Dr. Geoff Lenters
Professor of Physics
153 Padnos Hall of Science
Department of Physics
- Ph.D. University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL (1999)
- M.S. University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL (1996)
- B.S. Calvin College, MI (1993)
- Professor of Physics, Grand Valley State University, Aug. 2016 - Present.
- Associate Professor of Physics, Grand Valley State University, Aug. 2009 - 2016.
- Assistant Professor of Physics, Grand Valley State University, Aug. 2003 - 2009.
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Calvin College 2002 - 2003.
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Hope College 2000 - 2002.
- Post-doc at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, 1999 - 2000.
- PHY 220/221: General Physics I & II
- PHY 230/231: Principles of Physics I & II
- PHY 302: Advanced Lab (Modern Physics)
- PHY 305: Modern Physics
- PHY 340: Electricity and Magnetism
- PHY 350: Quantum Mechanics
- Conceptual Physics
- World After Einstein
- Astronomy for Teachers
I am interested in anything astronomy. My research in the past has been in the area of particle transport in plasma related to solar flares, and X-ray data analysis for a special class of neutrons stars called magnetars. I am currently foraging into the field of radio astronomy with a student here at GVSU. For details please click on the research statement below.
Research with Undergraduate Students
- Johnathan Goupell – “Extraordinary Bursts from a Soft Gamma Repeater.”
- Robert Leach – “Magnetar Timing Analysis.”
- Abram Bos – “A Systematic Catalog of SGR Events from RXTE Data.”
- Patrick Minor – "Radio astronomy."
- J.D. Campbell, A. Bowman, III, G.T. Lenters, and S.K. Remillard, "Collision and diffusion in microwave breakdown of nitrogen gas in and around microgaps," AIP Advances, Vol. 4, no. 1, 017119, (2014).(Collaboration with Hope College)
- Referee for Astrophysical Journal.
- Textbook Review.
- American Astronomical Society.