Dr. Pete Markowitz

Assistant Dean of the Honors College and Professor of Physics

The Honors College and

Office: CP 209     Lab: CP 186

Department of Physics

Tel: (305) 348-1710

Florida International University

Fax:      (305) 348-6700

Miami, Fl 33199

E-mail: markowit@fiu.edu

Check out the current issue of "Physical Review Focus" to see what is new and cool in Physics!


You might also be interested in checking out the Astronomy "Picture of the Day" web site at NASA. Each day has a different photo and brief explanation.

Fall 2020 Courses:

   IDH 1001, "Honors Seminar I"

   Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00-12:15 am, remote via Zoom and Canvas Office hours T,Th 3:00-4:00 pm or any day via Zoom. Syllabus available within Canvas.

   PHY 5346, "Advanced Graduate Electromagnetism"

   Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 pm, CP 295 Office hours T,Th 2:00-3:00 pm or any day via Zoom. Syllabus available within Canvas.

   PHY 4905 "Independent Study"


   PHY 6939 "Graduate Research"


   PHY 7981 "Ph.D. Dissertation"


Research Interests:

Electromagnetic Production of Strangeness and few-body form factors

The interaction of an electron and an atomic nucleus is well understood, described by QED (Quantum Electrodynamics). However the interactions of the constituents of the atomic nucleus are less well understood. By using a probe of known interaction type, we can isolate the part of the reaction we do not know.

The Experimental Nuclear Physics Group here at FIU is focussed mostly on work with how quarks in few-body systems behave. I am co-spokesman of a series of experiments ( E94-107, E98-108, and E07-012) at Jeffersons Lab's experimental Hall A exploring how strange quarks are produced and how simple particles containing strange quarks behave. A good list of on-line references is available which describes the theoretical efforts to predict this behavior and past attempts to measure that same behavior.

Professor Reinhold has compiled a page for students to learn about nuclear and particle physics. It should be of general interest.

send email to: markowit@fiu.edu