The Department of Physical Sciences is home to several degree programs:Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & AstrophysicsBachelor of Science in Engineering PhysicsBachelor of Science in Space PhysicsMaster of Science in Engineering Physics; and Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Physics.

The programs offer a unique balance of engineering and physics curriculum, so students can focus on the scientific challenges and planning associated with mission design and space exploration, along with engineering fundamentals.

These programs prepare students to make positive scientific and technological contributions to our increasingly complex society. This highly research-oriented department has one of the oldest and largest Engineering Physics programs in the nation. Students are involved in all the research, which includes grants funded by NASA, the National Security Agency (NSA), and other agencies.

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Submissions from 1996

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High-Frequency Fluctuations of a Modulated, Helical Electron Beam, Mark Anthony Reynolds

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Experimental Results of Neutron Fluence Outside an Iron Shield in the Forward Direction, M. M.C. Torres, A. J. Elwyn, D. Fein, E. James, K. Johns, W. Davis, D. P. Ciampa, and E. Mierkiewicz

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Main Sequence Masses and Radii from Gravitational Redshifts, Ted von Hippel

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The Metallicity Dependence of the Stellar Luminosity and Initial Mass Functions: HST Observations of Open and Globular Clusters, Ted von Hippel, Gerard Gilmore, Nial R. Tanvir, David Robinson, and Derek H.P. Jones

Submissions from 1995

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A Chemical-dynamical Model of Wave-driven Sodium Fluctuations, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D. and John M.C. Plane

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New Sources for the Hot Oxygen Geocorona: Solar Cycle, Seasonal, Latitudinal, and Diurnal Variations, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D., P. G. Richards, and D. G. Torr

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Experiences of WFPC-2 Photometry and PSF Modelling, Nial Tanvir, David Robinson, and Ted von Hippel

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An Independent Calibration of Stellar Ages: HST Observations of White Dwarfs at V=25, Ted von Hippel, Gerard Gilmore, and D.H.P. Jones

Submissions from 1994

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Wave-modified Mean Exothermic Heating in the Mesopause Region, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D. and R. L. Walterscheid

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New Sources for the Hot Oxygen Geocorona, P. G. Richards, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D., and D. G. Torr

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Comparison of Theories for Gravity Wave Induced Fluctuations in Airglow Emissions, R. L. Walterscheid, G. Schubert, and Michael P. Hickey Ph.D.

Submissions from 1993

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Gravity Wave-Driven Fluctuations in the O2 Atmospheric (0-1) Nightglow from an Extended, Dissipative Emission Region, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D., G. Schubert, and R. L. Walterscheid

Submissions from 1992

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Seasonal and Latitudinal Variations of Gravity Wave-driven Fluctuations in OH Nightglow, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D., R. L. Walterscheid, and G. Schubert

Submissions from 1991

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Gravity Wave-Driven Fluctuations in OH Nightglow from an Extended, Dissipative Emission Region, G. Schubert, R. L. Walterscheid, and Michael P. Hickey Ph.D.

Submissions from 1988

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Effects of Eddy Viscosity and Thermal Conduction and Coriolis Force in the Dynamics of Gravity Wave Driven Fluctuations in the OH Nightglow, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D.

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Wavelength Dependence of Eddy Dissipation and Coriolis Force in the Dynamics of Gravity Wave Driven Fluctuations in the OH Nightglow, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D.

Submissions from 1986

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Periods of EO and FV Comae Berenices and the Functional Forms of Their O-C Diagrams, Mark Anthony Reynolds

Submissions from 1979

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Ca II H and K and Hydrogen-Line Variations in V471 Tauri (=BD + 16°516), Terry D. Oswalt