Peter Timbie

Position title: Professor


Phone: (608) 890-2002

6209 Chamberlin Hall
Department of Physics
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706

I’ve always been interested in finding new techniques for learning about the past.  Observational cosmology is a perfect way to do that;   my research team focuses on developing new detector physics and technology to explore the early Universe with astrophysical measurements.   Helping other people understand science is another passion of mine.   We have recently developed a new introductory physics course that has dramatically improved students’ understanding.  Outside of the university, I enjoy reading about history, traveling, and trying to learn new languages during those trips.  The experiments I’ve been involved with have made it easy to work with delightful colleagues all over the world.  I’ve recently been able to visit collaborators at LAL/University of Paris-Saclay and at NAOC in Beijing and Fermilab.  You can find my CV here.