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Northwest Missouri State University

David Richardson

David Richardson



3875 Garrett-Strong


660.562.1188 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2002

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. Nuclear Physics; University of Birmingham, 1999
  • B.S. Physics;  University of Manchester, 1995

Courses Taught

  • 40-122/3 Descriptive Astronomy (Lecture and Lab)
  • 25-112/3 General Physics II (Lecture and Lab)
  • 25-120/1 Fundamentals of Classical Physics I (Lecture and Lab)
  • 25-230/1 Fundamentals of Classical Physics II (Lecture and Lab)
  • 25-3 Optics (Lecture and Lab)
  • 25-350/1 Modern Physics I (Lecture and Lab)
  • 25-3 Mechanics (Lecture and Lab)
  • 25-3 Electronics Lab
  • 25-3 Nanoscale Science II

Academic Interests

  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Optics (Classical and Quantum)
  • Spectroscopy
  • Precision Measurements
  • Nanoscale structures

Scholarly Activity

  • Design and building of an ion UHV beam line. Development of advanced course laboratory activities.

Student Group Advisement

  • Northwest Student Rugby Team

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member of the Institute of Physics