Post Docs: 3
Under Grads: 40
Research includes satellite infrared spectroscopy of the atmosphere, atmospheric lidar, nonlinear and quantum optics, photorefractive and electro-optic polymers, theoretical and experimental studies, the formation and properties of novel alloys, the effects of space radiation on semiconductor devices in satellites, electron and atomic force microscopy, and x-ray and gamma ray astrophysics.
A state-of-the-art photonic and other devices can be fabricated and a microscope facility containing a scanning electron microscope with special characterization attachments and an atomic force microscope. We recently purchased a 0.8m astronomical telescope whith is housed in a dome on the roof of the Physics Building. Several femtosecond laser systems have recently been acquired.
'In a way science is a key to the gates of heaven, and the same key opens the gates of hell, and we do not have any instructions as to which is which gate.
Shall we throw away the key and never have a way to enter the gates of heaven? Or shall we struggle with the problem of which is the best way to use the key?'