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The Physics Faculty are engaged in research in several fields, with regular publications in international journals and presentations in international conferences, and supported by external funding agencies like the National Science Foundation. Students are strongly involved with faculty research, and several students have been co-authors in peer-review publications and have presented at international conferences. Research interests in the department span across a diverse set of fields.


  • Astrophysics
  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
  • Nanoscale and Mesoscopic Physics
  • Optics
  • Planetary Science
  • Spectroscopy and Photometry
  • Statistical Physics
  • String Theory
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Brief summaries of the research interests of some of the faculty appear below with links to faculty websites containing additional details.

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