Physics faculty members pursue research in astronomy (Finn, Moustakas), atomic physics (Rosenberry), biophysics (Coohill), computational physics (Vernizzi), elementary particle physics (Bellis, Cummings), X-ray optics (McColgan) and space physics (Weatherwax).
Students are actively involved in research during the semester and over the summer. As a nice perk, our students have had the opportunity to visit California, Arizona, Greenland, Chile and China on research-related travel!
Faculty research is currently funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Department of Defense, with the amount of active research grants exceeding $4,000,000. External and internal funds are available to support students, so please inquire with faculty members if you are interested in gaining research experience while getting paid!