Curriculum Vitae - Eric Ian Barnes

Born: August 14, 1973, Joliet, Illinois, U.S.A.
Address: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Department of Physics
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-8437


Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ph.D. (Physics), 2001

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
M.S. (Physics), 1998

Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, Missouri
B.S. (Physics), 1995

Teaching Experience

Fundamental Physics I/II (PHY 103 & 104, algebra-based introductory physics sequence)
General Physics I/II (PHY 203 & 204, calculus-based introductory sequence)
Solar System Astronomy (PHY 155, introductory astronomy)
Stars, Galaxies, & the Universe (PHY 160, introductory astronomy)
Experimental Physics -- Computational Seminar (PHY 311)
Classical Mechanics (PHY 321)
Electrodynamics (PHY 332)
Thermodynamics (PHY 343)
Computational Physics (PHY 374)
Advanced Computational Physics (PHY 474)
Capstone in Physics (PHY 491, assessment course for senior physics majors)

Research Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers University, 2001-2004
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota, 2004-2006
NASA ATP, "Constraining Physically Motivated Equilibria of Dark Matter Halos", $154,301, 2/2007-2/2011
Proposal reviewer - NASA Astrophysics Theory Program, NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Peer reviewer - ApJ, MNRAS

Student Research Assistants

Paul Lanzel, 2007-2009
Justin Hare, 2008
Amanda Alexander, 2008-2009
Chintan Modi, 2009
Jesse Stout, 2009
Mike Chapman, 2010
Melissa Wheeler, 2010-2011
Sam Marks, 2010-2011
Cody Hunt, 2010-2012
Colin Egerer, 2012-2015
Lance Hildebrand, 2012-2015
Jacob Gloe, 2013-2015
Tony Mottaz, 2013-2015
Evan Dowling, 2014-2017

Research Interests

The formation and evolution of galaxies
Galaxy dynamics & dark matter
Nonaxisymmetric galaxies


American Astronomical Society
AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy
American Association of Physics Teachers




Dr. Liliya L. R. Williams
Department of Astronomy
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dr. Gubbi Sudhakaran
Department of Physics, Associate Dean, College of Science & Health
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601