The experimental, theoretical, and computational research efforts in Delaware span an enormous range of energy scales - from low energy (~ 1 eV) of atomic, molecular, and condensed matter systems to ultra high energy (~ 1020 eV) cosmic rays.
Faculty by Research Area:
Experiment and Observation:
- Atomic and Optical Physics: DeCamp, Lorenz, Walker.
- Condensed Matter Physics: Glyde, Hadjipanayis, Ji, Mulders, Nowak, Shah, Unruh, Xiao.
- Astronomy: Gizis, Holder, Provencal, Shipman, Williams.
- Space Physics: Bieber, Clem, Evenson.
- Plasma Physics: Matthaeus.
- High Energy Physics: Evenson, Gaisser, Seckel, Clem, Holder.
Theory and Computation:
- Atomic and Optical Physics: Morgan, Safronova, Szalewicz.
- Condensed Matter Physics: Chui, Glyde, Nikolic.
- Astronomy: MacDonald, Mullan, Owocki.
- Space Physics: Bieber, Matthaeus, Shay.
- Plasma Physics: Matthaeus, Shay.
- High Energy Physics: Barr, Gaisser, Leung, Shafi, Stanev.
- Nuclear Physics: Pittel.
Multidisciplinary and Applied:
- Nanoscale Physics: Chui, Hadjipanayis, Ji, Nowak, Nikolic, Shah, Unruh, Xiao.
- Molecular Physics: DeCamp, Lorenz, Lyman, Szalewicz.
Special Equipment and Facilities:
- Condensed matter and nanoscale physics laboratories have in house scanning and transmission microscopes, a variety of magnetometers, X-ray diffractometers, differential scanning calorimeters, thin-film deposition systems and cryogenic facilities, and make use of accelerator based facilities for X-ray and neutron scattering.
- Atomic, molecular, and optical physics laboratories include femtosecond and high-power pulsed lasers for non-linear optical studies and high resolution multiphoton spectroscopy.
- Astroparticle physics programs include high-altitude balloon flights and high energy cosmic ray and neutrino experiments in Antarctica (IceCube and Anita), as well as high energy gamma-ray observations with the VERITAS telescopes in Arizona.
- Space physics programs maintain a world-wide network of neutron monitors and are involved with MMS, the Magnetosphere MultiScale mission and multi spacecraft missions such as Cluster-2, to study the magnetosphere and the solar wind.
- Astronomy participates in several NASA missions: ACE, The Spitzer infrared telecope, the Chandra X-ray satellite and the Hubble Space Telescope. UD is also part of the SMARTS consortium which allows use of a group telescope in Chile.
- Computational physics research and education operates several supercomputing clusters.