Morten Lundsgaard

Coordinator of Physics Teacher Development


Morten Lundsgaard

Primary Research Area

  • Physics Education
301B Loomis Laboratory
301B Loomis Laboratory

Public Service Honors

  • ISAAPT Distinguished Service Citation (2017)

Semesters Ranked Excellent Teacher by Students

Spring 2018PHYS 101

Selected Articles in Journals

  • A. Dubois, J. P. Hansen, M. Lundsgaard and S. E. Nielsen, Orientation and alignment effects in H+ + Na collisions, J. Phys. B 24, L269-L274 (1991).
  • M. F. V. Lundsgaard and C. D. Lin, Reduced close-coupling calculations for electron capture processes in collisions of multiply charged ions with atoms, J. Phys. B 25, L429-L434 (1992).
  • M. F. V. Lundsgaard, N. Toshima, Z. Chen, and C. D. Lin, Electron capture from elliptic Rydberg states, J. Phys. B. 27, L611-L617 (1994).
  • M. F. V. Lundsgaard, N. Toshima, Z. Chen, and C. D. Lin, Electron capture from circular Rydberg states, Phys. Rev. 51, 1347-1350 (1995).
  • M. F. V. Lundsgaard, Z. Chen, and C. D. Lin, Electron capture in K++ ion collisions with Na(4d), J. Phys. B 28, 859-868 (1995).
  • M. F. V. Lundsgaard and S. E. Nielsen, Coherence parameters for He+(2p) capture and H(2p) excitation in He2++H(1s) collisions, Z. Phys. D. 34, 97-105 (1995).
  • M. F. V. Lundsgaard, N. Toshima, and C. D. Lin, Dependence of electron loss cross section on the alignment and orientation of elliptic Rydberg states, J. Phys. B. 29, 1045-1062 (1996).
  • M. F. V. Lundsgaard, S. E. Nielsen, H. Rudolph, and J. P. Hansen, Multi-crossing Landau-Zener and close-coupling calculations of electron transfer in H++Li(2s,2p) collisions, J. Phys. B 31, 3215-3232 (1998).
  • D. M. Homan, O. P. Makarov, O. P. Sorokina, K. B. MacAdam, M. F. V. Lundsgaard, C. D. Lin, and N. Toshima, Electron capture from a directed Stark-Rydberg state. I Fore-and-aft ratios, Phys. Rev. A 58, 4565-4571 (1998).
  • M. F. V. Lundsgaard and H. Rudolph, Vibrationally resolved cross sections for single-photon ionization of LiH, J. Chem. Phys. 111, 6724-6734 (1999).
  • H. Short, M. F. V. Lundsgaard, and J. Kraijcik, How do geckos stick?, The Science Teacher 75 (8), 38-43 (2008).
  • L. Blank, A. Snir, and M. F. V. Lundsgaard, Virtual Modeling, Science and Children 52, 30-35 (2015).
  • B. Gutmann, G. Gladding, M. Lundsgaard, and T. Stelzer, Mastery-style homework exercises in introductory courses: Implementation matters, Physics Review Physics Education Research 14, 010128 (2018).

Related news

  • Outreach

The Physics Education Research (PER) group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve the quality and accessibility of high school physics courses across the State of Illinois through a new program called the Illinois Physics and Secondary Schools (IPaSS) Partnership Program. The IPaSS program already kicked off its first intensive summer institute in mid-June, welcoming a small cohort of four physics teachers. The number of teachers in the IPaSS program will expand incrementally each year over the four years of grant funding, maxing out at 40 Illinois physics teachers.

The goal of the new program will be to provide high school students across the state with the highest quality high school physics experience, engaging students’ interest in STEM fields and preparing them to succeed at competitive research institutions like the U of I. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math—fields the U.S. government has recognized are a high educational priority for a strong tech-field workforce. The program will not only help align existing high school physics courses with university-level expectations, but will also provide support for under-resourced high schools to offer physics courses for the first time.