Faculty Focus More Faculty

David F. Nitz

David F. Nitz

PhD, Physics, University of Rochester

Contact

906-487-2274
dfnitz@mtu.edu

Professor, Physics

My research interests focus on understanding the origin of the highest energy cosmic rays. Cosmic rays with energies in excess of 1020eV have been observed striking Earth's atmosphere; these particles are the most energetic known in our universe, with more than 100 million times the energy produced at the largest particle . . .

Faculty Focus More Faculty

Claudio Mazzoleni

Claudio Mazzoleni

PhD, Atmospheric Sciences

Contact

906-487-1226
cmazzoleni@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Physics

The main research interest of the Environmental Optics Laboratory is the study of the effects that anthropogenic and natural particulates suspended and transported in the atmosphere (aerosols) have on Earth's climate and air quality. The net effect on climate from greenhouse gases, aerosols, and clouds is a complex integral that is not . . .

Faculty Focus More Faculty

Petra H. Huentemeyer

Petra H. Huentemeyer

PhD, Particle Physics, University of Hamburg/DESY, Germany

Contact

906-487-1229
petra@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Physics

Dr. Huentemeyer's background is in astrophysics and elementary particle physics. She is currently interested in the study of gamma and cosmic rays to solve the century-old puzzle of the origin of galactic cosmic rays, first detected by the Austrian-American scientist Victor Hess in 1912.

Where and how are cosmic rays produced and . . .