School of Natural & Social Sciences

Department of Physics

Oscar Bernal 
Associate Professor/Physics Advisor


Office: PS 418
Phone: (323) 343-2138
FAX: (323) 343-2497
Email: obernal@calstatela.edu 


INTRODUCTION

Welcome to my page. I am currently the  Associate Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Advisor for both undergraduate and graduate physics students. This page contains my current schedule and information about my research and teaching interests. It will eventually also contain details about our experimental condensed matter lab group and group activities. I hope you find it useful. 

STUDENTS: If you need advisement, or want to learn more about what kind of research we do and how to join the group, do not hesitate to contact me by email obernal@calstatela.edu or to stop by my office during the hours specified below.


TEACHING INTERESTS

General and Modern Physics. 
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Condensed Matter Physics


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Physics of Correlated Electron Systems: 
Kondo Alloys
Heavy Fermion Systems
High-Temperature Superconductors
Quantum Antiferromagnets
Magnetic Resonance Techniques
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance
Muon Spin Rotation 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, 1994 
University of California, Riverside

M.S., Condensed Matter Physics, 1989 
California State University, Los Angeles

B.S., Physics, 1986 
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota


Spring 2006 SCHEDULE
 
Course Sect. Title Day & Time Room
Phys 433

Phys 103

01

06

Solid State  Physics

Gral. Physics Lab

MW 4:20-5:35 pm

T 1:50-4:20

PS-104

PS-302

 

OFFICE HOURS
You can make an appointment by email obernal@calstatela.edu.  Otherwise, try the following times.

Day Time
Monday 3:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30-1:30 pm
Wednesday 3:00-4:00 pm

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