Research on the synthesis and characterization of chemical vapor deposited CVD and physical vapor deposited PVD silicon-based dielectric films is ongoing. Terahertz Imaging and Spectrosocpy Terahertz imaging and spectroscopy can be used to detect concealed weapons and explosives. Other areas of applications include the study of ultrafast carrier dynamics in nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, characterization of conformational changes in biomolecules, and detection of hazardous gases.
Biomedical Physics What is Biomedical Physics? An applied branch of physics concerned with the application of the concepts and methods of physics to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of human disease.
It is allied with medical electronics, bioengineering, and health physics. Other areas of study include electroencephalography, electrocardiography, thermography, hyperthermia, optical imaging, and RF and laser surgery.
The goal of high energy physics is to understand the most fundamental constituents of matter and their interactions, and the origin, nature, and fate of the universe.
Using powerful accelerators and particle detectors, we can study what comes from the small Big-Bangs to answer the deepest questions about the nature of space and time, the origin, nature, and fate of the universe.
Astronomy is the oldest of the sciences. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but is somewhat beauty and poetry. Condensed Matter Physics is the study of the properties and mechanisms in crystalline and amorphous solids and liquids, including liquid crystals, glasses, polymer, gels, and even live cells.
Its sub-branches range from materials science, instrumentation development, optics laser, X-ray physics, photonics, etc.
Condensed Matter Physics is the largest field in Physics and highly interdisciplinary with Chemistry, Engineering, and the life sciences. Most of the development in modern technology is related to Condensed Matter Physics.
Physics Education What is Physics Education? Theoretical Physics What is Theoretical Physics?Another way to survey our active areas of research is to consult an alphabetical list of the physics topics and research techniques that we study.
Additional information on our research activities can also be gleaned from our slide show on graduate student research and our nascent virtual tours page. The Physics Department strives to be at the forefront of many areas where new physics can be found. Consequently, we work on problems where extreme conditions may reveal new behavior.
We study the largest things in the universe: clusters of galaxies or even the entire universe itself. Physics is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force.
One of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, the main goal of physics is to understand how the universe behaves. The report ranks research areas with a special sauce formula that first divides the entirety of scientific research into 8, categories that form the “Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators” database.
In physics we try to reveal the secrets of nature, from the microcosm of elementary particles to the macrocosm of astrophysics. Between these two extremes there is a wealth of subjects, ranging from biophysics at cellular level and medical research to the development of new understanding in fields such as nanotechnology and climate.
Areas of Research. For over 50 years, we have played a central role in the growth of molecular life sciences and the revolution in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, genomics, and computational biology.