The Department of Physical Sciences is home to several degree programs:Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics; Bachelor of Science in Space Physics; Master 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.
Submissions from 1997
Velocity–Space Drag and Diffusion in a Model, Two-Dimensional Plasma, Mark Anthony Reynolds, B.D. Fried, and G.J. Morales
Effect of Diurnal Convection on Trapped Thermal Plasma in the Outer Plasmasphere, Mark Anthony Reynolds, G. Ganguli, J.A. Fedder, and D.J. Melendez-Alvira
Automated Classification of Stellar Spectra. II: Two-Dimensional Classification with Neural Networks and Principal Components Analysis, Ted von Hippel, Coryn A.L. Bailer-Jones, and Mike Irwin
Stellar Populations and the White Dwarf Mass Function: Connections To Supernova Ia Luminosities, Ted von Hippel, G. D. Bothum, and R. A. Schommer
Submissions from 1996
High-Frequency Fluctuations of a Modulated, Helical Electron Beam, Mark Anthony Reynolds
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
Main Sequence Masses and Radii from Gravitational Redshifts, Ted von Hippel
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
A Chemical-dynamical Model of Wave-driven Sodium Fluctuations, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D. and John M.C. Plane
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
Experiences of WFPC-2 Photometry and PSF Modelling, Nial Tanvir, David Robinson, and Ted von Hippel
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
Wave-modified Mean Exothermic Heating in the Mesopause Region, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D. and R. L. Walterscheid
New Sources for the Hot Oxygen Geocorona, P. G. Richards, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D., and D. G. Torr
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
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
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
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
Submissions from 1986
Periods of EO and FV Comae Berenices and the Functional Forms of Their O-C Diagrams, Mark Anthony Reynolds