Conventional liquid crystal displays were invented at the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State. Our graduate program is a small one, with fewer than ten students entering each fall, and our alumni are in high demand—both in industry and in academia
The Department of Physics has a vibrant community of graduate students and 32 full-time faculty working in cutting-edge research fields in areas of Astrophysics, Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Geophysics and Nuclear and Particle Physics.
George Mason University is the largest public research university in Northern Virginia and is located right outside of Washington DC. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has strong collaborations with national research institutions in the region.