Research Opportunities

MHC Students Explore Solar Energy Frontiers

Prof. Alexi Arango and his students are exploring new, potentially revolutionary solar cell technologies in a custom-built lab at Mount Holyoke College.  Learn more...

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...

Theoretical Physics

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

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.