John Mason, Ph.D.

John Mason

Professor of Physics

B.A., Colby College, Physics, 2001
Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz, Physics, 2008
Office Location
Hurst Hall 116


How did you discover Western?

I discovered Western years ago when I was considering becoming a college professor and thinking about where I'd like to live and teach. Happily, there was a job opening at Western for a Physics professor when my first postdoc ended, and the rest is history.

What are some of the highlights of your career?

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What most excites you about your field?

Physics is an incredibly precise and accurate way of thinking about the natural world. What's more interesting is that this way of thinking can very clearly characterize the limits of human knowledge as well as the ways to progress that knowledge forward. It is exciting to see that knowledge grow constantly.

What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?

Gunnison is a great place to work, play and raise a family. I just like living here.