Chris Swanson

About Chris Swanson

Chris Swanson has been a tutor at Gutenberg College since it opened its doors in 1994, and in 2016, he became president of the college. He has a B.S. in physics and math and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics. He has also done post-doctoral research at the University of Oregon.

Coming to Grips with Weird Physics

The claims of Einstein’s theory of special relativity defy common sense. Clocks tick at different rates depending on your speed. All objects (including people!) moving at near light speeds shrink in the direction of motion. And light travels at the same speed for everyone, independent of motion. Quantum mechanics, the theory of nature on [...]