faculty

Michael Sommermann, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics
(805) 565-6094

Office Location

Physics Building 106

Office Available

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12:45-1:45pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment
 

Specialization(s)

Nuclear, Theoretical

Biography/Details

Dr. Sommermann was born and raised in Germany and graduated from the Universitat Wurzburg with a degree in physics. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate in physics at the State University of New York at Albany and has taught at Westmont since 1985. He has received three research grants from the National Science Foundation focused on the dynamics of skyrmion interactions and collisions and one for an astronomy workshop at the University of Colorado in 1993. He received a Westmont Faculty Research Award in 1993.