The department maintains two labs that can be used for computational research. Our astronomy computing lab has a half dozen Linux machines operating with modern analysis software. Our electronics and instrumentation lab has ten dual core Pentium processor PCs with Windows XP and Linux operating systems. Our students and faculty take advantage of our site license for Mathematica and use it in their upper division physics classes, including Physics 162, Computational Physics. Several students are currently working on a project to build our own computing cluster. Check back to find out how it works!

Last Updated: June 30, 2006