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Catherine Whiting, PhD, teaches introductory- and sophomore-level physics and astronomy courses, as well as upper level advanced courses such as General Relativity. Students in her classes develop skills to solve fun and challenging problems by participating in class, collaborating with classmates and doing in depth projects. They learn about how fascinating our universe is and how things we encounter in our everyday lives can be explained from very basic principles.

Recently, Whiting has been working on applications of a newly developed model of gravity that is an extension of Einstein's General Relativity theory. This model has the potential to help us understand the very early universe, the theoretical origin of black holes, dark matter, dark energy and perhaps many other open questions in cosmology and particle physics. Whiting is excited to explore the beautiful outdoors the western slope has to offer and continue her obsessions with hiking and CrossFit.

Cathering Whiting's CV