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Christina Love

Christina Love, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Physics
Office: Disque Hall 807
Phone: 215.571.3699


  • BS, Physics Education, West Chester University, 2006
  • MA, Physics, Temple University, 2010
  • PhD, Physics, Temple University, 2013

Research Interests:

Education, outreach, and experimental neutrino and dark matter studies


Professor Christina Love's PhD work focused on the direct detection of dark matter with the DarkSide Collaboration. She completed her postdoctoral work at the Transportation Security Laboratory working on the detection of explosives with X-ray scanners.

Professor Love is an active member of the Association of Women in Science and she is the Director and Founder of Start Talking Science, an annual event where researchers present nontechnical posters to the general public: and She is also on the Board of Directors for the Challenger Learning Center of Philadelphia:

Professor Love has earned numerous awards such as the Evidence-Based Teaching Award in Undergraduate STEM Education and the Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentor by the Graduate Student Association. She has performed research at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy.

Current Research

Professor Love is currently working on the formal assessment of Start Talking Science.