The department of physics and astronomy is active in a number of areas of research. Our research activities and interests are outlined below.
The Laboratory for Materials Physics web page is maintained by Ken Krebs. The lab's primary emphasis is on the fluorescent properties of impurity ions embedded into metal oxide matrices using a wet chemical (sol-gel) process. Check out the lab web page for more information.
The Terahertz Radiation and Non-linear Optics web page describes the research program of Amy Lytle and Etienne Gagnon. See their lab web page for more information.
Our main research interests in astrophysics are in the areas of cosmology and large scale structure (Beth Praton), the study of brown dwarf stars (Peter Allen), gravitational wave physics (Andrea Lommen and Brian Christy), and pulsar astronomy (Andrea Lommen and Froney Crawford), though we do have other interests which are tangentially related to these areas.