Jatila van der Veen, Ph.D.
Project Scientist, Experimental Cosmology Group,
Department of Physics,
University of California, Santa Barbara
Project Manager, Education and Public Outreach Planck Mission , JPL / NASA
Lecturer, College of Creative Studies, UCSB
Adjunct Professor of Astronomy, Santa Barbara City College
Office: 2225 Broida, Lab phone: 1.805.893.8418
email: jatila [at] physics [.] ucsb [.] edu
For current CV, click HERE

My current research in science education focuses on:

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Recent and Current Art/Science projects:

Classes for 2015-2016:

  1. ASTRO 1 at SBCC, Fall Semester, 2015
    Tuesdays/Thursdays, 08:00 - 09:20 and Friday mornings, 09:30 - 12:30
    Physical Sciences 101 (SBCC campus) Course Information
    For ongoing, interactive course materials for registered students, please login to your pipeline account .

  2. SYMMETRY AND AESTHETICS IN CONTEMPORARY PHYSICS, UCSB College of Creative Studies, Winter Quarter, 2015
    Friday afternoons, 2 PM - 5 PM, in 2724 Physical Sciences South (UCSB campus)

STUDENTS WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH PROJECTS in Experimental Cosmology and/or Astronomy Education, please contact me via email.

Links to Older Papers:

Recent Talks:


Symmetry and Aesthetics in Introductory Physics: An Experiment in Interdisciplinary Physics and Fine Arts Education
Download complete dissertation HERE

Current Memberships and Affiliations:

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