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Research

The Department of Physics and Astronomy conducts forefront research in a variety of areas in contemporary physics. Research expenditures exceed $6 million annually. Additionally, faculty from the department play a leadership role in several interdisciplinary centers and institutions. The faculty consists of 30 professors with Physics and Astronomy as their home department, and 28 research faculty and associates.

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics

Berlind, Holley-Bockelmann

Observational Astrophysics

Stassun, Weintraub

Particle Astrophysics

Csorna

Condensed-Matter, Materials,
and Optical Physics

Carbon Nanotubes/Graphene

Xu

Applied Optical Physics

Haglund

Molecular and Atomic Studies at Surfaces

Tolk

Theory

Pantelides Varga

Particle Physics, Cosmology

Experimental Particle Physics

Gurrola, Johns, Sheldon, Webster

Particle Theory, Cosmology

Kephart, Scherrer, Weiler

Biological and Medical Physics

Biophotonics

Hutson

Cell Physics

Rericha

Living State Physics

Wikswo

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

GoreGochbergWaddell

Medical/Health Physics

Coffey, Stabin

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Piston

Nuclear Physics

Theory

Ernst, Umar

Nuclear Structure

Hamilton, Ramayya

Relativistic Heavy-Ion Physics

Greene, Maguire, Velkovska

Interdisciplinary Centers


On-Campus Facilities


Off-Campus Facilities