Research Areas in the School of Physics:

  • Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Computational Physics
  • Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
  • Non-Linear Dynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Optical: Classical & Quantum
  • Physics Education
  • Sub-Atomic Physics

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  • Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) [5]

    The Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) is devoted to interdisciplinary research and education linking astrophysics, astroparticle physics, numerical relativity and gravitational wave physics.

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Recent Submissions

  • Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier 

    Preskill, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-15)
    The quantum laws governing atoms and other tiny objects seem to defy common sense, and information encoded in quantum systems has weird properties that baffle our feeble human minds. John Preskill will explain why he loves ...
  • Planet Nine From Outer Space 

    Batygin, Konstantin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-04-09)
    At the outskirts of the solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune, lies an expansive field of icy debris known as the Kuiper belt. The orbits of the individual asteroid-like bodies within the Kuiper belt trace out highly ...
  • How a Failed Astrophysics Major Became a Successful Science Writer 

    Lemonick, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-03-12)
    I knew from the time I was a very young child that I wanted to be an astronomer. The dream lasted until I got to college, where I learned to my dismay that I actually had no passion for doing what an astronomer does; what ...
  • The Science of Origami 

    Rocklin, David Zeb (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-02-25)
    What kinds of shapes can you make by folding a sheet of paper? How strong can you make them, or how flexible? Although we've been folding paper for centuries, we're still discovering fascinating new answers to these ...
  • Tracked data for Chionactis occipitalis through a post array 

    Schiebel, Perrin E.; Rieser, Jennifer M.; Hubbard, Alex M.; Chen, Lillian; Rocklin, D. Zeb; Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-25)
    Limbless animals like snakes inhabit most terrestrial environments, generating thrust to overcome drag on the elongate body via contacts with heterogeneities. The complex body postures of some snakes and the unknown physics ...
  • Geometry, topology and control of spin-1 quantum states 

    Hebbe Madhusudhana, Bharath (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-09-12)
    Non-Abelian and non-adiabatic variants of Berry's geometric phase have been pivotal in the recent advances in fault tolerant quantum computation gates, while Berry's phase itself is at the heart of the study of topological ...
  • A numerical study of cardiac arrhythmia and defibrillation validated by experiments 

    Ji, Yanyan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-27)
    Defibrillation is termination of arrhythmias by altering the transmembrane voltage through the delivery of electric shocks. Debates on the mechanisms behind defibrillations, however, have never ceased. More recent studies ...
  • The scattering of a few particles with short-range interactions at low energies 

    Zhu, Shangguo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-08)
    The low-energy scattering of three bosons or distinguishable particles with short-range interactions is characterized by a fundamental parameter, the three-body scattering hypervolume, which is responsible for the nonuniversal ...
  • Study and application of time-delayed feedback for semiconductor photon source 

    Chang, Chien-Yuan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-14)
    Time-delayed feedback introduces various dynamical behaviors when coupled with a solid-state photonic structure. The study of these behaviors is a crucial step towards development of novel applications involving measurement ...
  • Forecasting Turbulence 

    Schatz, Michael F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-26)
    Fluid turbulence is one of the greatest unsolved problems of classical physics (and the subject of a million dollar mathematical (Millenium) challenge). Centuries of research--including Leonardo da Vinci’s observations ...
  • Celebration of 2018 Physics Nobel Prize: Lighting the way with microscopic tractor beams and sculpted laser pulse 

    Curtis, Jennifer; Raman, Chandra; Trebino, Rick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-23)
    The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics recognizes two breakthrough inventions in laser physics. The first, optical tweezers, allows scientist and engineers to use lasers like the tractor beams of Star Trek to manipulate everything ...
  • Non-Euclidean Virtual Reality 

    Matsumoto, Elisabetta (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-15)
    The 2016 confirmation of Einstein's prediction of gravitational waves has put the spotlight back on the importance of curvature for the physics of the universe. While the ability of mass to curve our space has fueled the ...
  • Ultra-high Resolution Astronomical imaging using quantum properties of light 

    Kieda, David B. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-10-01)
    Ever since the first astronomical telescope observations made by Galileo (1610), optical astronomy has developed increasingly sophisticated methods for exploring the universe using only the classical (wave-description) ...
  • When Will We Find E.T. and What Happens If We Do? 

    Shostak, Seth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-09-24)
    Are we alone in the universe? The scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence is now well into its fifth decade, and we still haven’t discovered any cosmic company. Could all this mean that finding biology beyond ...
  • SETI: Any Closer to a Discovery? 

    Shostak, Seth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-09-24)
    Are we alone in the universe? The scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence is now well into its fifth decade, and we still haven’t discovered any cosmic company. Could all this mean that finding biology beyond ...
  • Generation and Stability of Charged Toroidal Droplets 

    Aizenman, Aaron
    In this project, we have determined the quantitative parameters governing the transition phases of charged toroidal droplets. An instability reminiscent of the Saffman-Taylor Instability (viscous fingers) has been observed ...
  • Model Selection in Gravitational Wave Astronomy 

    Napier, Katherine
    The several detections of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo detector are providing insights about the nature of gravity in our Universe [1]. As the number ...
  • Single-molecule biophysics of toehold-mediated strand displacement 

    Broadwater, Douglas William Bo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-07-23)
    This thesis focuses on three separate explorations into the nature of toehold-mediated strand displacement which is a reaction characterized by the swapping of one stably bound oligonucleotide for another. The first study ...
  • Physics communication and peer assessment in a reformed introductory mechanics classroom 

    Douglas, Scott S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-07-16)
    We designed and implemented a set of introductory mechanics laboratory exercises featuring real-world data-gathering, computational modeling, and video lab reports with peer assessment. Our goal in developing a peer ...
  • Variable range hopping conduction in the epitaxial graphene buffer layer on SiC(0001) 

    Turmaud, Jean-Philippe (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-06-18)
    The properties of epitaxial graphene grown by thermal decomposition of hexagonal silicon carbide (SiC) have been the focus of extensive research for several decades now. In this thesis I am interested in the electronic ...

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