Research in Physics

The Department of Physics has a variety of faculty members who do research in the following areas:

  • Atomic and surface physics
  • Theoretical atomic and molecular physics
  • Electron diffraction by crystals
  • Classical and quantum optics
  • SPIN physics
  • Fragmentation functions
  • Volumetric three-dimensional imaging
  • Radioactivity 
  • X-ray fluorescence
  • Nuclear structures
  • Astronomy
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Biophysics
  • Particle physics
  • Strongly correlated electron systems
  • Novel Monte Carlo algorithms and many-body techniques
  • Fluid dynamics and retention force
  • Theoretical physics
  • Quantum mechanical and Hilbert space concepts
  • Resonance and Gamow States 
  • Retention force in fluid drops


The Physics Department has recently joined the CLAS Experiment with the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia. It is one of 17 national laboratories owned and under the administration of the US Department of Energy. The CLAS explores the depths of quark confinement and hadronic matter by studying the interior of atomic nuclei to determine its properties. Explore the resources and research opportunities with CLAS.



THE BGO-OD is a specialized designed 'Open - Dipole' Magnetic Spectrometer located at the DFG (German Research Group) at Bonn, Germany. This an international collaboration with Lamar University joining the group. Refer the following resource to learn more about the BGO-OD, along with research opportunities with the physics department involving BGO-OD.


Advanced Physics Laboratory

This is for physics majors, or students majoring in physics-related studies, developing technical skills and techniques in the research and development of experimental apparatuses, tools and implementation of specialized technologies. Advancement in the skills of experimental physics is a requirement if you are engaging in a future career related to physics.

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Optics and Photonics Laboratory

The Optics and Photonics Laboratory provides research opportunities and advanced course instruction at both graduate and undergraduate levels in the field of electromagnetics and photonics with modern optical equipment, including light detectors in IR, visible and UV ranges, light sources, such as lasers, discharge tubes and lamps. We offer tabletop setups for running experimental studies about the propagation of light through materials, fiber optics, imaging and the interaction between light and matter.