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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  • Effect of shape and particle coordination on collective dynamics of granular matter 

    Savoie, William Carey (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-03-28)
    Particle shape and coordination in granular materials (GM) can impact the material properties of an aggregate. GM are generally described as collections of particles which are macroscopic, discrete, a-thermal, and dissipative. ...

    Jeong, Jiyoun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-03-21)
    Structure and dynamics of DNA impact how the genetic code is processed and maintained. Thus, understanding the physical properties of DNA is of fundamental importance to biology. The physical properties of DNA have been ...
  • Classical Mechanisms of Recollision and High Harmonic Generation 

    Berman, Simon Abraham (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-14)
    Thirty years after the demonstration of the production of high laser harmonics through nonlinear laser-gas interaction, high harmonic generation (HHG) is being used to probe molecular dynamics in real time and is realizing ...

    Deniz, Dogukan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04-05)
    Epitaxial graphene nanoribbons have recently demonstrated exceptional one dimensional ballistic transport where charge carriers can travel without scattering up to 16 m at room temperature (STM probes in UHV). These transport ...
  • Synthetic Observations Using a Robust End-to-End Radiative Transfer Modeling Pipeline 

    Barrow, Kirk Stuart SImeon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04-10)
    he Epoch or Reionization (EoR; 15 > z > 6) is currently the farthest into the Universe the current generation of infrared space telescopes can observe. Though cosmological simulations are often run to low redshift by making ...
  • Toward inertial-navigation-on-chip: The physics and performance scaling of multi degree-of-freedom resonant MEMS gyroscopes 

    Wen, Haoran (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-01-22)
    Gyroscopes based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are micro-scale inertial sensors that measure the rotation of an object without relying on external references. Due to their small size and low cost, integrated ...
  • Exact Coherent Structures and Dynamical connections in a Quasi 2D Kolmogorov like flow 

    Pallantla, Ravi Kumar (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-01-03)
    Turbulence in fluid flows is ubiquitous. Scientists and engineers have been trying to understand it for centuries, yet it remains a rather mysterious phenomenon. This thesis explores a modern approach for describing ...
  • 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) ...

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