The Physics and Astronomy faculty bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to our department. They continue to be active in research and participate in the advancement of science through scholarly papers, talks, and attending national meetings. We have a number of on campus reasearch activities; many of them are well suited for undergraduate participation. Listed below are a number of projects ongoing in our department.

Areas of Research

Astronomy / Astrophysics - Margoniner, Taylor

Atomic, Molecular, and Chemical Physics - DeGraffenreid, Ray, T. Sergan, V. Sergan

Biophysics - Jensen

Computational Physics - Block, Buerki

Condensed Matter Physics - Block, Buerki

Electro-Optics - T. Sergan, V. Sergan

Exotic Materials - Block, Ray, Shoemaker

High Energy Physics - Moss

Instrumentation - DeGraffenreid, Moss, Ray, V. Sergan

Nanophysics - Buerki

Liquid Crystal Applications - T. Sergan, V. Sergan

Low Temperature Physics - Ray

Physics Education - Block, Buerki, Margoniner, Tashiro

Soft Condensed Matter - Jensen, T. Sergan, V. Sergan

Scientific Ethics and Professionalism - DeGraffenreid

Spectroscopy - DeGraffenreid