Assistant Professor of Physics
My research interests span atmospheric and space sciences, geophysics, and plasma physics. Lately I’ve been interested in atmospheric and space electricity; thunderstorms and its effects in the near-Earth space environment; lightning physics; modeling of electrical discharge plasmas; waves in space plasmas; and development of computer-based tools for analysis of atmospheric and geophysical phenomena.
Caitano L. da Silva
- January 2, 2018. I'm starting today as an Assistant Professor of Physics at New Mexico Tech. I'll also be teaching PHYS 122 – General Physics II this Spring. The textbook for this course is free and it can be downloaded here: https://openstax.org/details/books/university-physics-volume-2