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

Sub-communities within this community

  • Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) [4]

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

Collections in this community

Recent Submissions

  • Purls of Wisdom: The Geometry and Topology of Weavables, Wearables and Wallpaper 

    Matsumoto, Elisabetta (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-28)
    Curved space and bizarre mathematical worlds beyond Euclid’s axioms entered physics with Einstein’s general theory of relativity. But these geometries are all around us, hiding in plain sight, in the guise of familiar ...
  • The Physics of Genes and the Promise of Personalized Medicine 

    Aksimentiev, Alek (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-17)
    The twenty-first century is poised to see dramatic advances in medicine. The rapid after water and oxygen, is the most famous molecule of life known. This is not surprising, as the eye-catching double helix of DNA carries ...
  • Strange and subtle states of matter – the topological ideas behind the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics 

    Goldbart, Paul M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-14)
    The gases, liquids, and solids that humans have known and harnessed since prehistory are human-scale reflections of how atoms and molecules are organized at the atomic scale. This organization is driven by the forces exerted ...
  • Exploring the Inner Structure of Active Galactic Nuclei by Reverberation 

    Peterson, Bradley M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-10-31)
    The innermost structure of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) consists of an accretion disk surrounding a supermassive black hole and, on somewhat larger scales, rapidly moving diffuse gas. The ultraviolet through near IR ...
  • Thin film topological insulators: where do we stand and where are we headed? 

    Oh, Seongshik (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-10-17)
    About a decade ago, a little after graphene was discovered, a few theoretical physicists proposed that all solids can be grouped into different classes according to their band structure topologies: depending on which group ...
  • Atomically-resolved electronic structure of epitaxial graphene 

    First, Phillip N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-01)
  • High Energy Time Domain Astronomy with Swift and Beyond 

    Hartmann, Dieter H. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-10-03)
    The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) Explorer was launched in 2004 with two objectives: 1) To precisely localize GRBs and promptly relay their positions to other observatories; and, 2) To characterize the GRB afterglow phase ...
  • Ice Fishing for Neutrinos 

    Halzen, Francis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-09-12)
    The IceCube project at the South Pole has melted eighty-six holes over 1.5 miles deep in the Antarctic icecap for use as astronomical observatories. The project recently discovered a flux of neutrinos reaching us from the ...
  • Near-field Microwave Imaging of Electrostatically Modulated Quantum Materials 

    Lai, Keji (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-08-29)
    Field-effect transistors (FETs) are the backbone of modern semiconductor devices. The same concept of electrostatic modulation of carrier densities has also been very fruitful for the exploration of electronic properties ...
  • Investigating non-equilibrium phenomena in spinor antiferromagnetic Bose-Einstein condensates 

    Vinit, Anshuman (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-08-03)
    This thesis discusses non-equilibrium phenomena in antiferromagnetic spinor quantum gases. We investigate, both experimentally and theoretically, the quench dynamics of antiferromagnetic spinor Bose-Einstein condensates ...
  • Improved growth, ordering, and characterization of sidewall epitaxial graphene nanoribbons 

    Nevius, Meredith Swegan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-06-03)
    One material that has drawn much attention as a viable supplementary material to silicon is graphene, an atom-thick sheet of carbon in a hexagonal lattice. Graphene has many desirable qualities, including massless Dirac ...
  • A robophysics approach to bipedal walking in granular media 

    Kingsbury, Mark A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-19)
    Humanoid robots will need capabilities to traverse environments ranging from factory floors to disaster areas. However, most of today's devices fail when faced with more complex ground conditions such as loose sand. To ...
  • Infection networks, life-history traits, and dynamics in complex virus-microbe systems 

    Jover, Luis F (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-10)
    Bacteria and their viral parasites, i.e., phages, are found in natural environments from oceans, soils to the human gut. Phages are key players in ecosystems responsible for a significant portion of microbial mortality. ...
  • General Relativistic Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: a Multi-Scale Formulation of Fluid Flow in Numerical Relativity 

    Kinsey, Matthew Christopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-29)
    With the recent first detection of gravitational waves, numerical relativity provides us with the most promising tools of astronomical discovery, particularly for strong dynamical gravity phenomena where analytic solutions ...
  • Theoretical Aspects of Ultra-Cold Fermions in the Presence of Artificial Spin-Orbit Coupling 

    Kurkcuoglu, Doga Murat (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05-15)
    Main purpose of this thesis is to present a discussion of the effects of artificial spin-orbit coupling and Zeeman fields in fermionic ultra-cold atoms. Part of the work described here is inspired by the experimental ...
  • Quantum control for time-dependent noise 

    Kabytayev, Chingiz (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05-15)
    The main obstacles to implementing ideal quantum operations are unwanted interactions of quantum systems with the environment and noise in control fields. This problem can be tackled by methods of quantum control. Among ...
  • Ice-Cream 

    Birnbaum, Molly; Coupland, John; Souza, Daniel (2016-05-07)
    This year, the Squishy Physics Saturday will focus on the exciting science of “Ice-cream”. Almost everyone loves the silky smooth taste of chocolate melting on their tongue. You might be surprised that a great deal of ...
  • Bowen-type initial data for simulations of neutron stars in binary systems 

    Clark, Michael C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-12)
    A new method for generating initial data for simulations of neutron stars in binary systems. The construction of physically relevant initial data is crucial to accurate assessment of gravitational wave signals relative to ...
  • Modeling and control of locomotion in complex environments 

    Zhang, Tingnan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-04)
    In this dissertation, we developed predictive models for legged and limbless locomotion on dry, homogeneous granular media. The vertical plane Resistive Force Theory (RFT) for frictional granular fluids accurately predicted ...
  • Nanostructured graphene on Si-terminated SiC and its electronic properties 

    Li, Yuntao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-03-10)
    Graphene nanostructures directly grown on SiC are appealing for their potential application to nano-scale electronic devices. In particular, epitaxial sidewall graphene nanoribbons have been a promising candidate in ballistic ...

View more