Joseph C. Weingartner

I am currently an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at George Mason University . From 1999 through 2003, I was a postdoc at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics ( CITA ), at the University of Toronto . I received my Ph.D. in physics in 1999 from Princeton University , under the supervision of Bruce T. Draine . My research focuses on physical processes associated with cosmic dust.

Tables and Subroutines

Grain Size Distributions

Heating of Interstellar Gas by Photoelectric Emission from Dust

Electron-Ion Recombination on Grains and PAHs


ASTR 210: Introduction to Astrophysics

ASTR 328: Stars

ASTR 403, 603: Planetary Science

ASTR 480, 680: The Interstellar Medium

PHYS 160: University Physics I (recitations)

PHYS 303: Classical Mechanics

PHYS 428, 628: Relativity

PHYS 685: Classical Electrodynamics I

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