Upload new images. The image library for this site will open in a new window.
Upload new documents. The document library for this site will open in a new window.
Show web part zones on the page. Web parts can be added to display dynamic content such as calendars or photo galleries.
Choose between different arrangements of page sections. Page layouts can be changed even after content has been added.
Open the Navigation Management window, which can be used to view the full current branch of the menu tree, and edit it.
Move this whole section down, swapping places with the section below it.
Check for and fix problems in the body text. Text pasted in from other sources may contain malformed HTML which the code cleaner will remove.
Accordion feature turned off, click to turn on.
Accordion featurd turned on, click to turn off.
Change the way the image is cropped for this page layout.
Cycle through size options for this image or video.
Align the media panel to the right/left in this section.
Open the image pane in this body section. Click in the image pane to select an image from the image library.
Open the video pane in this body section. Click in the video pane to embed a video. Click ? for step-by-step instructions.
Remove the image from the media panel. This does not delete the image from the library.
Remove the video from the media panel.
A graduate physics education should stimulate intellectual excitement and instill the knowledge, skills, confidence, independence, and versatility needed for a successful career in either the sciences and other quantitative or technical fields. Essential to this goal is a talented, enthusiastic, and imaginative faculty committed to the professional development of graduate students. Graduate Program faculty and students are involved in a variety of experimental, theoretical, and computational research activities. In-house experimental research laboratories are well equipped for studies of condensed and molecular matter. Off-campus research activities involve high altitude balloon flights, a worldwide network of neutron monitors, and cosmic ray and solar observatories in Antarctica. Faculty and students also conduct research at national laboratories, both in the U.S. and abroad, and make use of a variety of ground- and space-based astronomical observatories.
Beginning graduate students have ample opportunity to learn about faculty research in much greater detail through a faculty research seminar PHYS600 given during the Fall semesters of their first year. In addition, informal discussions with more senior graduate students are useful in determining both an area and an adviser for research.
Move this whole section up, swapping places with the section above it.
Essential to the vitality of the Departmental research effort is an extensive Seminar and Colloquium program in which visitors from other universities and laboratories, foreign and domestic, discuss frontiers of research.
Nearly all graduate students in the program are at some point or another supported as Teaching Assistants. Valuable information about being a Teaching Assistant can be found at the Center for Teaching Effectiveness. This handbook also provides a convenient summary of University policies that apply to the appointment of graduate teaching assistants.
Graduate students after their fifth semester in the program are supported by a research group as Research Assistants. In addition to standard research groups run by individual faculty, the Department also hosts five Research Centers (Bartol Research Institute, Center for Spintronics and Biodetection, Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center, Center for Advanced Magnetics, and Center for Space Radiation Effects) which allow qualified students to become Research Assistants during their first year in Delaware.