Dr. Bergman and Dr. Kramer have received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Research Corporation to support their ongoing research. Dr. Bergman conducts a variety of experiments on the solidification and deformation of ice and metals under extreme conditions, with the goal of illuminating similar processes that take place in the Earth’s core. Dr. Kramer pursues mathematical and computer simulation approaches to the formation of patterns in nature.
Each summer, Drs. Bergman and Kramer offer several summer research internships for Simon’s Rock students to participate in ongoing scientific research, to enrich their undergraduate experience. Many of these students eventually co-author research papers, making them some of the youngest published scientists in the world!