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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  • Exploring Quantum Electronic Transport in Flatland 

    Jarillo-Herrero, Pablo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-10)
    Over the past decade, the physics of low dimensional electronic systems has been revolutionized by the discovery of materials with very unusual electronic properties where the behavior of the electrons is governed by the ...
  • 10 Years of Southern Stargazing: How Star Trek Changed Everything 

    Burns, Glenn (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-06)
    This public lecture by Glenn Burns, chief meteorologist of WSB-TV, is one of three events to celebrate 10 Years of Southern Stargazing at the Georgia Tech Observatory. The destination for the 1960s Apollo missions was ...
  • Course Reform MIT Style: Student Evaluations vs. Scientific Evidence 

    Pritchard, David E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-03)
    The evaluation of most course reforms typically rests heavily on teacher and student evaluations; I’ll argue that this is unwise. In contrast, I’ll discuss course reform MIT style: select objectives, adopt metrics, experiment, ...
  • Quantum FM Radio for Quantum Computing 

    Schuster, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-27)
    Individual superconducting qubits have seen impressive improvements in nearly all aspects over the past decade and now sit at the threshold of being able to perform quantum error correction. Scaling to larger numbers of ...
  • Gelation, Sous-Vide, and Caramelization - 6th Annual Squishy Physics Lecture 

    Ma, Tim; Sörensen, Pia (2017-03-04)
    The 6th Squishy Physics Saturday will discuss Gelation, Sous-Vide, and Caramelization. Lectures and demonstrations will be carried out by Helluva Engineer and Chef Tim Ma, and by Pia Sörensen, Preceptor of Food Science ...
  • Reviving Creativity in Our Introductory Physics Labs 

    Selen, Mats (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-01-30)
    Approaching a question without fear, coming up with an idea, designing a test to see if the idea might be right, revising the idea (or the question), and trying again when your results take you someplace unexpected. These ...
  • The Square Kilometre Array: Big Telescope, Big Science, Big Data 

    Taylor, Russ (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-01-23)
    The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a next generation global radio telescope currently undergoing final design by a collaboration of institutions in 11 countries. The SKA will be one of the largest scientific projects ever ...
  • Understanding sustained spiral chaos using non-chaotic solutions of a simple model of atrial excitation 

    Marcotte, Christopher D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11-07)
    Coherent relaxation and contraction of the heart muscle is essential for efficiently pumping blood through the circulatory system. This coordinated behavior can be disrupted by the dynamics of the electrical waves controlling ...
  • Properties and Applications In Chemical Sensing: Modification of Porous Silicon Interfaces 

    Baker, Caitlin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-14)
    This thesis will discuss the design of PSi chemical sensors, the enhancement of the sensitivity and selectivity through metal oxide nanostructure depositions, and probe the applications of this technology as a tool to ...
  • Effects of the spin-orbit interaction on electron tunneling in single ferromagnetic nanoparticles 

    Gartland, Patrick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-09)
    Recent technological innovations such as giant magnetoresistance and spin-transfer torque, along with a desire for researching the emergence of magnetism from a fundamental level, has led to much interest in understanding ...
  • 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 ...

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