College of William and Mary

Department of Physics

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P. O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
(757) 221-3502
(757) 221-3540 (fax)

http://www.wm.edu/as/physics

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Research Specialties and Staff

College of William and Mary

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
None -
Applied Physics Experimental Enroute-to-PHD
Atmosphere, Space Physics, Cosmic Rays Experimental Enroute-to-PHD
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Both Enroute-to-PHD
Chemical Physics Both Enroute-to-PHD
Computational Physics Theoretical Enroute-to-PHD
Condensed Matter Physics Both Enroute-to-PHD
High Energy Physics Both Enroute-to-PHD
Low Temperature Physics Experimental Enroute-to-PHD
Medical, Health Physics Theoretical Enroute-to-PHD
Nano Science and Technology Both Enroute-to-PHD
Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems Theoretical Enroute-to-PHD
Nuclear Physics Both Enroute-to-PHD
Optics Experimental Enroute-to-PHD
Particles and Fields Both Enroute-to-PHD
Physics of Beams Experimental Enroute-to-PHD
Plasma and Fusion Theoretical Enroute-to-PHD
Surface Physics Experimental Enroute-to-PHD

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Condensed Matter Physics

Electronic properties of materials; surface physics; high-temperature superconductivity; ferroelectrics; ultra-cold atoms; graphene; two-dimensional systems; strongly correlated electron systems; electron-phonon dynamics; computational physics.
Henry Krakauer, Enrico Rossi, Shiwei Zhang

High Energy Physics

Electroweak phenomenology and symmetry breaking; extensions of the standard model; supersymmetry, grand unification and extra dimensions; string theory; cosmology.
Christopher Carone, Joshua Erlich, Marc Sher

Medical, Health Physics

Heart rates and respiration of infants in neonatal intensive care units.
John Delos

Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems

Order and chaos in classical and quantum systems; atoms in strong fields; atomic and molecular collisions.
John Delos, Eugene Tracy, George Vahala

Nuclear Physics

Perturbative and nonperturbative QCD; lattice gauge theory; effective field theories for hadrons.
Carl Carlson, Jozef Dudek, Wally Melnitchouk, Konstantinos Orginos, Jianqei Qiu, David Richards, Phiala Shanahan, André Walker-Loud

Particles and Fields

Electroweak phenomenology and symmetry breaking; extensions of the standard model; supersymmetry, grand unification and extra dimensions; string theory; cosmology.
Christopher Carone, Joshua Erlich, Marc Sher, André Walker-Loud

Plasma and Fusion

Magnetohydrodynamics; kinetic theory; turbulence; numerical simulation of plasmas; applications to fusion; nonlinear dynamics and chaotic signal process; ocean waves; developing type II quantum computer algorithms for MHD; supercomputers are used at DoE-NERSC, DoD-NAVO, DoD-ERDC, and Earth Simulator (Japan).
Eugene Tracy, George Vahala

EXPERIMENTAL

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics. Ultracold quantum gases (Bose-Einstein condensates and degenerate Fermi gases), slow and stored light, quantum properties of light, atom-based non-classical light generation, precision measurements (time, fields, and fundamental symmetries), the study of biological systems using AMO techniques, intense laser-matter interactions.
Seth Aubin, William Cooke, Eugeniy Mikhailov, Irina Novikova

Condensed Matter Physics

Infrared and optical spectroscopy; near-field infrared nanospectroscopy; phase transitions (metal-insulator, structural, magnetic, superconducting, and density wave); nuclear magnetic resonance; piezoelectrics and high dielectric microwave ceramics; thin films (metallic, magnetic, superconducting for SRF applications, correlated-electron-materials) and nanostructures; electron-phonon dynamics; plasmonics and magneto-plasmonics.
Gina Hoatson, R. Lukaszew, M. Qazilbash

High Energy Physics

Experiments at Fermilab, Daya Bay, Ash River, SURF, and CERN; neutrino masses and mixing; CP violation in neutrinos; neutrino interactions on nucleons and nuclei; structure of the weak current; reactor and long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments.
Michael Kordosky, Robert McKeown, Jeffrey Nelson, Patricia Vahle

Nuclear Physics

Intermediate energy experiments at Jefferson Laboratory and other facilities; measurements of the structure of nucleons and nuclei via electromagnetic and electroweak interactions; precision tests of the standard model and dark matter searches with electron scattering; hadron spectroscopy; hyperpolarized nuclear targets.
David Armstrong, Todd Averett, Peter Bosted, Wouter Deconinck, Keith Griffioen, Michael Kordosky, Robert McKeown, Charles Perdrisat, Justin Stevens

Particles and Fields

Experiments at Fermilab, Daya Bay, Ash River; neutrino masses and mixing; CP violation in neutrinos; neutrino interactions on nucleons and nuclei; structure of the weak current; reactor and long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments.
Michael Kordosky, Jeffrey Nelson, Patricia Vahle

Physics of Beams

Particle accelerator physics; relativistic electron beams; synchrotron radiation; free-electron lasers; relativistic electrodynamics; superconducting RF cavity surface physics; design and optimization of future accelerator facilities.
R. Lukaszew, Jeffrey Nelson

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