Physics Research

Graduates from the department have worked on projects ranging from the use of ultraviolet radiation to decontaminate drinking water to the application of cellular automata to solve foundational issues that underlie statistical mechanics. Current research work in the department includes:

  • Developing application of digital imagery and image processing algorithms for the field analysis of beach sediments
  • Developing regional monitoring systems to understand the impact of global warming on the exchange of energy between the atmosphere and the ground
  • Using cellular automata to model complex behavior in ecosystems and computer networks
  • Developing improved models of the nature of planetary formation and the early history of the solar system