Rose and Professor Huang standing in front of their research poster on strong gravitational lensing
Rose Tabares-Tarquinio (Class of 2022) and Professor Huang presenting research on strong gravitational lensing at CARD Day 2022


Our faculty engages in cutting-edge, award-winning research. Under this research, students gain hands-on experience though research opportunities and summer research internships in state-of-the-art labs and world-class observatories.

Those interested in doing a senior thesis should connect with their desired faculty advisor before fall semester begins.

Check out some previous student work!


Faculty Research Interests

  • Electric sense in biological systems
  • Superconductivity
  • Life and work of Max Planck
  • Science writing for both scientific and non-scientific audiences


HR 107D

  • Theoretical neuroscience
  • Electric perception in biological symptoms
  • Computational Physics


HR G44

  • Theoretical gravitational and high-energy physics
  • Quantum field theory
  • Quantum gravity
  • Black hole thermodynamics
  • Singular quantum mechanics


HR G40

  • Field emission tips as femtosecond electron sources
  • Ultrafast electron beams
  • Femtosecond lasers
  • Frequency combs


HR G28

  • Observational cosmology
  • Type Ia ("type one-A") supernova
  • Extragalactic dust
  • Gravitational Lensing


HR G42

  • Spectroscopy methods for plasma etching
  • Plasma tomography
  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Numerical calculation


HR G70

  • Cosmology
  • First stars and quasars
  • Cosmological reionization
  • Cosmic element synthesis
  • Increasing underrepresented groups in STEM
  • Intersection of indigenous knowledge and western science


HR G30