Associate Professor, Physics, Marion Campus
- Ph.D. Physics, The Ohio State University, 2011
- M.S. Physics, The Ohio State University, 2008
- B.S. Physics, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2004
Prof. Chris Orban specializes in computational physics, having received his Ph.D. from OSU in 2011 with a thesis studying cosmological N-body simulations. Since then Chris has branched out into laboratory astrophysics, and ultra-intense laser science as a member of the High Energy Density Physics group at OSU. He was hired as an assistant professor at OSU's Marion campus in 2014 where he has continued his research effort and worked to develop novel educational content including visualizations for Google Cardboard and incorporating programming exercises into undergraduate STEM. Chris also has a deep interest in the history of cosmology as a canvas for illustrating the non-linear way that scientific discoveries are sometimes made.