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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
2022 Spring Classes:
Phys 4C Light and Modern Physics
PSci 21 Elementary Astronomy
Coordinating: PSci 21 Elementary Astronomy Labs

Classes from Previous Semesters

Current space weather / Sunspot numbers
Accurate time / My picture

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

Adventure! Excitement!

Research Interests: Multiwavelength observational astronomy of cataclysmic variables, nova shells, accretion disks and outflows, X-ray binaries and black holes, common envelope evolution, stellar magnetism, exoplanets, starburst galaxies, quasars, time-series analysis; also spaceflight and astronomical instrumentation.

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

Office: Room 11 of the J wing of McLane Hall
(near the ground-floor Women's Room and 15 meters east of the large lecture hall McLane 161)

Office hours (from 2022 May 31 to August 22):

By appointment only

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

Email: ringwald[at] and replace [at] with @

(559) 278-8426 : Phone

Postal mail address:
2345 E. San Ramon Ave., M/S MH37
Fresno, CA 93740-8031, U.S.A.

Here is the department brochure that I edited. It's a pdf file that you can read with Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free program available here. Here is a recruiting slide.
Last updated 2022 May 31. Webpage by Professor Ringwald
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