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Skidmore College
Physics Department

Evan Halstead

Evan Halstead

Senior Teaching Professor

Office: Annex 206
Telephone: (518) 580-8128


  • B.A. (physics), State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.S. (electrical engineering), State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ph.D. (physics), State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Interests

Professor Halstead is a cosmologist who has studied gravitational collapse, thermodynamic properties of black holes, and Beyond-the-Standard-Model scalar field inflationary potentials.  He is also interested in Physics Education Research, exploring the use of media to increase student engagement as well as examining the effect that supplementary materials have on student solution methods.  


  • General Physics I
  • Mechanics

Selected Publications

Electroweak vacua, collider phenomenology, and possible connection with dark energy.  Eric Greenwood, Evan Halstead, Robert Poltis, and Dejan Stojkovic, Phys. Rev. D 79, 103003 (2009).

Classical and Quantum Equations of Motion for a BTZ Black String in AdS Space. E. Greenwood, E. Halstead and P. Hao, JHEP 1002, 044 (2010).

Time Evolution of Temperature and Entropy of Various Collapsing Domain Walls. E. Halstead, JCAP08 (2013) 043.