MHC Students Explore Solar Energy Frontiers
Nanoscience, Materials Science and Applied Physics Research
Prof. Kathy Aidala and her team are exploring the areas of magnetic nanorings, semiconductors and the adhesion and elasticity of "squishy things". Learn more...
Prof. Mark Peterson and his students specialize in mathematical modelling and other theoretical problems, sometimes in support of the experimental labs. Learn more...
Physics Education Research
Prof. Juan Burciaga and his research group study the complex interactions of the teaching/learning process and explore how to apply pedagogical theory to design more responsive learning environments. Learn more...
Independent study is a requirement for the physics major at Mount Holyoke and is overseen by faculty. Visit their Web sites to view their current research and contact them if you are interested in pursuing independent work.