University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Department of Physics and Astronomy

1408 Circle Drive
401 Nielsen Physics Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-1200
(865) 974-3342
(865) 974-7843 (fax)

http://www.phys.utk.edu

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Research Specialties and Staff

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Accelerator Experimental Both
Astrophysics Theoretical Both
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Both Both
Biophysics Both Both
Chemical Physics Experimental Both
Condensed Matter Physics Both Both
Nuclear Physics Both Both
Particles and Fields Both Both
Physics and other Science Education None Final-degree

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Biophysics

Information flow in cellular systems.
Maxim Lavrentovich, Jaan Mannik

Computational astrophysics

Core collapse supernovae; novae; computational modeling; nuclear astrophysics.
Eirik Endeve, Michael Guidry, Raph Hix, Anthony Mezzacappa

Condensed Matter Physics

Strongly correlated electron systems; colossal magnetoresistance; high Tc superconductivity; transport properties; nanostructures; many-body excitations; thin film growth; surface physics; quantum magnetism.
Cristian Batista, Elbio Dagotto, Adolfo Eguiluz, Steven Johnston, Norman Mannella, Adriana Moreo, Harm Weitering, Haidong Zhou

High Energy Physics

Neutrino physics; neutron oscillations; CP-violation in the heavy quark sector; strings and quantum gravity.
Yuri Efremenko, Sowjanya Gollapinni, Thomas Handler, George Siopsis, Stefan Spanier

Nuclear Physics

Nuclear structure far from stability and at high spins; hot and dense nuclear matter; quark-gluon plasma; neutron physics; nuclear structure; many body problems; physics of open systems; nuclear astrophysics, quantum chaos and random matrices.
Robert Grzywacz, Kate Grzywacz-Jones, Miguel Madurga Flores, Christine Nattrass, Thomas Papenbrock, Lucas Platter, Soren Sorensen, Andrew Steiner

Physics and other Science Education

Marianne Breinig, Stuart Elston

EXPERIMENTAL

William Garrett

Accelerator

Accelerator physics studies utilizing the ORNL Spallation Neutron Source.
Sarah Cousineau

Biophysics

Nanotechnology-based probes to interrogate single molecules/molecular complexes within living cells.
Maxim Lavrentovich, Jaan Mannik

Condensed Matter Physics

Neutron scattering; high Tc superconductivity; magnetism and lattice effects in colossal magnetoresistance; physics of novel materials and complex electron systems; low-dimensional materials; nanostructures; surface and interface physics; x-ray spectroscopy; thin-film materials.
Andrew Christianson, Jaime Fernández-Baca, John Katsaras, David Mandrus, Norman Mannella, Stephen Nagler, Ali Passian, Alexei Sokolov, Thomas Zack Ward, Harm Weitering, Haidong Zhou

High Energy Physics

CP violation measurements; meson spectroscopy; electron neutrino detection; neutrino oscillation.
Yuri Efremenko, Tony Gabriel, Thomas Handler, Yuri Kamyshkov, Stefan Spanier

Nuclear Physics

Decay spectroscopy; experimental nuclear astrophysics; gamma-ray spectroscopy; relativistic heavy-ion physics; hot and dense nuclear matter; neutron physics.
Nadia Fomin, Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, Geoffrey Greene, Robert Grzywacz, Kate Grzywacz-Jones, Miguel Madurga Flores, Christine Nattrass, Lucas Platter, Kenneth Read, Leo Riedinger, Soren Sorensen

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