The Department of Physics gives students a chance to study the fundamental laws of nature and their application to the exploration of the universe in a friendly, engaging environment. The department offers three degree programs, a Bachelor of Science in Space Physics (BSSP), which prepares students for careers in science and aerospace or for graduate programs in physics, astronomy and astrophysics, a Bachelor of Science in Astronomy (BSA), and a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science.

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Submissions from 2017

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A Gravitational-Wave Standard Siren Measurement of the Hubble Constant, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarrson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalde, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Gravitational Waves and Gamma-Rays from a Binary Neutron Star Merger: GM170817 and GRB 170817A, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Multi-Messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, Michele Zanolin, and et al.

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Upper Limits on Gravitational Waves from Scorpius X-1 from a Model-Based Cross-Correlation Search in Advanced LIGO Data, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, B. Hughey, J. W. W. Pratt, E. Schmidt, S. G. Schwalbe, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Search for Gravitational Waves Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts During the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run and Implications for the Origin of GRB 150906B, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, J. W. W. Pratt, E. Rhoades, E. Schmidt, S. G. Schwalbe, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Velocity-Dependent Inverse Cubic Force and Solar System Gravity Tests, Quentin G. Bailey and Daniel Havert

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Lorentz-Symmetry Test at Planck-Scale Suppression with Nucleons in a Spin-Polarized 133 Cs Cold Atom Clock, H. Pihan-Le Bars, C. Guerlin, R.-D. Lasseri, J.-P. Ebran, Q. G. Bailey, S. Bize, E. Khan, and P. Wolf

Submissions from 2016

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Anisotropic Cubic Curvature Couplings, Quentin G. Bailey

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Combined Search for Lorentz Violation in Short-Range Gravity, Cheng-Gang Shao, Yu-Jie Tan, Wen-Hai Tan, Shan-Qing Yang, Jun Luo, Michael Edmund Tobar, Quentin G. Bailey, and et al.

Submissions from 2015

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Quantum Tests of the Einstein Equivalence Principle with the STE-QUEST Space Mission, Brett Altschul, Quentin G. Bailey, Luc Blanchet, Kai Bongs, Philippe Bouyer, Luigi Cacciapuoti, and et al.

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Short-Range Gravity and Lorentz Violation, Quentin G. Bailey, V. Alan Kostelecký, and Rui Xu

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Testing Lorentz Symmetry with Planetary Orbital Dynamics, A. Hees, Q. G. Bailey, C. Le Poncin-Lafitte, A. Bourgoin, A. Rivoldini, B. Lamine, F. Meynadier, C. Guerlin, and P. Wolf

Submissions from 2014

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Local Lorentz-Symmetry Breaking and Gravity, Q. G. Bailey

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Constraints on Violations of Lorentz Symmetry from Gravity Probe B, James M. Overduin, Ryan D. Everett, and Quentin G. Bailey

Submissions from 2013

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Limits on Violations of Lorentz Symmetry from Gravity Probe B, Quentin G. Bailey, Ryan D. Everett, and James M. Overduin

Submissions from 2011

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Light-Bending Tests of Lorentz Invariance, Quentin G. Bailey and Rhondale Tso

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Application of Asymptotic Expansions for Maximum Likelihood Estimators' Errors to Gravitational Waves From Inspiraling Binary Systems: A Network Case, Salvatore Vitale and Michele Zanolin

Submissions from 2010

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Lorentz Violation with an Antisymmetric Tensor, Brett Altschul, Quentin G. Bailey, and V. Alan Kostelecky

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Gravity Couplings in the Standard-Model Extension, Quentin G. Bailey

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Lorentz-Violating Gravitoelectromagnetism, Quentin G. Bailey

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Lorentz Violation and Gravity, Quentin G. Bailey

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Application of Asymptotic Expansions for Maximum Likelihood Estimators Errors to Gravitational Waves From Binary Mergers: The Single Interferometer Case, M. Zanolin, S. Vitale, and N. Makris

Submissions from 2009

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Catching Relativity Violations with Atoms, Quentin G. Bailey

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Time-Delay and Doppler Tests of the Lorentz Symmetry of Gravity, Quentin G. Bailey

Submissions from 2008

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Gravitational Wave Burst Source Direction Estimation Using Time and Amplitude Information, J. Markowitz, M. Zanolin, L. Cadonati, and E. Katsavounidis

Submissions from 2007

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Testing Lorentz Symmetry with Gravity, Quentin G. Bailey

Submissions from 2006

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Signals for Lorentz Violation in Post-Newtonian Gravity, Quentin G. Bailey and V. Alan Kostelecký

Submissions from 2004

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Lorentz-Violating Electrostatics and Magentostatics, Quentin G. Bailey and V. Alan Kostelecký

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Asymptotic Accuracy of Geoacoustic Inversions, Michele Zanolin, Ian Ingram, Aaron Thode, and Nicholas C. Makris