Research | Physics & Astronomy


Some of our physics students and majors participate in research projects. (* indicates student)

  • Exploring Hysteresis and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in a Rotating Fluid. Ian Beatty, Pearson Hart* (2019)
  • Can Grandeur Overcome Insecurity? Investigating the Impact of Introductory Astronomy Course Elements on Students Self-Efficacy. Alicia Aarnio, Ian Beatty, Lindsay House* (2019)
  • Experimental Investigation of Spontaneous Polygon Formation in a Rotating Fluid. Ian Beatty, Kirby Schmidt* (2018)
  • Noise-aided Logic in an Electronic Analog of Synthetic Genetic Networks. E.H. Hellen, S.K. Dana, J. Kurths, E. Kehler*, and S. Sinha. PLOS ONE (2013). 10.1371/journal.pone.0076032
  • Prediction and Measurement of Transient Responses of First Difference based Chaos Control for 1-dimensional Maps. E.H. Hellen and J.K. Thomas*.
  • Modeling Excitable Systems: Reentrant Tachycardia. J.L. Lancaster*, E.M. Leise, and E.H. Hellen. Am. J. Phys. 78, 56(2010).
  • Nonlinear damping of the LC circuit using antiparallel diodes. E.H. Hellen and M.J. Lanctot*. Am. J. Phys. 75, 326(2007).
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