Core Faculty

Peter D. Skiff

Peter D. Skiff

Professor of Physics Emeritus, Bard College


  • Ph. D. Physics Louisiana State University (1966)
  • M.S. Physics University of Houston (1963)
  • B.S. Physics University of California at Berkeley (1959)

Courses Commonly Taught

  • Thermal Physics (PHYS 314) (thermodynamics and statistical mechanics)
  • Mechanics (PHYS 303) (analytical treatment of motion, forces, and energy)
  • Astronomy (SCI 161) (the solar system, stars, galaxies, …)
  • Cosmology (SCI 162) (origin and development of the universe)
  • Einstein (SHP 225) (historical treatment of Einstein’s life and work)