Dr. Georg Rieger
Office: Henn 258
Phone: (604)822-4269 (office)
Department of Physics
Courses: Phys 100, Phys 101, Phys 409 labs
I am a instructor 1 at UBC. I teach mainly first-year physics such as Phys 100, 101, and 102. I also teach lab classes such as Phys 209 or Phys 409.
Although I teach large classes, I try to make my lectures as
interactive as possible. Modern technologies such as electronic response
systems get students involved through in-class conceptual questions. In addition to demonstrations, I also like to use computer
simulations (mostly from the PhET group at the
I have a background in experimental research (optics, lasers, spectroscopy), but I am now focusing on Physics Education Research (PER). I am currently not able to take any new grad students or postdocs.
I like sports, music, and literature. When I obtained my first degree in Physics in 1990 from the Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (