Colorado School of Mines

Department of Physics

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1232 West Campus Road
Pines
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 384-2578
(303) 273-3919 (fax)

http://physics.mines.edu

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Research Specialties and Staff

Colorado School of Mines

Specialties for Degree Program

Research specialty Degree type
PhD
(Theoretical/Experimental)
Master's
(Final degree/Enroute to PhD)
Applied Physics Both Both
Astroparticle Physics Experimental Both
Astrophysics Experimental Both
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Both Both
Biophysics Experimental Both
Computational Physics Theoretical Both
Condensed Matter Physics Both Both
Electromagnetics Both Both
Energy Sources & Environment Both Both
Materials Physics Both Both
Nanoscale Physics Both Both
Nuclear Engineering Experimental Both
Nuclear Physics Experimental Both
Quantum Foundations Theoretical Both
Solid State Physics Both Both
Surface Physics Both Both
Theoretical Physics Theoretical Both
Ultrafast Optics Experimental Both

Departmental Research and Staff

THEORETICAL

Condensed Matter Physics

Theoretical many body quantum and classical mechanics in application to ultracold quantum gases: quantum phase transitions; atomic and molecular superfluidity and superconductivity; atom lasers; nonlinear waves; fractals, solitons, and vortices; quantum information science; mathematical physics and inverse problems; novel semiconductor materials and structures; semiconductor alloys; phonon properties; surfaces and interfaces; nanostructures; plasmonic phenomena.
James Bernard, Lincoln Carr, Mark Coffey, P. Flammer, Mark Lusk, David Wood, Zhigang Wu

EXPERIMENTAL

Applied Optics

Laser physics and ultrafast optical phenomena, plasmonic electronic systems, nonlinear microscopy and micromachining, ultra-high-intensity lasers, ultrafast X-ray diffraction, frequency shifted feedback lasers, precision measurement, radio-frequency wave propagation in random media, ultrasonics, mesoscopic phenomena, quantum chaos, biophotonics, single-molecule microscopy.
Charles Durfee, Susanta Sarkar, John Scales, Jeff Squier, Matt Young

Condensed Matter Physics

Semiconductor science, electronic devices, optical properties of materials and interfaces, transport phenomena, soft condensed matter and liquid crystals, self-assembled monolayers, bioinorganic composites, quantum nanostructures, surface physics and catalysis, transport phenomena, nonlinear optical properties of surfaces, amorphous materials.
Reuben Collins, P. Flammer, Thomas Furtak, Jonathan Mace, Timothy Ohno, John Scales, P. Taylor, Eric Toberer, Don Williamson, Jeramy Zimmerman

Renewable Energy

Solar photovoltaics, third-generation photoconversion, nanostructures, thermoelectrics, artificial photosynthesis, organic photovoltaics, photoelectrochemistry, optical and electronic properties of crystalline and amorphous semiconductors, thin-film photovoltaic materials, photoexcitation and relaxation in nanostructures.
Reuben Collins, Thomas Furtak, Timothy Ohno, Eric Toberer, Don Williamson, Jeramy Zimmerman

Sub-Atomic Physics

Nuclear astrophysics, low-energy nuclear physics, astrophysics with radioactive beams, ultra-high-energy cosmic ray physics, astroparticle physics, low-energy nuclear reactions, fusion diagnostics, nuclear engineering.
Edward Cecil, Uwe Greife, Kyle Leach, Frederic Sarazin, Lawrence Wiencke

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