University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Physics

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SES, MC 273
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-3400
(312) 996-9016 (fax)

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University of Illinois at Chicago

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Both Both
Biophysics Both Both
Computational Physics Theoretical Both
Condensed Matter Physics Both Both
Energy Sources & Environment Both Both
High Energy Physics Both Both
Materials Science, Metallurgy Both Both
Nuclear Physics Both Both
Particles and Fields Theoretical Both
Theoretical Physics Theoretical Both

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Biophysics

Dynamics of nucleic acids, RNA folding, protein-DNA interactions, membrane protein-lipid interactions, structural and dynamics studies in model membranes.
Anjum Ansari, Fatemeh Khalili-Araghi, Mark Schlossman

Computational Physics

Multifaceted activities in computational physics which incorporates: high power density plasmas; particle physics; heavy-ion nuclear physics; protein structure and dynamics; materials for energy; ab initio pseudopotential total energy calculations; molecular dynamics simulations.
Henrik Aratyn, Christoph Grein, Fatemeh Khalili-Araghi, Serdar Ogut, Hyowon Park

Condensed Matter Physics

Metals, semiconductors, and insulators; Density functional electronic structure calculations; cooperative and critical phenomena and phase transitions; Density functional electronic structure calculations; magnetism in disordered systems; structural instabilities; high-Tc superconductivity; surfaces and thin films; ion implantation; thermodynamic and transport properties; optical properties from Raman scattering, ellipsometry, electroreflectance, and photocapacitance; growth by molecular beam epitaxy of II-VI semiconducting epilayers and microstructures such as superlattices and tunneling structures; electronic properties of two-dimensional systems (Shubnikov-Dehaas; Quantum Hall Effect); processing and physics of electronic devices.
Christoph Grein, Dirk Morr, Serdar Ogut, Hyowon Park, Mark Schlossman

High Energy Physics

Standard model phenomenology, strong and electroweak interactions, Higgs boson and new particle searches, top-quark physics, strings and integrable models, strong and electroweak gauge interactions, CP violation, algebraic and topological aspects of quantum field theory, the foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum information theory, exotic statistics.
Henrik Aratyn, Tom Imbo, Wai-Yee Keung

Nuclear Physics

Theory of strong interactions (Quantum Chromodynamics) and its applications, such as the physics of neutron stars, heavy-ion collisions, and the quark-gluon plasma. Theory of the tri-critical point in the nuclear phase diagram.
Mikhail Stephanov, Ho-Ung Yee

EXPERIMENTAL

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

X-ray microimaging and advanced forms of X-ray generation, ultrafast laser spectroscopy.
Charles Rhodes, W. Schroeder

Biophysics

The primary techniques of X-ray and Neutron Surface Scattering, Laser Temperature-Jump, Single-Molecule FRET, and Fluctuation Correlation Spectroscopy are used to study the following: the dynamics of Nucleic Acids; RNA Folding Protein-DNA Interactions; Membrane Protein-Lipid Interactions; Structure and Dynamics of Lipid-Lipid and Lipid-Cholesterol Interactions in Membranes; Structure and electrostatic interactions at liquid surfaces and interfaces.
Anjum Ansari, Ursula Perez-Salas, Mark Schlossman

Condensed Matter Physics

Metals, semiconductors, and insulators; Density functional electronic structure calculations; cooperative and critical phenomena and phase transitions; Density functional electronic structure calculations; magnetism in disordered systems; structural instabilities; high-Tc superconductivity; surfaces and thin films; ion implantation; thermodynamic and transport properties; optical properties from Raman scattering, ellipsometry, electroreflectance, and photocapacitance; growth by molecular beam epitaxy of II-VI semiconducting epilayers and microstructures such as superlattices and tunneling structures; electronic properties of two-dimensional systems (Shubnikov-Dehaas; Quantum Hall Effect); processing and physics of electronic devices; Ultrafast laser spectroscopy; Materials for energy; Structure and electrostatic interactions at liquid surfaces and interfaces.
Juan Campuzano, George Crabtree, Christoph Grein, Robert Klie, Hyowon Park, W. Schroeder, Sivalingham Sivananthan

High Energy Physics

Collider physics at the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN and analysis of data from the D0 Experiment at Fermilab, precision measurements of strong and electroweak interactions, Higgs boson and new particle searches, top-quark physics, searches for new fundamental symmetries in nature and extra dimensions of space, trigger systems development, silicon microstrip tracking detectors; trigger systems and silicon tracker development for CMS detector at CERN LHC.
Mark Adams, Richard Cavanaugh, Cecilia Gerber, Corrinne Mills, Nikos Varelas

Nuclear Physics

Relativistic heavy ion collision physics, dense nuclear matter, and studies of the quark gluon plasma as measured by the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (at Brookhaven National Laboratory) and the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (at CERN, in Geneva Switzerland).
Olga Evdokimov, David Hofman, Zhenyu Ye

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