A way to polarized quantum matter across the complex plane

September 27, 2018

Calculating the thermodynamics of polarized fermions (realized in nature as nuclei, cold atoms, and neutron matter) is one of the most challenging problems in quantum physics. It suffers from a pervasive issue called the sign problem, which makes probabilities complex … Continued

Unexpected Shapes of Atomic Nuclei

September 13, 2018

Since the beginning of the 21st century, nuclear physicists have had the opportunity to explore the properties of atomic nuclei with more neutrons than those found in the stable nuclei making up our world. They discovered unknown aspects of the … Continued

Cassandra Houston Earns Certified Research Administrator Designation

September 6, 2018

Cassandra Houston, Biophysics Administrative Assistant, became a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) in June 2018. CRA designation is granted by the Research Administrators Certification Council to individuals who have demonstrated the knowledge and experience necessary to serve as an administrator of professional … Continued

Andrew Mann newest faculty member

August 13, 2018

    The Physics & Astronomy Department welcomes Assistant Professor Andrew Mann to the faculty. Andrew did his PhD at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where his thesis was on the occurrence and habitability of planets orbiting cool stars. … Continued