The Department of Physics has active research in several areas, including astroparticle physics, biophysics, computational physics, cosmology, optics, and quantum theory. You can explore the faculty webpages and publications to learn about their research.
|Rasha Abbasi||Astroparticle Physics||Origins of terrestrial gamma rays and cosmic ray anisotropy|
|Tareq Abuzayyad||Astrophysics||Experimental cosmic ray physics|
|Jonathan Bougie||Computational Physics||Granular media and supersymmetric quantum mechanics|
|Brian Cannon||Experimental Biophysics||Single-molecule imaging of DNA structural dynamics|
|Asim Gangopadhyaya||Quantum Theory||Supersymmetric quantum mechanics and physics education|
|Mahvand Khamesian||Computational Biophysics||Modeling stochastic behavior of hair cells in the ear|
|David Klinger||Applied Physics||Physics in history and neurovascular intervention|
|Robert McNees||Particle Physics and Cosmology||General Relativity, black holes, string theory, and quantum field theory|
|Robert Polak||Optics||Optical systems, holography, and physics education|
|Constantin Rasinariu||Quantum Theory||Supersymmetric quantum mechanics and probability theory|
|Walter Tangarife||Particle Physics and Cosmology||Model building for dark matter and black holes|
|Stuart Wick||Particle Physics||High-energy astrophysics and cosmology|
Undergraduate research is a great way for students to deepen their understanding of physics and to become involved in the research community. We encourage students to work with physics faculty on research projects. Often, this work results in presentations given by the students at various physics meetings on the local and national level. Some of this work results in publications. Students can use these experiences to secure summer internships and coveted undergraduate research opportunities like REUs. To apply for undergraduate research, please contact the professor you are interested in working with. Our faculty is more than happy to discuss their research and any potential opportunities available to students.
Loyola University Chicago offers several scholarship awards for Loyola students to be sponsored for their work. These awards are through the Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP). This program seeks to foster one-on-one mentoring relationships in which the student works closely with the faculty member on a project of scholarly significance. Students mentored by physics faculty have often been the recipients of these awards, including Carbon, Mulcahy, and Provost Fellowships.