Physics students in class
Research in the department ranges from aspects of fundamental physics to interdisciplinary endeavors, as well as investigations into methods of effective teaching and learning.  Our goal is to actively engage undergraduates in research.  Future students are encouraged to contact faculty and discuss potential projects!

Faculty Research Interests

Zahra Alavi Experimental and Computational Biophysics, Molecular Dynamics
David Berube/Jeff Sanny Space Physics
John Bulman Experimental Low-temperature Physics, Superconductivity
Vincent Coletta Statistical Mechanics, Physics Education Research
Emily Hawkins Experimental Planetary Fluid Dynamics, Planetary Physics
Jonas Mureika Quantum Gravity, Cosmology, Particle Physics, Numerical Modeling
Jeff Phillips Physics Education Research
Gabriele Varieschi Particle Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology, Interdisciplinary Physics