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Department of Physics

Ray Hall

Ray Hall

Title: Professor of Physics
Office: McL 24
Phone: (559) 278-8345 
Fax: (559) 278-7741 

Spring 2021 Office Hours:

Day Hours

Spring 2021 Classes:

Class Time Day(s) Location
PHYS 4BL 6PM to 8:50PM M Virtual


Ph.D., U.C. Riverside

Areas of Expertise and Interest

The majority of my published research involved the DØ Collaboration (a 700+ member experimental particle physics experiment at Fermilab) which took place from June 1989 to 2010. A highlight of my participation included the discovery of the top quark, a fundamental particle of nature. 

My current research centers on understanding best practices for teaching critical thinking and methodologies of science, and how to best assess student learning outcomes in these areas.

Main Courses Taught:

  • Physics 4A: Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Calculus- Mechanics and Energy
  • Physics 115: Quantum Mechanics
  • NS4: Science and Nonsense- Critical Thinking and the Methods of Science (Area A3 GE)
  • H102: Revolutions in Science and Social Science (Upper Division GE for Honors Students)

Selected Publications

CV of Dr. Hall [PDF, 55KB]