Research Opportunities
 
 
Vortex Ring Dynamics
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
We have recently submitted a manuscript for publication entitled “Vortex ring refraction at high Froude numbers”.  An electronic print version of the article is available by clicking  here.  In the
 
Acoustic Imaging of Thermal Convection
 
Monday, January 5, 2009
It is the skill of the architect to create patterns in wood, metal and stone.  These patterns are sometimes simple, like the repetition of columns lining the nave of  a cathedral; and sometimes
 
Tidal Instability computations
 
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Isaac Newton explained earth’s ocean tides by the gravitational action of the moon and the sun.  What would happen if the earth had more than one moon?  What would our daily tides look like?  We
 
Apparatus Design and Construction
 
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Students and faculty have access to a machine shop in the Wisconsin Lutheran College Science Building.  The shop is used primarily for design and  construction of scientific apparatus.  It is
 
Laser spectroscopy
 
Thursday, June 28, 2007
We are in the process of setting up an experiment to study the temperature dependence of the absorption spectrum of various materials.  This project will involve work with a Nd:YAG laser system and
 
I am currently seeking research assistants to work on a number of projects.  Research assistantships typically involve up to ten hours each week in the lab, and full time work during fall, winter and spring breaks. Candidates should have both an interest in laboratory instrumentation and should have a strong desire to learn about experimental physics. Feel free to contact me.