|2015-2016 graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and other physical sciences|
Bryn Mawr College
Department of Physics
|Application deadline||Application fee||General GRE||GRE Physics|
|Domestic:||Fall: Jan 02||Domestic:||$50||Yes, required.
|International:||Fall: Jan 02||International:||$50|
Specialties for Degree Program
|Research specialty||Degree type|
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
|Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics||Experimental||Both|
|Condensed Matter Physics||Experimental||Both|
|Cosmology & String Theory||Theoretical||Both|
Departmental Research and Staff
Cosmology & String Theory
String theory and its applications to quantum field theory, cosmology, and particle physics.
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics
Resonant energy transfer in ultracold samples of highly excited atoms using laser cooling and trapping techniques to prepare and manipulate the atomic sample and study the extremely long-range many-body interactions that result when the atoms are excited to weakly bound states.
Laser-based studies of atomic and molecular excited-state structure and decay dynamics, including photoionization, autoionization, predissociation, and photodissociation; nonlinear optical techniques, including multiphoton excitation and detection, laser-induced grating spectroscopy, degenerate four-wave mixing, and vacuum ultraviolet light generation.
Nuclear spin relaxation in solids (NMR) using H-1 and F-19 solid-state NMR relaxation studies in organic molecular solids and modeling the motion with knowledge of the equilibrium structure. Collaborators are at the University of California at San Diego (X-ray diffraction) and Chengdu, China (electronic structure calculations).
Condensed Matter Physics
Fabrication, characterization, and application of nanoscale materials, including: templated electrochemical deposition of nanoscaled materials for energy and medical applications, time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy imaging of spin dynamics in magnetic nanostructures, and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism study of multiferroic materials. Synchrotron X-ray-based experiments are carried out at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.