Department of Physics
Moulton Hall 311
Campus Box 4560
Normal, Il 61790-4560
Welcome to the Department of Physics.
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Our department specializes in offering cutting-edge research experiences to our physics majors. We have a dynamic group of researchers exploring a wide variety of exciting phenomena from basic quantum physics to applied materials science to space and astrophysics. Peruse the links below to discover some of the amazing things our student researchers are doing.
Computational research in space physics and nonlinear dynamics.
Professor Rebecca Rosenblatt
Physics Education Research questions: What is the nature of student understanding (or misunderstanding) of a particular physics topic? How to measure student understanding? How does understanding evolve with time? What role do general cognitive mechanisms play?
Professor Epaminondas Rosa, Jr.
We study the physics of living systems. Our approach uses computational and nonlinear dynamics methods to investigate how neurons operate individually as well as in the collective of networks.