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Holliday, Trenton Ph D, MA

Herman, Michael Ph D

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    My research program focuses on two main topics in theoretical chemistry. The first research area involves the development and testing of semiclassical approximations for the quantum evolution of complex systems. Semiclassical methods, which utilize information from classical trajectories to obtain approximate quantum mechanical energies, wavefunctions, transition probabilities, etc., provide computationally very useful procedures for calculations involving the motion of atomic and molecular systems. The second area investigates the manner in which solvents influence the vibrational frequencies and population relaxation in liquids and dense gases. These interactions are important because, for instance, the equilibration of vibrational populations plays a significant role in determining the response of condensed phase systems to external perturbations.

Agnew, Jeffrey Ph D, MS

Karubian, Jordan Ph D, MS

Taylor, Caroline Ph D, MS

Zawacki, Corinne Ph D

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    I am interested in the ecological and evolutionary processes that generate and sustain biodiversity, and how an understanding of these processes can be applied toward the conservation of amphibians. My research explores both micro- and macro-evolutionary patterns of variation and spans a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. The questions I ask address (1) the effects of landscape heterogeneity, geographic history, and climate change on patterns of genetic variation, (2) the tempo and mode by which pre- and post-mating isolation evolve among incipient species, (3) the contributions of selection and genetic drift to the evolution and maintenance of phenotypic variation, and (4) the role of environmental and phenotypic heterogeneity in shaping the outcomes of host-pathogen interactions. 

Codr, Dwight Ph D, MA

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    My book project focuses on the development of a speculative ideology in the eighteenth century. Specifically, I look at the evolution of"temporal ethics," specifically the discourse concerning the ethical implications of thinking about the future.

Christenson, Terry Ph D