Creighton University

Department of Physics

2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
(402) 280-2159
(402) 280-2140 (fax)

http://physicsweb.creighton.edu

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Creighton University

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Astrophysics None Final-degree
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics None Final-degree
Biophysics None Final-degree
Condensed Matter Physics None Final-degree
Nano Science and Technology None Final-degree
Nuclear Physics None Final-degree
Quantum Computing None Final-degree

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Astrophysics

Characterization and detection of dark matter; prompt atmospheric lepton flux in high energy cosmic rays; high-energy cosmic rays beyond the GZK cutoff.
Gintaras Duda

Biophysics

Protein structure, dynamics, and self-assembly; protein folding and misfolding; protein-membrane interactions.
Patricia Soto

Quantum computing

Quantum algorithms for searching databases and networks; continuous-time and discrete-time quantum walks; quantum walks with weighted edges, self-loops, and variable walk-query ratios; adiabatic quantum computing.
Tom Wong

EXPERIMENTAL

Astrophysics

Observations and analysis of active galactic nuclei using UV, optical, IR spectra from space-based and large ground-based observations; photoionization modeling of astrophysical plasmas; studies of energetic mass outflows from quasars; accretion processes.
Jack Gabel

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

Laser-cooling of potassium atoms to produce Bose-Einstein condensates; study of the spin dynamics (spinor physics) of ultracold atoms; nonlinear matter-wave physics in BECs.
Jonathan Wrubel

Atomic inner-shell ionization; X-ray fluorescence.
Sam Cipolla

Biophysics

Development and application of novel optical techniques to biology and medicine; Metabolic imaging; Multiphoton and confocal laser scanning fluorescence microscopy; Molecular photophysics. Vis/Near-IR tissue spectroscopy; Photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer. Studies of cellular mechanics use an optical stretcher apparatus and holographic microscope.
Michael Nichols

Microfluidics and photonics in medicine. Cell and Tissue Mechanics. Physics of Cancer. Physics of Living Matter.
Andrew Ekpenyong

Condensed Matter Physics

Ionic motion in glasses; dynamic light scattering of the glass transition. Evaluation of cryopreserving agents.
David Sidebottom

Nano Science and Technology

Nanoscale systems involving novel magnetic and electronic phenomena at heterostructure interfaces; solar cells; self-assembly of block copolymers.
Andrew Baruth

Nuclear Physics

High-energy nuclear physics (relativistic heavy ion physics) in STAR collaboration at RHIC (Brookhaven National Laboratory) and ALICE collaboration at the LHC (CERN).
Jarsolov Adam, Christopher Anson, Michael Cherney, Janet Seger

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