitaet Heidelberg, Diplom (Physik), 1993
Research, Creative, & Professional Work
- Theoretical High Energy Physics