Fields of Interest
S.B., Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982
Ph.D., Physics, University of Washington, 1992
Peter S. Shaffer is a Professor in the Physics Department. He joined the UW Physics Education Group in 1985 and has been deeply involved in the development of both Tutorials in Introductory Physics and Physics by Inquiry. Some of his current work includes examining student understanding of electric circuits, kinematics, dynamics, spectroscopy, and introductory quantum mechanics. He is also involved in research to probe student scientific reasoning ability.