Physics

Research

Recent Summer Research

  • Geology of Mercury, Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona
  • Atlantic Ocean boundary currents, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Artificial bone from coral, University of Massachusetts

Capstone Courses/Senior Scholars Day

A capstone course provides all physics majors the opportunity to pursue independent research.  Often, such work is presented in Susquehanna’s Senior Scholars Day, a campus-wide celebration of scholarship held each spring. 

Recent capstone projects

  • Astronomical CCD Spectral Imaging
  • Red Clump Stars as Distance Indicators
  • Hydraulic Regenerative Braking
  • Energizer Bunny Battery Life Testing
  • Quantum Mechanics and Numerical Approximation

Faculty Research Interests

  • Geology of Mercury, using the Hawaii infrared telescope and the Messenger Mercury probe
  • Experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, and data reduction and analysis

 



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