Professor Harold Evans explores questions such as: “Why is there mass?” and “Why do the four fundamental forces in nature appear to be different?”
Associate Professor Sabine Lammers studies the strong nuclear force, the force that keeps nuclei stable, and the weak nuclear force, which is responsible for the interactions that power the sun.
Senior Scientist Frederick Luehring works on software and computing for the ATLAS high energy physics (HEP) experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Assistant Professor Christopher Meyer researches high-energy physics at the Large Hadron Collider using the ATLAS detector. His primary goal is to understand the fundamental constituents of our universe, and the forces that govern them.
Professor Mark Messier focuses his research on the experimental study of neutrinos, serves as co-spokesperson for the NOvA experiment, and is a member of the MINOS and MIPP collaborations.
Professor James Musser's research includes work in both experimental neutrino physics and particle astrophysics. Jim’s particle astrophysics program involves measurements of the abundance of cosmic ray radioactive isotopes, which can be used to establish the characteristic timescale for the confinement of cosmic rays in the galaxy.
Professor Matthew Shepherd's group has focused on studying the spectrum of light quark mesons using data that are being collected at the BESIII experiment in at the Institute for High Energy Physics in Beijing and the GlueX experiment at Jefferson Lab.
Professor Rex Tayloe investigates the properties and interactions of neutrinos. This includes both the phenomenon of neutrino oscillations as well as using the neutrino to probe the structure of the nucleon and nucleus.
Professor Jon Urheim's research interests include flavor physics and the weak interaction physics of heavy quarks and leptons; strong interaction physics of hadrons; and searches for non-Standard Model physics via rare processes.
Professor Rick Van Kooten's primary research interests concentrate on the study of particles containing b quarks and searches for new particles not described by our current Standard Model, such as those predicted by Supersymmetry and the "missing link" of the Standard Model: the Higgs boson.