University of Arizona

Department of Physics

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1118 E. 4th Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-2290
(520) 621-4721 (fax)

http://www.physics.arizona.edu

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Research Specialties and Staff

University of Arizona

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Applied Physics Both Both
Astronomy Both Both
Astrophysics Both Both
Atmosphere, Space Physics, Cosmic Rays Both Both
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Both Both
Biophysics Both Both
Chemical Physics Both Both
Condensed Matter Physics Both Both
Energy Sources & Environment Both Both
Engineering Physics/Science Both Both
Fluids, Rheology Both Both
Low Temperature Physics Both Both
Materials Science, Metallurgy Both Both
Mechanics Both Both
Medical, Health Physics Both Both
Nuclear Engineering Both Both
Optics Both Both
Particles and Fields Both Both
Physics and other Science Education Both Both
Physics of Beams Both Both
Plasma and Fusion Both Both
Polymer Physics/Science Both Both
Relativity & Gravitation Both Both
Statistical & Thermal Physics Both Both

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Astrophysics

Black holes, compact objects, AGN's particle astrophysics, cosmology.
Feryal Özel, Samuel Gralla, Fulvio Melia, John Milsom, Dimitrios Psaltis, Johann Rafelski, Eduardo Rozo, Ina Sarcevic

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

Ultracold atoms, Bose condensation and atom lasers, cavity QED, ion-atom collision theory, atomic structure calculations.
Rudolf Binder, Mohammed Hassan, Pierre Meystre, Ewan Wright

Biophysics

Theory and experiment of cell motility.
Charles Wolgemuth

Condensed Matter Physics

Strongly correlated electron systems, mesoscopic and nanoscopic materials, disordered systems, nonlinear dynamics, quantum chaos, quantum spin systems, superconductivity.
Ludwik Adamowicz, Andrei Lebed, Sumit Mazumdar, John Schaibley, Charles Stafford

High Energy Physics

Theory and phenomenology of strong and electroweak interactions, lattice QCD, neutrino physics, Higgs physics, physics beyond the standard model, supersymmetry, grand unification, extra dimensions, and string theory.
Keith Dienes, Sean Fleming, Ina Sarcevic, Shufang Su, Douglas Toussaint

Nuclear Physics

Nuclear many-body theory, heavy ion collisions, quark-gluon substructure of nuclear matter, effective field theories of nuclear forces, chiral perturbation theory, Soft-collinear effective theory, heavy-quark systems, laser-induced particle phenomena.
Sean Fleming, Sigurd Kohler, Johann Rafelski, Ubirajara van Kolck

EXPERIMENTAL

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

Cold atom trapping, Bose-Einstein condensates, atom interferometry, quantum computation, attosecond spectroscopy.
Brian Anderson, Alexander Cronin, Poul Jessen, Arvinder Sandhu

Biophysics

Theory and experiment of cell motility, chemotaxis, pattern formation by swimming cells, membrane proteins and membrane biophysics, solid-state NMR, nucleic acid structure, single-molecule biophysics, optical tweezers, molecular dynamics simulations.
Michael Brown, John Kessler, Koen Visscher, Charles Wolgemuth

Condensed Matter Physics

Self-assembly at solid/liquid interfaces, fullerenes, graphene, scanning tunneling microscopy, magnetic nanostructures, ultrafast optical spectroscopy.
Donald Huffman, Brian LeRoy, Srinivas Manne, Arvinder Sandhu, Weigang Wang

High Energy Physics

Accelerator-based experiments at Fermilab and CERN, including: direct CP violation in kaon decay, search for Higgs, top quark physics, jets, search for extra dimensions, electroweak physics.
Elliott Cheu, Ken Johns, John Rutherfoord, Erich Varnes

Other

Radiocarbon dating, cosmic ray effects in terrestrial materials, climate change, geophysical studies.
Warren Beck, Timothy Jull

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