Teaching & Research

Greg Ogin in the lab

Professor Ogin's research focuses on optics and precision measurement.  He is currently part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, a group that is pushing the boundaries of precision measurement for the purpose of detecting gravitational waves.  He is particularly interested in noise sources associated with the thin-film dielectric stack coatings that make up the surfaces of the mirrors used in the project.

Professor Ogin teaches courses from introductory physics all the way through senior special topics.  He has particularly enjoyed teaching advanced courses in optics, and a quantum optics lab put together by Professor Beck (also at Whitman College).



California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA - PhD in Physics (optics, precision measurement)

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN - degrees in Physics (BS), Electrical Engineering (BSEE), and Applied Mathematics (BA)