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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 GradSchoolShopper Statement on the Use of the GRE GRE Physics
Domestic - Fall: Jan 02
International - Fall: Jan 02
Domestic - $50
International - $50
Yes, required.
Yes, required.

Research Specialties
Bryn Mawr College

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