Undergraduate major and minor; joint B.S. and B.S.E. available through fulfilling all requirements for degrees in physics and engineering or computer science; M.S., and Ph.D.
Departmental emphases include experimental and theoretical surface physics and condensed matter physics; quantum gravity; quantum field theory; cosmology; and relativistic astrophysics.
Research specialties include: cosmology, especially gravitational wave astronomy, black-hole entropy, evaporation, and information loss, microscopic topological structures, and neutron stars. Nuclear and particle physics has focused on gluon exchange, quark interactions, and production of bosons. Theoretical physics research includes work on graph theory, fiber bundles, diffeomorphisms, quantum theory of measurement, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos theory. Surface physics research includes microscopy, holography and diffraction, spectroscopy, synchrotron radiation, and magnetic interactions. Experimental condensed matter physics focuses on low-temperature physics, superconductivity, heavy fermions, magnetism, ultrasonics, and neutron diffraction.
English; some material in other European languages.
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