Research Areas within the Department that are Currently Actively Recruiting Graduate Students Include the Following:

Nuclear Physics (Theoretical and Experimental)
Electroweak structure and reactions of atomic nuclei, equation of state of infinite nucleonic matter.
Study of nucleon behavior in rare isotopes with relevance for neutron-star physics.

Biophysics
Dynamics and computation in recurrent neural circuits, statistical physics of complex evolving systems

Astrophysics (Experimental and Theoretical)
High energy astrophysics, cosmology, dark matter, cosmic rays, strong and weak nuclear interactions, isotope mass spectrometry of extraterrestrial materials

Condensed Matter (Experimental)
Novel non-crystalline phases of metals, such as metallic glasses and related phases

Condensed Matter (Theory)
First-principles simulations of novel electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of emerging nanostructures, including nanowires, graphene, and two-dimensional semiconductors and topological materials.

Quantum Information (Experimental)
Superconducting circuits, open quantum systems, quantum thermodynamics, quantum sensing, microwave quantum optics