Kenneth Kiers
                     

Dr. Ken Kiers

Physics and Engineering Department

 

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Department Chair & Professor of Physics

Phone: (765) 998-4689
Email: knkiers@tayloru.edu

Specialties: Quantum Mechanics, Mathematical Methods in Physics, Chaos and encryption with electrical circuits, Particle physics theory, CP violation, Phenomenology, extensions of the Standard Model, Supersymmetry, Multi-Higgs Models, Left-Right Model, Top quark physics, B meson physics, Higgs physics, Neutrino physics

 

Education:

PhD, Theoretical Particle Physics, University of British Columbia, 1996
Thesis: “A study of neutrino propagation and oscillations both in vacuum and in dense media”
BS, Physics, McMaster University, 1991


Why I Came to Taylor:

I went to a Christian college for a few years as an undergraduate and really felt called to teach at a similar institution after I received my Ph.D.  Taylor’s great!  I love teaching and getting to know our students.  Being around 18-22-year-olds all the time has a way of keeping you young!


Advice to Incoming Students:

Take Dr. Davis’ advice during University Physics I – to succeed in physics or engineering, you need to work hard.  Others in your dorm may have lots of time for playing video games, but you don’t!  Also, try to get to know some of the upperclassmen in physics or engineering.  They can be a great source of advice for succeeding in the major.  Finally, please ask your professors for help if you are stuck.  It’s better to come sooner rather than wait until you’re way behind.


Hobbies:

  • Wood working
  • Construction/framing
  • Racquetball
  • Computer programming