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Robert J. Nemiroff

Robert J. Nemiroff

PhD, Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Pennsylvania

Contact

906-487-2198
nemiroff@mtu.edu

Professor, Physics

I worked at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, USA before coming to Michigan Tech. I am perhaps best known scientifically for papers predicting, usually among others, several recovered microlensing phenomena, and papers showing, usually among others, that gamma-ray bursts were consistent with occurring at cosmological distances. I led a . . .

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Brian E. Fick

Brian E. Fick

PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Contact

906-487-3212
fick@mtu.edu

Professor, Physics

Where do the highest energy cosmic rays come from? Why do nanoscopic particles have such macroscopic energies? What kind of astrophysical or cosmological process can accelerate or create such particles? The phenomenon of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays is the single largest departure from thermal equilibrium of anything anyone has ever seen in . . .

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Yoke Khin Yap

Yoke Khin Yap

PhD, Osaka University

Contact

906-487-2900
ykyap@mtu.edu

Professor, Physics

Professor Yap is interested in the fundamentals of synthesis, properties, and applications of functional materials, which include B-C-N nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, graphene, boron nitride nanotubes, boron nitride nanosheets, boron carbon-nitride and carbon nitride nanostructures, etc.); ZnO nanostructures; energy harvesting nanostructures; wide band-gap single crystals (AlN, GaN, BN); and quantum dots. He . . .