Professor Jay Austin collects data for his research via the Research Vessel Blue Heron in collaboration with the Large Lakes Observatory.
Working with Students
All of our faculty are involved in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), and the department has scholarships for undergraduate students who are interested in research.
Our faculty has a wide variety of research interests:
- Neutrino Oscillations and Interactions - Gran, Habig
- Astrophysics - Habig
- Astronomy - Stevens
- Cosmology - Zukowski
- Physical Limnology and Oceanography - Austin, Katsev, Kelly
- Hydrodynamics - Austin, Katsev, Kelly
- Nonlinear dynamics in biogeochemistry - Katsev
- Thermodynamics in microbial ecology - Katsev
- Experimental Condensed Matter - Adams
- Experimental Soft Matter - Adams
- Materials Science - Adams
Our students also work with faculty in other departments: electrical engineering, biology, chemistry, medical physics, math, computer science, geology, and mechanical engineering. These are the current external members of the Physics Graduate Program who can advise graduate students and supervise MS theses. Others can be added as needed.
- Biophysics – Chembran, Heikal, Sheets
- Renewable energy technology – Hoxie
- Physics education – Wainman