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Erin Hicks, Ph.D.

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Nathaniel Hicks, Ph.D.

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Jim Pantaleone, Ph.D.

Dynamics has been the central theme for most of my research.  My recent work has been on the dynamics of table-top systems. For example, I experimentally and theoretically explored how metronomes synchronize their motion.  This work has been used by countless people as a simple demonstration of synchronization (there are dozens of YouTube videos showing it) and many direct applications---from the synchronization of the cells in your heart to describing people walking on a foot bridge.  I also have a large interest in the dynamics of continuous mass systems.  This includes the non-steady forces on simple projectiles, pattern formation in precipitation systems, and the dynamics of chains.  All of these systems have several common features: experiments can be easily done in a lab by undergraduate students, they exhibit interesting and often counter-intuitive results, and they have the potential to contribute to modern technology.

" "Research on the fluid dynamics forces on light, spherical projectiles.
" "Students doing research on the chain fountain.  As the ball chain falls to the floor, is also spontaneously rises up above the container.  Here the force on each end of the chain are being measured.

 

Katherine Rawlins, Ph.D.

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Travis Rector, Ph.D.

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