Neil F. Comins

Neil F. CominsNeil Comins
Professor of Physics

  • 1972  B.S., Cornell University
  • 1974  M.S., University of Maryland
  • 1978  Ph.D., University College, Cardiff

Office: 314 Bennett Hall

Phone #: (207)581-1037

EMail: Galaxy<at>maine<dot>edu


Heavenly Errors
Sources of Misconceptions by Neil F. Comins from proceedings of Third International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science and Mathematics, held at Cornell University.
Authors’ Guild – Neil Comins with links to all of his books, a biography, and links to purchase through and Barnes &

For current resume, click here (PDF)

Research Interests:

  • Science Education Research
  • Galactic formation, structure, stability
  • Evolution Stellar Stability
  • Observational Astronomy (optical, radio)
  • Computational Astrophysics
  • General Relativity

Recent Publications