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Department of Physics

101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-2899
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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.
Yes, required.
International: Fall: Jan 02 International: $50    

Research Specialties

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Experimental Both
Chemical 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.
Michael Schulz


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.
Michael Noel

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.
Elizabeth McCormack

Chemical Physics

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).
Peter Beckmann

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.
Xuemei Cheng