As a member of the development team of the instrument that launched TeachSpin, the first Pulsed NMR Spectrometer ever designed specifically for teaching, Norman brings with him the whole history of the company. Most recently, he and Jonathan designed the second-generation Pulsed NMR spectrometer.
Currently, a Senior Research Physicist in the Physics Department at Princeton University, Norm obtained his B.S. and Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo in 1986 where Jonathan was one of his teachers. After a two-year stint at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Norman moved on to Princeton.
At Princeton, Norman is a member of the Gravity Group specializing in measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR). He has been involved with numerous experiments conducted both from the ground and high altitude unmanned research balloons. Norm’s areas of expertise include cryogenics, electronics and low noise and precision microwave measurements techniques. He was a member of the science team for the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy probe and was involved with the design, construction and testing of the microwave radiometer systems as well as the calibration and analysis of the flight data.
In addition to his research, Norman has always kept his hand in teaching and, at one time, taught a course that included taking apart ‘ordinary’ household electronics like motion detectors to see how they work. This semester, he is figuring out how to fit two courses into his schedule!