Noah Finkelstein

Professor & Vice-chair (2021-2022)
Department of Physics

Network of STEM Education Centers (nat'l)

Presidents' Teaching Scholar &
Inaugural Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador (-2016)
CU system
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Physics Education Research

My field of focus is Physics Education Research. I am a physicist who creates and studies conditions which promote students' interest and ability in physics, education and the intersection of these domains. I am deeply committed to blending research, teaching, and community partnership. However, for the sake of this web-page, I'll create some (artificial) boundaries.


Classes offered (e.g. Fall 2003 Physics 2010)

Projects / Grants

Professional activities and grants with which I'm involved

Papers / Talks

A discussion of my research efforts and some sample papers (including some student work).

Bio / CV

A description of my past and professional face


Local (CU) and National (APS / AAPT / PER) Committees on which I serve


A description of my illustrious activities outside the professional realm

In the News...

       Finkelstein named Marinus Smith Awardee (from parents and students) Teaching Award 2022.

Read Edith Gelles' ( mom's!) new book on John and Abigail Adams.

Last updated: Jul 2019.

mailing address: Department of Physics, UCB390, Boulder, CO 80309-0390

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