Research Centers and Laboratories
Climate and Radiation Group
The Climate and Radiation Group (CARG) is being developed as a core research component in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Howard University Program in Atmospheric Sciences (HUPAS). CARG is also a key participant in Center for the Study of Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Atmospheres (CSTEA) and the NOAA-Howard University Cooperative Center for Atmospheric Sciences. CARG’s overall research goal is to investigate unresolved questions in climate change and its impact on society. CARG is particularly interested in engaging in research that contributes: To an improved understanding of the the role of clouds and the H2O cycle in climate through the development and application of climate models and innovative techniques in remote sensing: To understanding the impact of climate on public health.A central priority in CARG’s research endeavor is student training – particularly preparing students from traditionally underrepresented groups for effective and successful careers in atmospheric physics or related fields.
Compuational Physics Laboratory
The computational physics laboratory has a strong history of producing graduates at all levels including the doctorate. Computational physics projects have included: relativistic scattering, black hole formation, atmospheric waves and oscillations, DNA sequencing, cellular electroporation, fluid dynamics, and electromagnetic scattering from rough surfaces. Members of computational physics group have used standard professional software packages as well as designing special customized codes for particular applications.
Strings and Quantum Superfields Group
Research activities of Dr. Tristan Hubsch and his group have included general assumptions about the physical spacetime in superstring models, Conifolds, supersymmetry, and the measurement conundrum. Some of his collaborations include: (1) “Supersymmetry”, with C. Doran (U. Washington; Mathematics), M. Faux (SUNY; Physics), S. J. Gates, Jr. (UMD; Physics), K. Iga (Pepperdine U.; Mathematics), G. Landweber (U. Oregon; math): on-line publications at http://arXiv.org, math-ph/0512016 and math-ph/0603012;