Physics Faculty Research
Faculty from the Wheaton College Physics and Engineering Department are engaged in a variety of exciting research projects.
Dr. Heather Whitney conducts research in quantitative medical imaging. She collaborates with researchers at the University of Chicago and with a local orthopedics practice headed by two Wheaton College alumni.
uses large computer simulations to study the progenitors of Electron Capture Supernovae in both single and binary stars.
searches the sky with the 24-inch Planewave telescope in the Observatory to study variable stars and exoplanets.
Medical Physics (NMR)
researches nuclear magnetic resonance measurements (NMR) such as magnetization transfer of water protons in the presence of macromolecules to improve quantitative imaging in the medical field.