Our department specializes in offering cutting-edge research experiences to our physics majors. We have a dynamic group of researchers exploring a wide variety of exciting phenomena from basic quantum physics to applied materials science to space and astrophysics. Peruse the links below to discover some of the amazing things our student researchers are doing.
Experimental research in ionizing reactions of excited, long-lived helium atoms.
Theoretical quantum field theory research and mathematical physics pedagogy.
Experimental investigation of photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, nanotechnology, and similar materials.
Computational research on many body physics such as phase transitions in microclusters.
Experimental and Computational research in chaos in electronic circuits and other systems.
Professor Rosa Computational and Experimental research in phase synchronization of chaos
Experimental investigation of a simple, mechanical, chaotic system.