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) [3]

    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

  • 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 ...
  • Statistical mechanics of the phase transition to turbulence: zonal flows, ecological collapse and extreme value statistics 

    Goldenfeld, Nigel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-21)
    How do fluids become turbulent as their flow velocity is increased? In recent years, careful experiments in pipes and Taylor-Couette systems have revealed that the lifetime of transient turbulent regions in a fluid appears ...
  • The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time 

    Carroll, Sean M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-11)
    One of the most obvious facts about the universe is that the past is different from the future. We can remember yesterday, but not tomorrow; we can turn an egg into an omelet, but can't turn an omelet into an egg. That's ...
  • Chaotic Music and Fractal Art: A Glimpse into the Neurophysiology of Aesthetics 

    Glass, Leon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-01-27)
    The enjoyment of music and art are uniquely human experiences. Yet we still do not understand the attributes that lead us to appreciate some artistic works and not others. In this talk I will address how concepts in ...
  • Exact coherent structures in spatiotemporal chaos: From qualitative description to quantitative predictions 

    Budanur, Nazmi Burak (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-16)
    The term spatiotemporal chaos refers to physical phenomena that exhibit irregular oscillations in both space and time. Examples of such phenomena range from cardiac dynamics to fluid turbulence, where the motion is described ...
  • Physics of sensing for graphene solution gated field effect transistors 

    Bedoya, Mauricio David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-16)
    Graphene is a promising material for chemical sensing applications and many studies have focused on incorporating graphene into \sgfet s sensors. The purpose of this work is to get a deeper understanding of the physics ...
  • Kibble-Zurek mechanism in a spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate 

    Anquez, Martin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-16)
    The Kibble-Zurek mechanism (KZM) primarily characterizes scaling in the formation of topological defects when a system crosses a continuous phase transition. The KZM was first used to study the evolution of the early ...
  • An investigation of surface shape effects on near-field radiative transfer 

    Prussing, Keith F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05-19)
    It has been shown that the energy exchange between two objects can be greatly enhanced when the separation between the objects is on the order of the wavelength of thermal emission. The earliest theoretical and computational ...
  • Pre-growth structures for high quality epitaxial graphene nanoelectronics grown on silicon carbide 

    Palmer, James Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-11-11)
    For graphene to be a viable platform for nanoscale devices, high quality growth and structures are necessary. This means structuring the SiC surface to prevent graphene from having to be patterned using standard microelectronic ...
  • Infrared magneto-spectroscopy of graphite and graphene nanoribbons 

    Yu, Wenlong (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-11-12)
    The graphitic systems have attracted intensive attention recently due to the discovery of graphene, a single layer of graphite. The low-energy band structure of graphene exhibits an unusual linear dispersion relation which ...
  • The Coffee-Ring Effect and the Physics of Breakfast 

    Yunker, Peter (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-30)
    As anyone who has ever spilled coffee knows, liquids that contain suspended particles tend to leave ring-shaped stains when they dry. This ubiquitous phenomenon has been observed for thousands of years, but the physics ...
  • Synchronization in Populations of Chemical Oscillators: Quorum Sensing, Phase Clusters and Chimeras 

    Showalter, Kenneth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-30)
    We have studied large, heterogeneous populations of discrete chemical oscillators (~100,000) to characterize two different types of density-dependent transitions to synchronized behavior, a gradual Kuramoto synchronization ...

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