David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Physics

Undergraduate research, public outreach, summer internships, publications, and R&D projects…there’s a lot going on in the Department of Physics at High Point University. We invite you to browse our website, blog, course materials, and photo galleries. But if you really want to know what we are about, we encourage you to come to campus and spend time with our faculty, our physics majors, and our alumni. We love to talk physics and astronomy, and we love to show you our results. (2014-2015 Annual Report, 79 MB)

Dr. Aaron Titus (
Associate Professor of Physics and Chair, Department of Physics
361 Congdon Hall
(336) 841-4668



[August 18, 2015] The Panther CLAWS team tested their Chip ‘N’ Ship device at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab at Johnson Space Center.  A NEWSFIX video includes many clips of the team in the control room and our device in the pool.

trial-01 contact-with-rock


2015 Publications

PSR J1930-1852: a Pulsar in the Widest Known Orbit around Another Neutron Star (J. K. Swiggum, R. Rosen, M. A. McLaughlin, D. R. Lorimer, S. Heatherly, R. Lynch, S. Scoles, T. Hockett, E. Filik, J. A. Marlowe, B. N. Barlow, M. Weaver, M. Hilzendeger, S. Ernst, R. Crowley, E. Stone, B. Miller, R. Nunez, G. Trevino, M. Doehler, A. Cramer, D. Yencsik, J. Thorley, R. Andrews, A. Laws, K. Wenger, L. Teter, T. Snyder, A. Dittmann, S. Gray, M. Carter, C. McGough, S. Dydiw, C. Pruett, J. Fink, A. Vanderhout), In The Astrophysical Journal, volume 805, 2015. [doi]
Highly responsive core-shell microactuator arrays for use in viscous and viscoelastic fluids (Briana L Fiser, Adam R Shields, M R Falvo, R Superfine), In Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, volume 25, 2015. [doi]
Matter and Interactions, Fourth Edition Student Solutions Manual (Aaron P. Titus, Paul J. Heafner), Wiley, 2015.

2015-2016 Highlights

Matt Carnaghi’s freshman research project submitted to AJP

2015 Summer Internships for Physics Majors

Panther CLAWS team tests their device at NASA’s NBL


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Physics News

Aaron Titus
Finding Physics in ‘The Martian’
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HPUniverse Day 1
Children Explore Space at HPUniverse Day
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HPUniverse Day 2
HPUniverse Day to Connect Kids with Astronomy
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Physics at HPU

Flickr Photostream