Michael Kellman

Michael Kellman

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Institute of Theoretical Science

kellman@uoregon.edu | 541-346-4196 | 151B Klamath Hall

ACADEMIC AREAS: Dynamics of Small Molecules, Entangled Quantum Systems, Quantum Thermodynamics, Far-from-Equilibrium Biological Kinetics

Teaching Philosophy

My goal especially in my Honors College Colloquia is to explore the most fundamental ideas possible in a serious way that is accessible to students of all backgrounds, not just science majors. I try to bring out the wonder in the subjects I teach, while presenting technical material in an accessible way to non-specialists. In class I use a mixed lecture-discussion-seminar format. There are problems to work and written essays, to bring out both technical and conceptual aspects. 

Past Courses

HC 441H: Relativity, the Quantum, and Reality

Academic Background

PhD: Physical Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1977
BS: Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1971

Research Interests & Current Projects

My research is in dynamics of small molecules, entangled quantum systems, quantum thermodynamics, and far-from-equilibrium biological kinetics.