Tom Varberg is a physical chemist. His area of research is chemical physics,
specifically the molecular spectroscopy and electronic structure of gaseous free radicals
and transition metal compounds. 

He received his B.A. in chemistry with honors from Hamline University (St. Paul, MN) in
1985 and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT (Cambridge, MA) in 1990. He had
postdoctoral appointments at NIST (Boulder, CO) and the University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
as a NATO Fellow before he began his academic career at Macalester College in 1992. He
has had sabbatical appointments at NIST (Boulder, CO), the University of British Columbia
(Vancouver, Canada), the University of Sydney (Australia), ETH (Zürich, Switzerland), and
the University of Florence (Italy). 

EDUCATION: B.A. Hamline; PhD MIT. 

Professor Varberg has been teaching at Macalester since 1992. 


Rotational and hyperfine analysis of the E-X electronic transition of TaO (with Casey R. Christopher, Stephanie Y. Lee, Francis B. Gwandu, Andrew J. Matsumoto, Benjamin J. Knurr, Thomas K. Mahle, and Zachary W. Morrow), Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy (2014)


The electronic spectrum of tantalum hydride and deuteride (with Stephanie Y. Lee, Casey R. Christopher, Kara J. Manke, and Tyson R. Vervoort), Molecular Physics: An International Journal at the Interface Between Chemistry and Physics (2014)


Molecular-beam optical Stark and Zeeman study of the [17.8]0+-X1S+ band system of AuF (with Timothy C. Steimle, Ruohan Zhang, and Chengbing Qin), Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2013)


Hyperfine structure in the electronic spectrum of TaS (with Andrew J. Bendelsmith and Keith T. Kuwata), Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy (2012)


Measurement of the Compressibility Factor of Gases: A Physical Chemistry Laboratory Experiment (with Andrew J. Bendelsmith and Keith Kuwata), Journal of Chemical Education (2011)


Algebra and Trigonometry: A Graphing Approach (with D. Varberg) (1996)

College Algebra: A Graphing Approach (with D. Varberg) (1996)


Precalculus: A Graphing Approach (with D. Varberg) (1995)