Projects

Projects

RESEARCH PROJECTS

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CSUDH has research grants from the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy.  Our research faculty includes our five full-time faculty members and several part-time faculty members.  CSUDH is a member institution of the Super-Kamiokande (neutrino observatory and nucleon decay experiment) and CLAS (nuclear physics) collaborations, as well as the CSU-ACE and CSU-NUPAC consortia. We like to think that the quality and productivity of our research programs is competitive on a per-faculty member basis with other private and public universities in California. Undergraduate and some graduate student participation is welcome in all of our research projects.

 

SUPER KSUPER K

Super-Kamiokande: Professor Hill. To learn more about this project, go to this web site. A future proposed project, Hyper-Kamiokande also includes CSUDH with Professor Hill. Information on it can be found here.

 

 ICCEA

 CSU-ACE

The Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (CSU-ACE) was established in 2006 by the CSU Chancellor’s Office with funding by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).   CSU-ACE is a consortium of 7 CSU campuses, each which specializes in a unique curricular and research domain. The CSUDH node of the consortium focuses on STEM-centric topics. With additional grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, CSUDH students have performed research on a broad variety of topics that include  biometrics, clandestine communication in virtual worlds, detection of nuclear and radiological weapons, financial terrorism, probabilistic risk assessment of the use of drones in homeland security applications and underwater robotics.  The CSUDH Center also includes PROWESS, the PaRtnership of Women Excelling as Scientists and Scholars, a puberty-to-Ph.D. STEM gender pipeline.

 

clas_large1.jpgCLAS

The CLAS Collaboration at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) uses photon and electron beams to study the the proton and its excited states, and how they are constructed of smaller particles called "quarks".  At CSUDH, our research focuses on the properties of "hyperons", particles related to the proton which have one or more "strange" quarks.  Our work is performed using a moderate-sized computer cluster built out of entirely recycled computers.  For more information, contact Dr. Price.

 

 

 CBP

Biological Physics and the UCLA CSUDH Scientific Exchange Program

The UCLA Center for Biological Physics provides research internships at UCLA for physics majors interested in both the application of physics to biology and in using biology to explore new physical principles associated with complex states of living matter. Biological physics is a rapidly developing area of physics that studies the unique dynamics and structure of living materials such as the self-assembly and structure of viruses, the structure and dynamics of neural circuits, and the non-equilibrium mechanics of cells. More information can be found at the website.