Perry, Jonathan

Jon (left) with Jim Selway, measuring the amplitude of simulated gravitational waves in stretched spandex (2018)
  • Breaking news! Jon has been accepted into the graduate program in physics at the Free University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (summer 2021). His doctoral research with Dr. Andreas Freise will focus on gravitational-wave optics
  • Edward I. Rubendall Physics Achievement Award for Outstanding Senior (2020 and 2021)
  • Eddie L. Loh Undergraduate Physics Scholarship Award (2020 and 2021)
  • Intern with the  Gravitational Physics International REU (2020). Jon is Towson’s third physics major to participate in this prestigious program (after Nathan Prins in 2014 and Rachael Huxford in 2017)

Semesters:  Summer 2018 – Spring 2021


New exact solutions of Einstein’s field equations in higher dimensions

Academic Hertzsprung-Russell diagram as a diagnostic tool for student learning in introductory physics (with Jacob Buchman)

Classroom demonstration of the measurement of the speed of light

  • “Excuse me, do you know how fast you’re going?” (news story, Towson University website, January 2020)

Teaching circuits with an electromechanical adder

Classroom simulation of gravitational waves from orbiting binaries (with Rachael Huxford)