Dr. Kaisa Young

Title: Associate Professor, Physics
Department: Department of Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Email: kaisa.young@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-449-7070
Office Location: 140 Kilgen Hall


Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin


Formation of high and low-mass stars


Dr. K. Young is active in the scholarship of teaching and learning with a focus on astronomy and physics education. She is passionate about science literacy and has led physics and astronomy activities at many K-12 and public outreach events. Dr. K. Young also works in the area of star formation and the structure of molecular clouds and is an expert in the reduction and analysis of data from the Spitzer Space Telescope.


ASTR 101 — Introductory Astronomy I
ASTR 102 — Introductory Astronomy II
PHYS 161 – Physics of the Universe
PHYS 203 — Physics Lab I
PHYS 204 — Physics Lab II