Physics Faculty Listing


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Professor Bradford Orr, Chair (7/1/09-6/30/14)

Professor Finn Larsen, Associate Chair for Graduate Program

Professor Robert Savit, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Professor Georg Raithel, Associate Chair for Computing, Research & Facilities

Academics and Requirements


Fred C. Adams, Theoretical astrophysics

Carl Akerlof, Experimental high-energy physics, Astrophysics

Ratindranath Akhoury, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Dante E. Amidei, Experimental high-energy physics, elementary particles

Paul Berman, Theoretical atomic physics

Myron K. Campbell, Experimental high-energy physics experiments

Timothy E. Chupp, Experimental atomic physics

Roy Clarke, Applied physics, Experimental physics, solid state and condensed matter physics

Charles R. Doering, Mathematical Physics

R. Paul Drake, High Energy Density, Plasma, and Experimental Astrophysics

Lunming Duan (Enrico Fermi Collegiate Professor of Physics), Theoretical atomic physics

August Evrard (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), Theoretical astrophysics

Lennard Fisk, Theoretical Solar and Heliospheric Physics

Stephen Forrest (Vice President for Research) (William Gould Dow Professor of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering), photonic materials, devices and systems

Katherine Freese (George E. Uhlenbeck Collegiate Professor of Physics), Theoretical astrophysics

David Gerdes (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), Experimental high-energy physics

David W. Gidley, Experimental atomic physics, fundamental low energy research, positrons and positronium

Sharon Glotzer (Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science) computational nanoscience and simulation of soft matter, self-assembly, and materials design

Rachel Goldman, Atomic-scale design of electronic materials 

Gordon L. Kane (Victor Weisskopf Distinguished University Professor of Physics), Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Jean P. Krisch (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), Theoretical physics, general relativity

Karl Michael Krushelnick, High power lasers, optics, plasmas

Çagliyan Kurdak, Experimental condensed matter physics

Alex Kuzmich, Experimental physics, Ultracold atoms, trapped ions, quantum networks, frequency metrology, tests of fundamental physics

Finn Larsen, Particle Theory

James T. Liu, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Wolfgang Lorenzon, Experimental high-energy physics

Timothy McKay (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor),Experimental astrophysics

Jens-Christian P. Meiners, Experimental biophysics

Roberto D. Merlin (Peter A. Franken Collegiate Professor of Physics), Experimental solid state physics, condensed matter physics

Homer A. Neal (Samuel A. Goudsmit Distinguished University Professor of Physics), Experimental high-energy physics

Mark Newman (Paul A.M. Dirac Collegiate Professor of Physics), Statistical physics theory

Bradford G. Orr (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), Experimental condensed matter physics, Applied physics

Jianming Qian, Experimental high-energy-physics

Georg Raithel, Experimental atomic, molecular, optical physics

Stephen C. Rand, Experimental applied physics

J. Keith Riles, Experimental high-energy physics

Leonard M. Sander, Theoretical physics, condensed matter and solid state physics

Robert S. Savit, Theoretical physics, condensed matter and statistical physics

John Schotland, Theoretical Optical Physics

Roseanne Sension, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Biophysics

Duncan G. Steel (Peter S. Fuss Professor of Engineering; Robert J. Hiller Professor of Engineering), Experimental physics, laser physics, atomic physics

Gregory Tarlé, Experimental astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics

Ctirad Uher (C. Wilbur Peters Collegiate Professor of Physics), Experimental solid state physics, condensed matter physics

James Wells, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Bing Zhou, Experiemental high-energy physics

Michal R. Zochowski, Biophysics

Associate Professors

Robert D. Deegan, Experimental nonlinear dynamics

Henriette Elvang, High Energy

Dragan Huterer, Astrophysics theory

David Lubensky (Norman M. Leff Assistant Professor of Physics), Theoretical and computational biophysics and statistical physics

Jennifer Ogilvie, Experimental biophysics

Leopoldo Pando Zayas, Particle Theory

Michele Papucci, High Energy Theory

Aaron Thomas Pierce, Theoretical Particle Physics

Kathryn Zurek, High Energy Theory

Assistant Professors

Christine A. Aidala, Experimental Nuclear and High-Energy Physics

Hui Deng, Experimental quantum optics; quantum information processing; many-body physics; semiconductor physics

Emanuel Gull, Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics

Aaron Leanhardt, Experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics

Lu Li, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Xiaoming Mao, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Jeffrey John McMahon, High Energy

Thomas Schwarz, Experimental High-Energy Physics

Vanessa Sih, Experimental condensed matter physics

Kai Sun, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Sarah Veatch, Biophysics

Kevin Wood, Theoretical and Computational Biophysics; Statistical Physics and Complex Systems; Experimental Microbial Ecology; Cancer Biology and Multi-Drug Resistance

Junjie Zhu, Experimental High Energy 

Research Scientists

H. Richard Gustafson, Experimental high-energy physics, astrophysics

Daniel S. Levin, Experimental astrophysics

Shawn McKee, High-energy astrophysics

Franco M. Nori, Theoretical condensed matter

Monica Tecchio, Experimental high-energy

Associate Research Scientists

Ralph Conti, Experimental atomic physics: positronic physics

Kevin Coulter, Experimental atomic physics

Michael Schubnell, Experimental Astrophysics

Assistant Research Scientists

Jie Pie, Experimental Biophysics

Elena Raisa, Theoretical Astrophysics

Adjunct Faculty

Alexander Chao, Accelerator physics

Ernest Courant, Experimental high-energy Physics

Yaroslav Derbenev, Experimental high-energy Physics

Edward N. Glass, Theoretical physics

James Kolata, Nuclear Physics

Dennis Sivers, Experimental high-energy Physics

Victor K. Wong, Theoretical condensed matter physics

Professors Emeriti

James W. Allen (Joachin M. Luttinger Collegiate Professor of Physics), Experimental condensed matter physics

Daniel Axelrod, Experimental Biophysics, physics of membranes

Frederick D. Becchetti, Jr., Experimental nuclear physics, heavy ion physics

C. Tristram Coffin, Experimental biophysics

J. Wehrley Chapman, Experimental high-energy physics, electron-positron colliding beam

Martin B. Einhorn, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

George W. Ford, Theoretical physics, quantum statistical mechanics

Walter S. Gray, Experimental nuclear physics, heavy ion physics

Karl T. Hecht, Theoretical nuclear physics, nuclear structure

Dennis J. Hegyi, Experimental astrophysics

Joachim W. Janecke, Experimental nuclear physics, heavy ion physics, phenomenological nuclear models

Lawrence W. Jones, Experimental high-energy physics, elementary particles, prompt neutrino production and pp collider experiments, cosmic ray physics

Samuel Krimm, Experimental biophysics, physics of polymers

Alan D. Krisch, Experimental high-energy physics, polarization effects in proton-proton scattering

Robert Lewis,

Michael J. Longo, Experimental high-energy physics, prompt neutrino production and pp collider experiments

Byron P. Roe, Experimental high-energy physics, prompt neutrino production and pp collider experiments

Marc H. Ross, Environmental physics, energy utilization and conservation

T. Michael Sanders, Experimental physics, low temperature, solid state

Richard H. Sands, Experimental biophysics, nuclear magnetic resonance in biological systems

Daniel Sinclair

Yukio Tomozawa, Theoretical high-energy physics, elementary particles

John C. van der Velde, Experimental high-energy physics, proton lifetime experiments

Martinus J.G. Veltman (1999 Nobel Prize Winner), Theoretical physics, elementary particles

John F. Ward, Experimental physics, quantum electronics

Gabriel Weinreich, Experimental physics, atomic physics, musical acoustics

David N. Williams, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Alfred C.T. Wu, Theoretical physics, mathematical physics

York Peng (Ed) Yao, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Jens C. Zorn, Experimental physics, atomic physics

Research Scientist Emeritius

Richard S. Raymond, Experimental high-energy


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