Mark Gordon

Olive B. and Franklin C. Mac Krell Jefferson Fellow
McGaheysville, Virginia
B.S. University of Virginia (2015)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Mark Gordon is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Physics at the University of Virginia where his research is focused in the field of atomic, molecular and optical physics. Mark uses computer modeling and makes experimental observations using ionization spectroscopy to study the angle dependent ionization rates of polyatomic molecules. His work seeks to provide new insights into the dynamics of electrons with implications for catalysis, energy conversion, and a number of other fields. Mark received his B.S. in physics from U.Va. in 2015.

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