Physics Faculty & Staff
Dr. Robin Rehagen
I’ve been a full-time instructor at Las Positas College since 2015. I received my bachelor’s degree in astrophysics from UC Berkeley in 2009 and my PhD in Astronomy from UCLA in 2015. My dissertation research focused on detecting ionizing ultraviolet light from some of the earliest galaxies to form in the universe, helping us to understand how galaxies and the gas between them evolve throughout cosmic time. In my teaching here at LPC, I want to bring the scientific method to life by encouraging students to design and implement their own physics laboratory experiments in class.
I have been a full time instructor at Las Positas College since leaving the UCLA Physics Department in 1986. During these many orbits around the sun, I have also worked part time at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and on astronomical projects at the Lick and Keck Observatories. My creative projects include the "Planet Tales" CD Rom guide to the solar system, and myriad web pages that you are likely to encounter if you explore a bit futher.