Peter Bryant

Assistant Professor of Physics
207D Martin Hall

I am a physicist and an engineer specializing in quantum mechanics and in the application of Machine Learning techniques in sensing and measurement. I enjoy helping students develop practical and modeling skills, so that learning physics becomes a creative endeavor. As a member of the Partnership for the Integration of Computation in Undergraduate Physics, I advocate for the use of computation as a means of teaching and of learning across the physics curriculum.

Before coming to JSU, I taught Physics and coordinated the Pre-Engineering program at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS. I worked also for five years as a computational physicist at IBM Research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and for nearly six years as a flight test engineer at Kohlman Systems Research in Lawrence, KS.

Peter Bryant

Courses Taught

  • PHS 201


  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of Texas at Austin.
  • M.S. in Physics, University of Kansas.
  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Kansas.

Academic & Research Interests

  • Applications of Machine Learning in Science and Measurement
  • Theory of Quantum Mechanics
  • Empirical Musicology
  • Impact of Computation in Physics Education