By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, UNL physicists have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior they can predict and essentially control.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UNL features state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. The Extreme Light Laboratory houses Diocles, one of the most powerful lasers in the world. At the on-campus Student Observatory and Behlen Observatory in Mead, Nebraska, students can study astrophysical phenomena such as quasars and pulsating stars.
Graduate and undergraduate students study nanoscale magnetic materials, perform experiments to "stop" light, research matter waves and unusual behavior of chiral molecules, and study the fundamental constituents of the matter that makes up our universe at some of the world's highest-energy particle accelerator laboratories.
In the Department of Physics and Astronomy, there are countless exciting possibilities to explore!