Theoretical Physics Research Group
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The Theoretical Physics Group of the De La Salle University Physics Department conducts basic and applied researches in theoretical physics.
The Theoretical Physics Room inside the Physics Department Office at the 7th floor of William Hall Building functions as a nucleus for theoretical and interdisciplinary researches. Collaborations amongst researchers from within the university, colleagues from other universities in the Philippines, and researchers from foreign research institutions, are encouraged.
In the Theoretical Physics Room, we have initiated and nurtured our collaborations with other research institutions and partners in the industry.
Espousing the principle that a progressive research culture naturally evolves within a healthy academic atmosphere, the Theoretical Physics Room has and will continue to function as an open venue for theses proposal presentations and defenses of students in various research disciplines in physics, in addition to being the home for basic and applied research in theoretical physics.
In the realm of basic research, the theory group continues to investigate the still unresolved celestial anomalies such as:
- the non-Keplerian behaviour of spiral galactic arms,
- alternative theories that might reveal the true nature of dark matter and dark energy,
- and in the solar system, to propose alternative theories that could explain the now well established non-systematic anomaly of the Pioneer and Voyager explorers and its possible connection with the fly-by anomaly exhibited by communication satellites and other space explorers.
In the past, the theory group has published some works in higher-derivative field theories.
Among the multitude of subjects that strongly invite the methods developed in research endeavours in higher derivative field theories is the elusive theory of quantum gravity. This, or some semi-classical approximation to it, the group intends to pursue in the future for this also promises to resolve the above mentioned dynamical anomalies and the mystery of dark matter and energy.
The current research endeavours will hopefully develop appropriate computational methods which should prepare the group for this more demanding enterprise. This subject and its related extensions should occupy us in the following years.
The methodologies in higher derivative theories may even accommodate the characterization and analysis of the economic and financial dynamical systems. Accommodating cross-disciplinary applications of the methods of theoretical physics attest to the versatility and relevance of physics programs.
Other proposals on any topic in theoretical physics from any of the members (including future members) will also be encouraged by the group.