UCA provides a balanced program for students. We are large enough to provide a variety of opportunities. You can work with faculty in physical acoustics, bio-physics, observational astronomy, astro-physics, physics education, computational physics, or general relativity. UCA is still small enough that the faculty get to know the students.
As a sample of what you can accomplish here at UCA, below are a few of the student poster titles from the March 2014 CNSM Poster Symposium.
Resonance Lab for High School Students
Synchronization Limits of Chaotic Circuits
Determining Black Hole Mass of Active Galactic Nuclei Using FWHM of the Hβ Emission Line and Luminosity Relations
Acoustic Properties of NASA Flight-Approved Materials and other Testable Samples
The focus of the faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCA is educating undergraduate physics majors. Your success is our main goal.
Here is another great example of what you can do with a physics degree from UCA.
Dr. David James graduated with a BS in Physics from UCA in 2002. He now works as a research scientist at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics in Boulder, Colorado. David worked on one of the experiments that was active on the New Horizons Student Dust Collector. Enjoy a short video that he helped put together describing space dust and how to study it.
The Next SPS Google Hangout Seminar
Understanding the Nature of Normal Matter w/ Dr. Elena Long
Abstract: For nearly a century, physicists have been studying the properties of protons and neutrons, asking questions about the internal structure of each and building towards an under-standing that begins at the quark level and builds up to protons and neutrons, and then to atomic nuclei. In just the past few decades, our understanding of this internal structure of nucleons has been greatly increased thanks to developments of high-energy electron accelerators and spin-polarized targets. From the quark sea through the internal electric structure of nucleons and beyond, this seminar will go over the history of these discoveries and detail current and future developments that will teach us more about the nature of normal matter.
You can attend the seminar in person on March 12th at 5:30PM in LSC 170 or watch the seminar online via these links: