Jatila van der Veen, Ph.D.
Project Scientist, Experimental Cosmology Group, Interstellar Exploration
Department of Physics,
University of California, Santa Barbara
Adjunct Professor of Astronomy, Santa Barbara City College
Office: 1001, Physics Trailer 2 (Bldg. 937 on the Interactive campus map )
Office phone: 805-893-5068
email: jatila[at]physics[.]ucsb[.]edu

My research in science education focuses on:

...although I am currently working mostly on development of our

Recent publications:

Current Collaborations:

Classes for Summer, 2018

The last symmetry class! Slides and syllabus still available. See web.physics.ucsb.edu/~jatila/symmetry-and-aesthetics-in-physics.html

Students who wish to participate in research projects:

Please see our research page, deepspace.ucsb.edu
and please fill out our New Student Survey .

Links to Older Papers:

Talks of potential interest:


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

For Fun:


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