The research in our group uncovers the synergy between plasma physics and quantum physics. We study how magnetic fields change laserplasma interactions for fusion and photonics applications. We develop quantum algorithms for plasmarelated problems and improve the performance of current quantum hardware. We explore fieldtheory models and use them to investigate plasma behaviors in relativistic and quantum regimes.
keywords
magnetized laserplasma interactions, for magnetoinertial fusion and photonics; quantum simulations, for highenergydensity and strongfield phenomena; field theories with nontrivial backgrounds, for plasmas and dark matter
PHYS 1115  General Physics 1 for Majors
Secondary Instructor

Fall 2023
First semester of three semester sequence for physics, engineering physics and astronomy majors. Covers kinematics, dynamics momentum of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, gravitation, and simple harmonic motion. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1110.
PHYS 3320  Principles of Electricity and Magnetism 2
Primary Instructor

Spring 2024
Continuation of PHYS 3310. Electromagnetic induction; magnetic energy; microscopic theory of magnetic properties; Ac circuits; Maxwell's Equations; planewaves; waveguides and transmission lines; radiation from electric and magnetic dipoles and from an accelerated charge.
PHYS 7310  Electromagnetic Theory 1
Primary Instructor

Fall 2024
Sophisticated approach to electrostatics, boundary value problems, magnetostatics, applications of Maxwell's equations to electromagnetic wave propagation, wave guides, and resonant cavities and magnetohydrodynamics.