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Research Areas

We have exciting research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Choose a topic below to learn more.

Condensed Matter Physics

We use both experimental and theoretical methods to study nanowires, nanosprings, nanoparticles, nanoporous materials, and nanocomposite materials. 

Biological Physics

We develop and use computational physics strategies to study biomolecular evolution, structure, and function.

Theoretical Nuclear Physics

We use analytical and computational approaches to study nuclear matter.

Astronomy & Planetary Science

We use computer modeling and observation to investigate the origin, evolution, and current state of our solar system and the universe.