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) [4]

    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

  • 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 ...

    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 ...
  • Advanced scanning probe lithography and its parallelization 

    Lu, Xi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-20)
    Nanofabrication is the process of making functional structures with arbitrary patterns having nanoscale dimensions. Nanofabrication has been widely implemented in industry for improving microelectronic devices and data ...
  • Investigations of the spreading and closure mechanisms of phagocytosis in J774a.1 macrophages 

    Kovari, Daniel T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-03)
    Phagocytosis is the process by which cells engulf foreign bodies. It is the hallmark behavior of white blood cells, being the process through which those cells ingest and degrade pathogens and debris. To date a large amount ...
  • Electronic, thermoelectric and vibrational properties of silicon nanowires and copper chalcogenides 

    Zhuo, Keenan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-03-31)
    Silicon nanowires (SiNWs) and the copper chalcogenides, namely copper sulfide (Cu2S) and selenide Cu2Se, have diverse applications in renewable energy technology. For example, SiNWs which have direct band gaps unlike bulk ...
  • A point contact spectroscopy study of topological superconductivity 

    Chen, Xunchi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-01)
    The study of topological superconductivity has been at the forefront of condensed matter physics for the past few years. Topological superconductors are predicted to have odd parity pairing and host so called Majorana ...
  • Tail use improves soft substrate performance in models of early vertebrate land locomotors 

    McInroe, Benjamin; Astley, Henry C.; Gong, Chaohui; Kawano, Sandy M.; Schiebel, Perrin E.; Rieser, Jennifer M.; Choset, Howie; Blob, Richard W.; Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-27)
    In the evolutionary transition from an aquatic to a terrestrial environment, ancient vertebrates (e.g. early tetrapods) faced the challenges of terrestrial locomotion on flowable substrates (e.g. sand and mud) of variable ...

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