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Priyangika Wickramarachchi

Priyangika Wickramarachchi
Priyangika Wickramarachchi

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Taylor Science Center G052

Born in Sri Lanka, Priyangika Wickramarachchi received her first degree from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2002. She received her M.S. from Baylor University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Wickramarachchi’s Ph.D. thesis was based on high energy physics phenomenology. Her research includes studying Higgs production using gluon fusion and studying how well the trilinear Higgs coupling can be determined theoretically. She is also interested in physics education research. Before joining Hamilton, she has worked at the Institute of Fundamental Studies in Sri Lanka, Williams College, and SUNY Oswego.

Recent Courses Taught

General University Physics I
College Physics I
General University Physics II

Select Publications

  • W.M Ariyasinghe, P. Wickramarachchi, and P. Palihawadana. Total electron scattering cross sections of alkanes at intermediate energies. Nucl. lnstrum. Methods Phys. Sect. B., 259:841-846, 2007.
  • P. Wickramarachchi, P Palihawadana, G Villela, and W. M. Ariyas­inghe.Electron scattering from alkanes in the energy range 200-4500 ev. Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Sect. B., 267:3391-3394, 2009.
  • Asiri Nanayakkara and Priyangika Wickramarachchi. Level spacing distribu­tions of 1-d potentials with non-integer powers. Proceedings of the Technical sessions, IPSL, 20:135-142, 2004.
  • Asiri Nanayakkara and Priyangika Wickramarachchi. Level spacing distribu­tions and quantum chaos inhermitian and non hermitian systems.Commun. Theor. Phys., 44:31-36, 2005.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2021

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
M.S., Baylor University
B.S., University of Colombo

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