Faculty

Professors of Physics



Stephon Alexander
Professor of Physics 


Professor Alexander is a theoretical physicist specializing in the interface between cosmology, particle physics, and quantum gravity (String Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity).

+1 401 863 6803  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 551
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David Cutts

Professor of Physics 

 
Professor Cutts is an experimental physicist specializing in elementary particle physics. His research develops high energy techniques including computer-related systems for particle physics.

+1 401 863 2422  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 522
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Ian Dell'Antonio

Professor of Physics
 

Professor Dell'Antonio's research centers on observational cosmology, the experimental measurement of the fundamental properties of the universe.

+1 401 863 1154  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 528
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Jiji Fan

Assistant Professor of Physics 

 

Professor Fan works on particle theories, particularly beyond Standard Model theories such as Higgs phenomenology, supersymmetry, dark matter models and signatures.

+1 401 863 2623  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 529
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Dmitri Feldman

Associate Professor of Physics
 

Professor Feldman is a theoretical condensed matter physicist, with emphasis on strongly correlated electronic low-dimensional systems, topological solids, and quenched disorder in hard and soft condensed matter.

+1 401 863 3056  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 329 
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Richard Gaitskell

Hazard Professor of Physics 

Professor Gaitskell leads a research team hunting for direct evidence of particle dark matter. His group is working on an experiment, LUX, that has the world's most sensitive dark matter detector located in the underground laboratories in the Sanford Lab, South Dakota. 

+1 401 863 9783  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 516
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Ulrich Heintz

Professor of Physics
 

Professor Heintz is an experimental physicist studying the fundamental building blocks of matter. His interest is in testing the validity of the standard model of elementary particle physics at very high energies.

+1 401 863 6817  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 510 
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Antal Jevicki

Professor of Physics 


Professor Jevicki's research is in quantum field theory focusing on string theory, quantum gravity, black holes, non-perturbative and collective phenomena.

+1 401 863 2624  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 533
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J. Michael Kosterlitz 

Nobel Laureate
Harrison E Farnsworth Professor of Physics
 

Professor Kosterlitz is a theoretical condensed matter physicist. He studies topological transitions and topological phases of matter, random systems, electron localization, spin glasses, mechanisms of melting and freezing. He was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.

+1 401 863 3193  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 331 
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Savvas Koushiappas
Associate Professor of Physics 
 

Professor Koushiappas' theoretical work is in the interface between cosmology and particle physics. His work is predominantly in the area of dark matter physics and the search for the nature of the dark matter particle from an experimentally-motivated theoretical perspective.

 
  +1 401 863 6816  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 508
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Greg Landsberg

Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Physics

 

Professor Landsberg's experimental research is in broad areas of beyond the standard model and Higgs physics, including exotic Higgs boson decays, searches for dark matter, supersymmetry, exotic particles, extra spatial dimensions, and black holes. 

+1 401 863 1464  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 526 
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Xinsheng Sean Ling

Professor of Physics 
 

Professor Ling's research is in experimental nanobioscience and condensed matter physics. His current interest is to build solid-state devices capable of kinetic proofreading functions in DNA sequencing.

+1 401 863 2582  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 710
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David Lowe

Professor of Physics

Professor Lowe's research primarily centers around applications of string theory to gravitational physics, including using string theory to understand questions in black hole physics and cosmology.

+1 401 863 2618  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 549 
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Brad Marston

Professor of Physics 


Professor Marston is a theoretical condensed matter physicist. His research focuses on the non-equilibrium statistical physics of atmospheres and oceans for the purpose of understanding climate and climate change. He also studies strongly correlated electronic systems.

+1 401 863 2061  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 339
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Vesna Mitrovic
Associate Professor of Physics
 

Professor Mitrovic is an experimental condensed matter physicist. Her research interests include the study of quantum phenomena arising in strongly correlated electron systems at low temperatures and high magnetic fields using magnetic resonance techniques.


+1 401 863 2587  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 337 
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Meenakshi Narain

Professor of Physics 
 

Professor Narain is an experimental high energy physicist. She and her team are working on studying the properties of the Higgs Boson and its implications. 

+1 401 863 2634  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 524 
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Robert Pelcovits

Professor of Physics
 

Professor Pelcovits is a theoretical condensed matter physicist. His research focuses on the physics of liquid crystals and topological defects, dynamics and self-assembly in bioloical systems, using numerical simulations and visualizations.

+1 401 863 1432  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 333 
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Jonathan Pober

Assistant Professor of Physics 
 

Professor Pober is an experimental astrophysicist. His research focuses on the history of the universe through observations of neutral hydrogen on cosmic scales. He develops ultrasensitive radio telescopes for his astronomical observation.

+1 401 863 1301  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 518 
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Marcus Spradlin

Associate Professor of Physics
 

Professor Spradlin is a theoretical high-energy physicist, working on string theory, quantum gravity, and mathematical aspects of quantum field theory.

+1 401 863 1468  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 531 
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Derek Stein
Associate Professor of Physics & Engineering
  

Professor Stein is an experimental biological physicist. His research focuses on developing and implementing new tools for the study of individual biomolecules, while exploring new physics in nanoscale systems.

+1 401 863 2581  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 712 
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Chung-I Tan

Professor of Physics
 

Professor Tan is a theoretical high-energy physicist. His research focuses on non-perturbative consequences of quantum chromodynamics and gauge/string duality.

+1 401 863 1465  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 502
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Jay Tang
Director of Master's Program
Professor of Physics & Engineering 

 

Professor Tang is an experimental biological physicist. His research focuses on cell mechanics and mobility, and addressing outstanding questions on morphology, pattern formation, force generation and mobility of bacteria and other cells.

+1 401 863 2292  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 702
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Gregory Tucker

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor of Physics 
 

Professor Tucker is an experimental astrophysicist. His cosmology group studies the early universe by measuring the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and by looking at the very earliest galaxies to have formed in the universe. He also studies star formation using the same techniques.

+1 401 863 1441  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 520
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James Valles, Jr.

Professor of Physics 

 

Professor Valles is an experimental condensed matter physicist. He studies superconductivity and electron correlation effects in disordered metals and nanostructures. He also investigates effects of strong magnetic fields in cell biology and bio-polymerization.

+1 401 863 7559  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 722 
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Anastasia Volovich

Professor of Physics

 

Professor Volovich works on theoretical physics: quantum field theory, general relativity, string theory and related areas in mathematics.

+1 401 863 2622  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 547
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Gang Xiao
Department Chair 

Professor of Physics & Engineering
 

Professor Xiao is an experimental condensed matter physicist, focusing on nanoscale physics and devices. He studies spin-based electronic systems, electron transport in low dimensional systems, and magnetism in artificial and self-assembled systems. 

+1 401 863 2586  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 402 
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See-Chen Ying

Professor of Physics
 

Professor Ying is a theoretical condensed matter physicist. He develops analytical and computational methods to tackle problems with multiple time and length scales. Current research includes the dynamics of DNA molecules in nano-channels, and the generation of frictional force at the nanostructure level.

+1 401 863 2684  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 335 
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