Dennis Krause came to Wabash in 1998 after finishing a three-year stint as a visiting professor at Williams College. Wabash was a perfect fit for Prof. Krause who discovered he wanted to teach at a quality liberal arts college while an undergraduate at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota. At Wabash he is also able to collaborate with researchers at Purdue University (where received his Ph.D. and where he is an adjunct physics professor) and IUPUI in Indianapolis. While he is a theoretical physicist, Prof. Krause works closely with experimentalists since he believes that physics must be firmly grounded in experiments, which provide the true test of a theory’s validity. He has a wide range of research interests that include quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, unstable particles, the Casimir force, and the search for new forces and extra dimensions.
Prof. Krause sees research and teaching as being integral to each other. To see what a physicist really does, a student needs to work on a problem with no known answer. And to teach, a teacher must go beyond the textbook and know how physics is really done. He has brought his research into the classroom and involved students in his research, and he has used ideas inspired by his teaching in his research. It is also important to Prof. Krause to use the latest results of physics education research to try to better understand how his students think and to improve his teaching. All of this takes up most of his time, but when he needs a break, Prof. Krause can be found running the streets of Crawfordsville or perfecting his skills as the Physics Department’s unofficial “grillmeister.”
Ph.D. Physics, Purdue University, 1994
M.S. Physics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1987
B.A., Physics, Saint Olaf College, 1984
PHY 111—General Physics I
PHY 112—General Physics II
PHY 209—Thermal/Relativity Physics
PHY 210—Modern Physics
PHY 230—Thermal Physics
PHY 315—Quantum Mechanics
PHY 388—Independent Study: General Relativity
“Which-Way Information and Quantum Interference with Undecayed Unstable Particles,” Monon Bell Physics Lecture, DePauw University, November, 2013.
“A Quantum Twin Paradox,” at the Meeting of the Anacapa Society, Hamline University, May, 2012.
“Clocks Viewed by Relativistic Observers,” Annual Meeting of the Indiana section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, IUPUI, April 2012.
“Measurement and Uncertainty the GUM Way," Annual Meeting of the Indiana section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Plainfield High School, April 2011.
“Constraining Exotic Weakly Coupled Long-Range Interactions with Pseudoscalar and Axial Couplings with Unpolarized Data,” S. Aldaihan, W. M. Snow, D. E. Krause, J. C. Long, and E. Fischbach, in Proceedings of the Seventh Meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry, edited by V. Alan Kostelecky (World Scientific, 2017), 280–282.
“Is There a Signal for Lorentz Noninvariance in Existing Radioactive Decay Data?” M. J. Mueterthies, D. E. Krause, A. Longman, V. E. Barnes, and E. Fischbach, in Proceedings of the Seventh Meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry, edited by V. Alan Kostelecky (World Scientific, 2017), 197–200.
“Stronger Limits on Hypothetical Yukawa Interactions in the 30-8000 nm Range,” Y. -J. Chen, W. K. Tham, D. E. Krause, D. Lopez, E. Fischbach, and R. S. Decca, Physical Letters 116, 221102 (2016).
“Weak Equivalence Principle, Lorentz Noninvariance, and Nuclear Decays,” E Fischbach, V. E. Barnes, J. M. Heim, D. E. Krause, and J. M. Nistor, in 2015 Gravitation 1000 years after GR: Proceedings of the 50th Rencontres de Moriond, edited by E. Aug ?e, J. Dumarchez, and J. Trˆan Thanh Vˆan (ARISF, 2015), 173–176.
“A priori which-way information in quantum interference with unstable particles,” D. E. Krause, E. Fischbach, Z. J. Rohrbach, Physics Letters A 378, 2490-2494 (2014).
Purdue University Special Initiative Dissertation Year Fellowship (1993)
Purdue University Physics Department Edward S. Akeley Prize (1994)
Wabash College McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Research Scholar (2004)
Charles D. LaFollette Lecturer (2015)
"Motion of Quantum Systems with Indefinite Mass" with Inbum Lee
"Limits on New Forces from the Decca Experiment" with Eric Need
String Interferometry" with Aaron Wirthwein
"Negative Refraction with 1-D and 2-D Metamaterials" with Cameron Dennis
"Quantum Unstable Particles” with Zachary Rohrbach
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