Warren F. Rogers

Professor of Physics
Phone: (805) 565-6092
Email: rogers(at)westmont.edu
Office Location: Kerrwood Hall 102

Office Hours
By appointment

Experimental Nuclear Physics, Cosmic Ray Muon detection

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught:

  • Modern Physics (PHY-025)
  • Quantum Mechanics I (PHY-121)
  • Electricity and Magnetism (PHY-150)
  • Electromagnetic Waves and Optics (PHY-151)
  • Classical Mechanics (PHY-131)
  • Physics of Music (PHY-007, PHS-017)
  • Senior Seminar (PHY-195)
  • Advanced Laboratory (PHY-170)
  • General Physics I (PHY-121)
  • General Physics Laboratory (PHY-022, 024)
  • Physics for Life Sciences I (PHY-011)
  • Physics for Life Sciences Laboratory (PHY-012,014)
  • Special Topics: Nuclear and Particle Physics (PHY-155)
  • Independent and Major Honors Research (PHY-198-199)


  • B.S. - Harvey Mudd College
  • M.A. and Ph.D. - University of Rochester
  • Post-doctoral Research - University of Washington

Research Activity:

Service and Honors:

  • Distinguished Service Award, Division of Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society
  • Founder and Organizer of the annual "Conference Experience for Undergraduates" (CEU) for the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy - 1998 - present
  • Executive Committee Member, California-Nevada Section of the American Physical Society
  • Served on a National Science Foundation Nuclear Physics Proposal Review Panel
  • Served on the Committee on Education, American Physical Society
  • Member of the Education Committee of the Division of Nuclear Physics, APS
  • Served on the Committee on Education of the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (2003-2004)
  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Principle Investigator on NSF grants PHY-1506402, PHY-1101745, PHY-0922622, PHY-0502010, PHY-0132641, PHY-0072915, PHY-9722692, PHY-9496322, PHY-9302897

Student Research Assistants Mentored

  • Tim Seagren (summer 15)
  • Aria Hamann (summer 15)
  • Rachel Parkhurst (summers 14,15)
  • Nathaniel Taylor (summer 12,13)
  • Sierra Garrett (summers 12,13)
  • Alyson Barker (summers 12,13)
  • Jackson Kwiatkowski (summer 11)
  • Bethany Sutherland (summer 11)
  • Alegra Aulie (summer 10)
  • Amanda Grovom (summers 10,11) Wyatt Technologies 2011-2013
  • Chris Morse (summer 09) PhD Physics candidate Michigan State University
  • Christopher Sullivan (summer 09) PhD Physics candidate Michigan State University
  • Mike Bennett (summer 09) PhD Physics candidate Michigan State University
  • Michael Gardner (summers 07,08) PhD Physics candidate UC Davis
  • Alexandra Reed (summer 07)
  • Malinda Reese (summer 06)
  • Jamie Gillette (summers 06,07)
  • Evan Mosby (summers 05,06) ESRI programmer
  • Shea Mosby (summers 05,06) PhD Physics Michigan State University, staff scientist, Los Alamos National Lab
  • Michael Strongman (summer 04) M.S. Physics Michigan State University
  • Kyle Watters (summer 04) PhD Physics Stanford University, Profressor, Creighton University
  • Lance Elliott (summer 04)
  • Sarah Clark (summer 03)
  • Chris Ritchey (summer 02)
  • Nathan Walker (summers 02,03)
  • Brett Isselhardt (summer 01) PhD Nuclear Engineering UC Berkeley, Postoc Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Joe Stevick (summer 01) PhD Biophysics Cambridge University, UK
  • Kevin Veenstra (summer 01) M.S. Mechanical Engineering Stanford University
  • Heather Severson (summer 00)
  • Kevin Boles (summer 00)
  • Andrew Johnson (summer 99) M.S. Computer and Electrical Engineering UC Santa Barbara
  • Jonathan Mitchell (summer 98) PhD Physics University of Chicago, Postdoc Princeton, Professor of Physics, UCLA
  • Andrew Davies (summers 98,99) PhD Physics Michigan State University, State Department
  • Gene Grimm (summer 97) M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering UC Santa Barbara
  • Scott Riley (summer 97) PhD Chemistry UC Davis
  • Bill Klug (summer 96) PhD Mechanical Engineering California Institute of Technology, Professor of Engineering, UCLA
  • Molly Uhl (summers 95,96)
  • Joslyn Misaki (summer 95)