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Associate Professor
Office Phone
(262) 472-5766
Office Location
UH 155

Dr. Tchernookov received a bachelor's degree in physics from Caltech and a doctoral degree from the University of Chicago. He has held postdoctoral positions at Emory Univeresity in Atlanta, GA, and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His research interests lie in the field of computational statistical physics, particularly in regard to problems of biological relevance. He is also a proponent of the open source software community, manages a cluster of Linux workstations, and develops apps in his spare time. He works with students on digital electronics and coding (Python, C++) projects.


  • PhD, The University of Chicago
  • BS, California Institute of Technology
Research interests:
  • Statistical physics, non-equilibrium stochastic processes, information theory;
  • Computational neuroscience, biophysics;
  • Computational algorithms, embedded systems, app development.
Teaching portfolio:
  • PHYSCS 130 Physics Foundations
  • PHYSCS 140 Principles of Physics I (lab component)
  • PHYSCS 180 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
  • PHYSCS 190 Frontiers of Engineering and Physics
  • PHYSCS 310 Dynamics
  • PHYSCS 489 Senior Seminar

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