At Truman, you have ample opportunities to engage in research with a faculty mentor. Physics majors also take advantage of Research Experience for Undergraduates sites at various universities and national labs. Student research usually culminates with a presentation at a local, state, or national professional conference.
Using large-scale simulations to study how the universe evolves, particularly focused on supermassive black holes: how they form, grow, and merge together, as well as how they interact with the galaxies where they are located. Additional studies include gravitational waves, galaxy formation, and large scale structure of the universe. Most research is based on analysis of already-completed simulations, but some can involve running new simulations.
Various theoretical and computational projects. Currently we are building a toy model to explore some basic questions about cosmology, entropy, and time-reversal symmetry.
Experimental, theoretical and computational projects involving quantum optics, nonlinear dynamics, and the classical-quantum transition.
Astrophysics; Formation and evolution of compact binary stars; Population synthesis of binary stars; Accretion disks; Planet formation and habitable planets; Astronomy; CCD Photometry; variable stars.
Investigation of non-toxic, low-cost alternatives to replace toxic and expensive dyes used in current polymer-based dye-sensitized solar cells.
Computational and theoretical research concerning dark matter, precision tests of gravity, axions and relaxions.