Professor and Department Head, Physics

PETER FISHER, Professor of Physics;
Division Head, Particle and Nuclear Experimental Physics

Name: Peter Fisher

Title(s): Professor of Physics
Department Head, Physics

Email: fisherp@mit.edu

Phone: (617) 253-4801

Assistant: Claudia LaBollita-James (617) 253-4801


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. 4-304
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Area of Physics:

Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics

Research Interests

Professor Peter Fisher's main activities are the experimental detection of dark matter using a new kind of detector with directional sensitivity and understanding the weak interactions using tau decays detector with the BaBar detector. His other projects include neutrino physics,  wireless power transfer, pedagogical work on electromagnetic radiation and development of new kinds of particle detectors.

Biographical Sketch

Prof. Peter Fisher is a professor in the Physics Department and currently serves as department head.  He carries out research in particle physics in the areas of dark matter detection and the development of new kinds of particle detectors.  He also has an interest in compact energy supplies and wireless energy transmission.  Prof. Fisher received a BS Engineering Physics from Berkeley in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from Caltech in 1988.

Selected Publications

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