Paul Nakroshis Ph.D.
- Ph.D.Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1993
- B.S. Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1986
B.S. Physics, University of Illinois, 1986
Ph.D. Experimental Gravitational Physics, Univ. of Massachusetts, 1993
I'll work on any interesting research project that grabs my interest and can involve undergraduates in research. So, perhaps table-top physics is the best way to describe what I do. My graduate work involved looking for a weak composition-dependent gravitational force, while at USM, I've done work on video microscopy of Brownian motion, granular physics, image recognition, and currently, I'm returning to my graduate school training by building a sensitive torsion pendulum to measure small shifts in the earth's magnetic field. I'm also interested in Computational Physics, and designed and teach Computational Physics (Physics 261).
The Headlight Effect, from the Wolfram Demonstrations Project, October 2007,Link
Measuring Boltzmann's constant using video microscopy of Brownian motion, American Journal of Physics, 71 (6) June 2003 .pdf (235 kB)
Statistics of continuous motion force events in a driven 2D granular array, .pdf (284 kB)