Paul Weber

Faculty Member

Dr. Paul Weber


I have been on the physics faculty at UVU since August, 2012. I teach courses across the entire physics curriculum, both theoretical and experimental.

My Ph.D. was in experimental particle physics. After serving a postdoctoral appointment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland (where I specialized in vertex detector physics) I began college teaching. I have taught at Grinnell College (Iowa), Williams College (MA), Pima Community College, the University of Arizona, and the University of Puget Sound (WA).

My research work involves thin film physics and nanotechnology education. I am the Principal Investigator on the NSF grant, "Integrating Environmentally Improved Photolithography Technology and Virtual Reality into Advanced Nanotechnology Education," ($703,906), a project to bring advanced nanotechnology education to UVU. A new nanotechnology course (PHYS 1600) is happening right now!

Courses taught at UVU:

PHSC 1000 - Physical Science
PHYS 1600 - Intro to Nanotechnology & Cleanroom Processes
PHYS 2210 - University Physics 1
PHYS 2215 - University Physics 1 Lab
PHYS 2800 - Materials Physics and Nanotechnology

PHYS 3110 - Modern Physics 1
PHYS 3230 - Electronics
PHYS 3300 - Mathematical Methods for Physicists1
PHYS 3500 - Thermodynamics
PHYS 3800 - Energy Use on Earth

PHYS 4210 - Advanced Laboratory
PHYS 4350 - Research Methods in Physics
PHYS 4420 - Electrodynamics
PHYS 4510, 4520 - Quantum Mechanics I & II


M.S., Ph.D. in experimental particle physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1991.
B.S. Magna cum laude, Bemidji State University, 1982.


Dean's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, College of Science, 2017 Convocation.
Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, CSH, 2016 Convocation.
Presidential Award of Excellence, 2020


PHYS 4410

Electrostatics and Magnetism, Fall 2022

PHYS 4510

Quantum Mechanics I, Fall 2022


Undergraduate Research in Physics, Fall 2022

PHYS 4420

Electrodynamics, Spring 2022

PHYS 2800

Introduction to Materials Physics, Spring 2022

PHYS 2210

Physics for Scientists and Engineers I PP, Spring 2022

PHYS 4520

Quantum Mechanics II, Spring 2022