Prof. Donald D. Koetke


Senior Research Professor of Physics
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Office: Neils Science Center - 120
Phone: (219) 464-5377
FAX: (219) 464-5489
E-mail: donald.koetke@valpo.edu

Office hours: By Appointment

Use e-mail or telephone my office for an appointment.



Education: Northwestern University, Ph.D.

Major field: Sub-nuclear physics

Teaching specialty: nuclear and particle physics and associated laboratories, and introductory physics

Research activity: My field of active research is experimental nuclear and elementary particle physics. Along with colleagues and students here at Valparaiso University and other universities and national laboratories we collect data at particle accelerators for the purpose of studying the features of nature on the smallest of scales. You are encouraged to view a description of this research.


Recent Presentations:

"A Blind Analysis" (1.3 MB ppt), Valparaiso University Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

"Expect Surprises!" (1.5 MB ppt), Valparaiso University Celebration of Undergraduate Research 2009

"25+ Years of Nuclear and Particle Physics Research" (12.4 MB ppt), Valparaiso University Physics & Astronomy Colloquium


Recent Publications:

These are maintained on our research page http://www.physics.valpo.edu/facultyResearch/nucl.html


Hobbies and pastimes --

  • Jogging
  • Photography
  • Traveling, hiking, backpacking
  • Visiting our children
  • Enjoying our grandchildren