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The Cosmos
The Cosmos

From the mysteries of dark matter to the secrets hidden in our own solar system, astrophysics probes the galaxy of unanswered questions.


At the size scale of an atom, researchers manipulate nano-particles to explore the world of quantum mechanics and to build the smallest machines possible.

Probing Life
Probing Life

Biophysicists study the complexity of life by using the laws of physics and the power of math to analyze patterns in living things, from epilepsy to signal processing.

Nuclei & Particles
Nuclei & Particles

The nuclear force is the strongest found in nature. From questions of how protons and neutrons are bound in nuclei (or neutron stars) to the interactions of quarks and gluons, this is strong stuff.


Friday, July 15 PhD Defense
Sean Krupa
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Traditional and Novel Materials
9:30 a.m. Clippinger 259

Friday, July 15 PhD Defense
Sean McGraw
Outflow and Accretion Physics in Active Galactic Nuclei
1:00 p.m. Clippinger 259

Monday, July 18 PhD Defense
Cody Parker
The 3H(d,γ) Reaction and the 3H(d,γ)/3H(d,n) Branching Ratio for Ec.m. ≤ 300 keV
1:30 p.m. Edwards Accelerator Lab Conference Room

Monday, July 26 PhD Defense
Shamim Akhtar
Study of the 12C(, )16O Reaction via the -Transfer Reactions: 12C(6Li, d)16O and 12C(7Li, t)16O
10:00 a.m. Edwards Accelerator Lab Conference Room

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