Department of Physics
Moulton Hall 311
Campus Box 4560
Normal, Il 61790-4560
Welcome to the Department of Physics.
Dr. Daniel L. Holland (Lead Researcher)
Dr. Richard F. Martin, Jr. (Lead Researcher)
Dr. Hiroshu Matsuoka (Collaborator)
Dr. Jay Ansher (Collaborator)
Connor Brennan, Misa Fioretto, Jamie Svetich (Undergraduate Research Assistants)
Our group does research in nonlinear dynamics, especially applied to space and laboratory plasmas, as well as in educational aspects of computational science and nonlinear systems. We specialize in involving undergraduate students in cuttting edge research and organize our work here based on both student and faculty presentations over the last several years.
Center for Research and Instruction in Space Physics
Physics Department 4560
Illinois State university
Normal, IL 61790-4560
Phone: (309) 438 - 8756
Fax: (309) 438-5413
This animation shows a 3-D velocity distribution for ions in an O-type neutral line magnetic field, such as one might see in a plasmoid moving tailward after a reconnection event.
The Center for Research and Instruction in Space Physics conducts computational research in space physics and nonlinear dynamics.