I'm a Professor in the Physics Department here at Creighton University. I grew up in scenic Clinton, IA, went off to Grinnell College for four years, and then earned my M.S. and Ph.D. in the Nuclear Theory Group at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. I've been at Creighton since 1991.
This fall I'm teaching General Physics (PHY211), and Modern Physics Lab (PHY302).
My research interests are in the area of nuclear and particle physics, particularly Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics. I'm a member of the STAR Collaboration, an international group that studies matter in the extreme conditions created when nuclei collide at nearly the speed of light. I am particularly interested in what occurs in "ultra-peripheral" collisions, where the nuclei pass in close proximity but do not actually overlap.
For fun I enjoy jogging, biking, hiking, backpacking and reading. I play the flute, and I'm perennially struggling to learn to play the guitar. My husband and I have two kids, Sophia (5) and Eric (3), who keep me wildly entertained in my free time.
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Janet Seger Physics Department Creighton University Phone: (402)280-4709 2500 California Plaza FAX: (402)280-2140 Omaha, NE 68178 email: firstname.lastname@example.org