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Giorgio Turri, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

"When I teach, my main goal is for my students to learn, enjoy and feel like further investigating the material I present. Having been in scientific research for many years, I try to reproduce in class the spirit (and the passion, the curiosity) of the real scientist when they go down to the lab. As a strong supporter of liberal arts, I emphasize all the links between Physics and other areas of knowledge."

Dr. Turri received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Milan, Italy, in Nuclear and Atomic experimental Physics. He moved to the U.S. in 2001, working for two years at the Synchrotron particle accelerator (ALS) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories in Berkeley, CA.

After a period of one year at the University of Toulouse, France, he moved back to the U.S., working as a laser scientist at the University of Central Florida, CREOL department, in Orlando, FL.

While still working at CREOL, he began his teaching activity first at some local community colleges, then as a visiting professor at Rollins College, a position he held for three years.

Courses Taught

General Physics with Calculus 1, 2 with Lab; Advanced Electricity and Magnetism; Introduction to Lasers and Light; MCAT preparation


Ph.D., Physics, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Physics, Milan (Italy)
M.S., B.S., Physics, Universita Degli Studi Di Milano, Milan (Italy)