Faculty & Staff Resources

Faculty & Staff Resources
Faculty & Staff Resources

The Physics & Astronomy is home to faculty with active and competitive research programs. Department grants total over $16 million in aid to support faculty, research assistants, and state-of-the-art facilities, such as our Diocles laser and the NCMN interdisciplinary efforts. The Department has three major research focus areas: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics; Condensed Matter & Material Physics; and Experimental High Energy Physics.

Find out more about our faculty and their expertise below.



Christian Binek stretching an elastic band.

Binek points way to controlling elasticity with magnetism

Professor Christian Binek has found that, under certain conditions, the magnetic properties of a material can predict the relationship between its elasticity and temperature.

More information is available in the university news release on Binek's new research.