Tag Archives: 'Physics and Space Science'

Running a $500 million experiment at CERN

Running a $500 million experiment at CERN

Brian Dorney is a fourth-year doctoral student in the physics and space sciences department studying under Dr. Marc Baarmand. In late December, he returned from [...]

I’m making headlines with an amazing internship while studying space sciences

I’m making headlines with an amazing internship while studying space sciences

By Marie McBride, B.S. Space Sciences – Solar Earth and Planetary Science ‘13 During my sophomore year at Florida Tech, I applied for a variety of summer internships. It was a wonderful surprise when I was [...]

Physics majors detect nuclear contraband through muon research

Physics majors detect nuclear contraband through muon research

by Michael Staib, Physics ‘12 So, what exactly is a muon and why are you researching them? A muon can be thought of as a heavy electron. These particles are produced in the upper atmosphere and [...]

Lightning at Florida Tech

Lightning at Florida Tech

by Shahab Arabshahi, Physics and Space Sciences Ph.D. Student More than 250 years after the Benjamin Franklin’s kite experiment, there are still a lot to discover about lightning. From the charge separation process in the cloud [...]