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Andrew P Zwicker

Head, Science Education

Andrew Zwicker is a physicist and science educator. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, The American Association of Physics Teachers has named him to its list of 75 leading contributors to physics education. He is currently the Editor of the APS Forum on Physics and Society's newsletter and a past chair of that Forum. Additionally, he is a past member of the APS Committee on Education. At Princeton University he is a lecturer in the Writing Program and a faculty advisor for freshmen and sophomores. He and a collaborator won the University's 2006 Art of Science competition for a photograph entitled “Plasma Table” and he is now a co-organizer. In 2012, Zwicker and a collaborator won an honorable mention for a video explaining a flame in a contest created by actor Alan Alda and the Center for Communicating Science at SUNY-Stony Brook.


  • Dusty plasmas
  • Plasma speakers
  • The use of plasmas as a teaching tool

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