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Dr. Jason Fry

Dr. Jason Fry
  • Asst Professor
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia
  • Ph.D., Experimental Nuclear Physics, Indiana University
  • B.S., Physics and Math, Indiana University


Contact Information

  • Department: Physics & Astronomy
  • Office: Science 3164
  • Mailing Address: Science 3140
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-7271


After developing inquiry based, active learning courses for students to develop skills needed for later learning in my graduate education research, I am always excited to help students learn in any way possible.

My interests in experimental physics began with questions like: Why is there matter instead of anti-matter in the universe? What happened in the early formation of the universe for everything to unfold the way it did? How precisely can we describe our observations and what can we learn beyond what we think we know? My colleagues and I try to answer these questions using fundamental precision experiments using low energy neutrons. These experiments include correlations of the decay products in neutron decay (which can test the standard model and beyond), studying mirror (parity) and time reversal symmetry breaking with cold neutrons, and measuring the neutron lifetime.

Projects for students include computation for various analysis and simulation tasks for detailed studies of systematic effects in these experiments, as well as developing hardware which can be tested and characterized here at EKU and in some cases be used at national labs for large scale experiments.


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
PHY 131College Physics IMWF 2:30pm-4:25pm New Science Building 3122Spring 2020
PHY 201University Physics IMWF 9:05am-11:00am New Science Building 3126Spring 2020
PHY 406WAdvanced Physics LaboratoryTR 2:00pm-4:50pm New Science Building 3165Spring 2020
PHY 406WAdvanced Physics LaboratoryW 1:25pm-2:15pm New Science Building 3167Spring 2020
PHY 412IS: Muan & Charge Part Detect   Spring 2020
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