Department of PhysicsMS-B1807Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
Bruce BolonDepartment Chair651-523-2192 firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two major ways students do research in our department. The first is in our required curriculum like Modern Physics Lab and the year-long Advanced Lab. The second is in directed collaboration with faculty members, often in the summer. For the latter we have generous alumni who support students with stipends along with free housing on campus. Below are typical research projects in both the curricular and collaborative models, along with statements about the research interests of our faculty.
Professor Bolon’s group: We investigate properties of thin films of magnetic materials to determine their potential for use in magnetic recording devices such as hard drives and flash drives. The research falls under the category of spintronics where, with regards to electron transport, not only the charge of
the electron is relevant, but also its intrinsic spin. Students have participated in:
Professor Rundquist’s group: We study the generation, characterization, and optimization of ultrashort laser-matter interactions. Spin-offs include using genetic programming and artificial neural networks to solve complicated problems ranging from guitar tuning to non-harmonic periodic motion. Students also work with Andy to further develop the Piper Physics Patrol, a physics show we bring to elementary, middle, and high schools around the area.
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