Prof. Peter Fisher is a professor in the Physics Department and currently serves as department head. He carries out research in particle physics in the areas of dark matter detection and the development of new kinds of particle detectors. He also has an interest in compact energy supplies and wireless energy transmission. Prof. Fisher received a BS Engineering Physics from Berkeley in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from Caltech in 1988.
Professor Peter Fisher's main activities are the experimental detection of dark matter using a new kinds of detectors. His other interests include the wireless power transfer, pedagogical work on electromagnetic radiation, new kinds of particle detectors, and bonsai.