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|Biophysics & Biological Physics||
The biological physics group studies biological systems from the molecular to the cell level. With improved experimental data, biology is becoming much more quantitative. At ASU, we are researching the underlying principles involved in the machinery of living things and searching for unifying themes both within and between organisms in an interdisciplinary environment. Biological physics at ASU is a leader in this area and welcomes enquiries from prospective physics graduate students who would like to join one of our exciting research areas.
|Cosmology, Particle and Astrophysics||
Particle physics and astrophysics research at ASU specializes in several areas. Major focus is upon particles whose constituents interact so strongly that their interactions cannot be handled using perturbative techniques, and is upon key experiments designed to test nature’s fundamental symmetries. For example, the structure of hadrons (particles composed of quarks and gluons, which interact by means of the quantum field theory called quantum chromodynamics [QCD]), is one of our areas of theoretical and experimental specialty.
|Nanoscience and Materials Physics||
At the nanometer length scale, materials and structures behave differently, offering exciting new opportunities for scientific discoveries as well as technological advances. Our faculty are working to define the cutting edge in many aspects of nanoscale physics. ASU is well known for its John M. Cowley Center for High Resolution Electron Microscopy, where researchers use and develop new techniques for probing structural, magnetic, electronic and optical properties at the nanoscale.
|Physics and Society||
Physics interacts with society in many important ways. Within the university, the physics department teaches many undergraduate classes needed for future engineers and for many other professions. The general studies program involves most of our faculty and our graduate students who serve as teaching assistants. We offer professional degrees through the Master of Natural Science (M.N.S.) and Professional Science Master (P.S.M.) programs.