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Christina Love

Christina Love, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor
Director, Start Talking Science
Department of Physics
Office: Disque Hall, 807
Phone: 215.571.3699

Additional Sites:


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

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Astroparticle physics
  • Neutrino physics and astronomy
  • Citizen science and science communication
  • Physics education and outreach


Professor Christina Love works on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory Citizen Science Program, allowing students and the public to help analyze signals from outer-space. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a detector buried in the Antarctic ice at the South Pole.

Professor Love earned her PhD searching for dark matter with the DarkSide Collaboration. She completed her postdoctoral work at the Transportation Security Laboratory, working on explosives detection with X-ray scanners. In addition, Love has performed research at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy. She serves as the director and founder of Start Talking Science, a free annual event where STEM scholars present posters detailing their research to a general audience.

Professor Love has taught over 20 distinct courses to almost every type of major, including physics, business, fashion design, engineering and biology – to name a few. Her courses range from 100-level introductory conceptual courses to 400-level year-long senior research courses. She is the recipient of the Drexel University Evidence-Based Teaching Award in Undergraduate STEM Education and the Drexel Graduate Student Association's Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentor.