Physics faculty at Duquesne carry out research in magnetic materials, ultracold atoms, quarks and gravitational waves - a remarkably diverse research activity for the department's size. Our facilities include a condensed matter lab equipped for synthesis of magnetic nanostructures and characterization by thermal analysis and Mossbauer spectroscopy, as well as a laser lab equipped with an ultrahigh vacuum chamber for modeling solid-state junction devices with ultracold atoms.
Our collaborations include nearby Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia and our Duquesne colleagues in the department of chemistry and biochemistry.
The research of physics faculty has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Much of the research is carried out with the assistance of undergraduate physics majors.