SDSU Physics Research Gallery
A selection of some of our favorite research images over time. The following images show student involvement in our different research fields which include Condense Matter Physics, Computational Physics, Environmental Physics, Optics, Physics Education, and Medical Physics.
Some of our Physics Undergraduates and Masters in Radiological Health Physics students who presented their research at the 2011 SDSU Student Research Symposium.
Some of our Masters in physics (1 astronomy!) research students who presented their research at the 2011 SDSU Student Research Symposium.
Dr. Shirish Jani and recent Masters graduates, Karmen Li and Sarah Glazebrook, and Casey Abing, with the BrainLab Novalis Linear Accelerator.
Some of our Undergraduate and Masters physics research students who presented their research at the 2010 SDSU Student Research Symposium.
Masters student Casey Abing checking the laser alignment on a BrainLab Novalis Linear Accelerator using a head and neck phantom.
Dr. T preparing a uranium compound for single crystal growth using the plasma arc furnace, of course. Masters student Kimberly Grice on-looking.
Spring 2009 Graduation Day! Prof. Matt Anderson with BSc students: Stephen Swift, John Staback, Rita Philavanh, Aaron Taylor and MSc student: Casey Abing.
Flashback to circa 1980: Senior students Mark Garrett, Jesus Valera, Ellen Ochoa and Prof. Davis looking at a 300 kG pulsed magnet that Jesus used for his senior thesis.
Dr. Shirish Jani, and recent Masters graduate Karmen Li, analyzing the dose volume histogram of a prostate cancer patient using a BrainLab treatment planning system
A cartoon of a network of self associating polymers.
Masters student Casey Abing and recent Masters graduate Sarah Glazebrook evaluating on a head and neck treatment planning system.
Atom Interferometry using a Bose-Einstein Condensate: spacetime plots of the atom density when launched in opposite directions around a circular waveguide that is not tilted / tilted under gravity (calculations by M.C.Kandes).
Recent Masters graduate, Karmen Li, checking the laser alignment on the BrainLab Novalis Linear Accelerator using a head and neck phantom. Watched on with interest by Dr. P.Winnifred.
Morphological variability of human tibia from high resolution magnetic resonance imaging data from 10 subjects. Potential applications are in detection of deviations from normal anatomy and the creation of bone models for knee replacement surgeries. Image provided courtesy of UCLA PhD student Hussain Tameem (supervised by Usha Sinha at SDSU).
Testing of a 3 coil arrangement to cancel out the Earth’s magnetic field in Doc Morris’ Lab.
Loading liquid nitrogen and helium into the Dept’s state-of-the-art PPMS system (The ‘Physical Property Measurement System’ is made by Quantum Design, who are based in San Diego).
6 different PV Solar Panels (single-crystal, multi-crystal, and amorphous arrays) are located on the top of the Physics Building as part of a study of the long-term effects of the weather on the different types of panels.
Spatial Light Modulation experiment in in Prof. Davis’s Optics Research Lab.
Chaotic dynamics of a tumbling satellite as computed by Eunsil Baik.
Shows the possible particle composition inside a rotating neutron star. From F.Weber, R.Negreiros, and P.Rosenfield, “Neutron Star Interiors and the Equation of State of Superdense Matter”, to appear in Springer Lecture Notes (2007).
Cross Section of Compact Stars (approx. 10km radius) indicating their possible compositions.
Snapshot of a femtosecond laser beam (10^-15 second duration) passed through a 2-D spatial light modulator in the Ultrafast Laser Lab.
The CIPS project researches ways to enable teachers at all educational levels (elementary through college) teach physics more effectively.
Immobile particles in a thin polymeric film near the glass transition.
(produced in Prof. Baljon’s computers)
Helical Ince-Gaussian Laser Beams produced in Prof. Davis’s lab.
Annual Wind Power Density at 50m in the San Diego region.
Former masters students, Catherine and Steven posing in the ultrafast laser lab.