University of Minnesota, Duluth

Department of Physics and Astronomy

371 Marshall W. Alworth Hall
1023 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812-3009

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Research Specialties and Staff

University of Minnesota, Duluth

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(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Astrophysics Experimental Final-degree
Condensed Matter Physics Experimental Final-degree
Cosmology & String Theory Theoretical Final-degree
Electrical Engineering Both Final-degree
High Energy Physics Both Final-degree
Marine Science/Oceanography Both Final-degree

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Cosmology & String Theory

Cosmology; quantum cosmology, general relativity; string theory; cosmic strings; cosmic inflation.
Vitaly Vanchurin, Eric West

Marine Science/Oceanography

Dynamics of large- and meso-scale circulation; numerical modeling of coastal shelves, estuaries, and large lakes; coupling between sediment and water column; sediment early diagenesis.
Jay Austin, Serguei Katsev, Samuel Kelly

Particles and Fields

Elementary particles; quark model calculations; non-perturbative quantum field theory.
Sophia Chabysheva, John Hiller

Quantum Foundations

Non-linear quantum dynamics
Thomas Jordan

Relativity & Gravitation

black holes, gravitational waves, celestial mechanics
Eric West



Neutrino astrophysics; stellar development. Structure and dynamics of disk galaxies, star formation in galaxies, dark matter in galaxies, the nature of dark matter, observational cosmology.
Alec Habig, Marc Seigar

Condensed Matter Physics

Scanning probe microscopy; surface states and excitons in alkali halides; resonance Raman spectroscopy; opto-electronic materials; device physics.
Jonathan Maps

High Energy Physics

High-energy neutrino oscillations and neutrino cross-sections.
Richard Gran, Alec Habig

Marine Science/Oceanography

Observations of the circulation dynamics of large lakes, estuaries, and coastal shelves.
Jay Austin, Serguei Katsev, Samuel Kelly

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