Dr. Knauth

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Dr. Knauth

Dr. Knauth

       Since 2006, I have been teaching physics, astronomy, Earth and space science and Concepts of Physical Science to students in Baltimore County Public Schools.  I have been working at Woodlawn High School since 2011.   For the 2016-2017 school year, I am teaching standard physics, honors physics, AP Physics I and PLTW: Digital Electronics.

Prior to working in Baltimore County Public Schools, I earned my Ph.D. in Physics in 2001 at the University of Toledo.  My dissertation and the majority of my research involves  elemental (Li I, K I, Na I, Ca I and Ca II) and molecular (CH, CN, C2) abundances studies of the galactic interstellar medium (gas and dust between stars).   As an astrophysicist, I have been employed as a postdoctoral fellow from 2001-2004 at The Johns Hopkins University located in Baltimore, MD and as a Research Associate from 2004-2006 at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  

Throughout my research, I have acquired high-resolution astronomical spectra using telescopes around the world (University of Texas McDonald Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, the Gemini South Telescope in Cerro Pachon Chile, and the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii) and in outer space (the Hubble Space Telescope and the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer).   

If you have any questions about physics at Woodlawn High school, contact me
via email at the following email address: dknauth@bcps.org.

In physics we use the following textbook Holt Physics 2006.
holt physics textbook