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Frederick A. Ringwald

Professor of Physics
Director, Fresno State's Observatories
Department of Physics
California State University, Fresno

Ph.D. in Physics, Dartmouth College, 1993

Curriculum Vitae / Publications and Preprints
Prof. Ringwald's 2014 Spring Schedule

2014 Spring Classes:
PSci 21 Elementary Astronomy
Phys 4C Light and Modern Physics
Phys 150 Astrophysics

Classes from Previous Semesters

Current solar images / Current space weather
Solar Cycle 24 / Accurate time / My picture

Research opportunities
for Fresno State students

Gallery of images from the Campus Observatory,
the Sierra Nevada, and Mount Laguna

Adventure! Excitement!


Research Interests: Multiwavelength observational astronomy of cataclysmic variable binary stars, nova shells, accretion disks and outflows, X-ray binaries and black holes, common envelope evolution, stellar magnetism, and extrasolar planets; also spaceflight and astronomical instrumentation.


Images taken at Fresno State's Campus Observatory At right: Some images from
Fresno State's Campus Observatory.


E-mail: ringwald[at]csufresno.edu and replace [at] with @


Office: McLane 11, in the new J wing (Building J), across the outdoor "hall" from McLane 149, 151, and 161 (near the Womens' Room).


Office hours (January 16 - May 9):

MWF 1-2, TuTh 5-6 p.m.

If students need to see Professor Ringwald outside of office hours, please call or e-mail first.


(559) 278-8426 : Phone
(559) 278-2371 : Secretary
(559) 278-7741 : Fax


Mailing Address:
2345 E. San Ramon Ave., M/S MH37
Fresno, CA 93740-8031, U.S.A.


Here is the department brochure, which I edited. It's a pdf file, which you can read with Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free program available here. Here is a recruiting slide.



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Last updated 2014 February 1. Web page by Professor Ringwald
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