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Condensed Matter Physics

Research in condensed matter physics explores the behavior of matter all the way from nanomechanical resonators and superconducting quantum devices to the shapes of cells. It encompasses hard and soft materials, pure theory, computation and experiment. Undergraduates have been involved, for example, in fundamental experiments on quantum computing and in simulations of microscopic patterns formed by particles on the surface of a spherical droplet.

Experimental Faculty

Matthew LaHaye

Matthew  LaHaye 
Associate Professor of
Physics

Joseph Paulsen

Joseph  Paulsen 
Assistant Professor of
Physics

Britton Plourde

Britton  Plourde 
Professor of
Physics

Eric A. Schiff

Eric A.  Schiff 
Professor of
Physics

Theoretical Physics

Mark Bowick

Mark  Bowick 
Joel Dorman Steele Professor of
Physics

M. Lisa Manning

M. Lisa  Manning 
Associate Professor of
Physics

M. Cristina Marchetti

M. Cristina  Marchetti 
William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of
Physics

Alan Middleton

Alan  Middleton 
Professor of Physics and Department Chair

Jennifer Schwarz

Jennifer  Schwarz 
Associate Professor of
Physics