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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

Academic Interests

Professor Halstead’s doctoral research focused on gravitational collapse, thermodynamic properties of black holes, and Beyond-the-Standard-Model scalar field inflationary potential. He has since developed additional interests in physics education research and robotics. Most recently, he has worked with several students on design projects that apply physics.  


  • Introductory Physics I with Laboratory
  • Introductory Physics II with Laboratory
  • Breakthroughs in Physics
  • Modern Physics Lab
  • Electronics
  • Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • How Stuff Works
  • Robotics
  • Physics and Society

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.