Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor
Leo Silbert is an Assistant Professor of Physics. He received his PhD from University of Cambridge in 1998. He has been at SIU since 2006. Please visit his webpage for more information.
Theoretical soft-condensed matter physics. The relation between structure, dynamics, and driving mechanisms in ordered and disordered particulate media. Computer modelling of super-cooled liquids and glasses, colloidal suspensions, foams, and granular matter.
Several times a year SIU puts on an Open House event, where prospective
students come and talk with departmental representatives. Here is the
Department of Physics Open House presentation. It gives an overview of what
physics is about, applications of physics, and potential employment with a physics
degree. There is also a section summarizing the faculty in the department. Some
simulation movies too, if you can view them.
If you have any questions about enrolling in the Department of Physics please contact myself, the Chair,
or the administrative staff here in Physics.
T, R 8:30am - 10am
W 9am - noon
Additional hours by appointment