Meg Pickett

Astrophysicist, Paper Valley Roller Girl, Marathoner, Attempted Novelist, At Least One-Time Politician. You’re jealous; admit it.

"Back off, man. I'm a scientist"
--Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters

Associate Professor of Physics
and All-Around Good (Deviled)Egg

Physics Department &
Director, Freshman Studies Program
Lawrence University
711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54912

Office: 105 Youngchild
Phone: (920) 993-6269
Fax: (920) 832-6962
Megan DOT Pickett AT lawrence DOT edu

WINTER 2014 Office Hours:
MTW 1:30-2:30, F 9:30-10:30

Drink, and dance and laugh and lie,
Love the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!
(But, alas, we never do.)

Dorothy Parker, The Flaw in Paganism








  • WINTER 2014 courses
    • FRST 101


  • Previous Courses
    • FIRST 100 (F13)
    • Physics 560: Plasma Astrophysics (F13)
    • Senior Capstone of Planetary Migration


    • Physics 215 (Cross-Listed with English):  Newtonian Lit (S13)
    • Physics 230: Electromagnetism (S13)
    • FIRST 101 (W13)
    • FIRST 100 (F12)
    • Senior Capstones (F12)



Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?

Richard P. Feynman

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Nonstandard Disclaimer:

The opinions expressed in my web area are my very own and do not necessarily reflect those of Lawrence University, the good people of Appleton, or, indeed, all but a few wise souls. The contents are solely my responsibility.

So There.

Finally updated: 21 November 2013.