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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 2644  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 402 
Research Website

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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
Research Website

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Leon Cooper
Nobel Laureate, 1972
Thomas J. Watson Professor of Science (Research)
Director of the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems 

 

Professor Cooper is a theoretical physicist. He works on models of synaptic plasticity and on the molecular basis of learning and memory storage. He is also currently working on the problem of how low-level exposure to radiation effects humans, and issues relating to the interpretation of the Quantum Theory. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1972.
 

+1 401 863 2172  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 718
Research Website

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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
Research Website

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Ian Dell'Antonio
Professor of Physics
Undergraduate Concentration Advisor

 

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
Research Website

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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
Research Website

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Dmitri Feldman
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 
Research Website 


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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
Research Website 


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Sylvester James Gates, Jr.
Ford Foundation Professor of Physics 
National Medal of Science Recipient, 2011

 

Professor Gates is a theoretical physicist specializing in supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory. In supergravity and supersymmetric representation theory, he also studies Adinkra symbols, which are graphical representations of supersymmetric algebras.

 

+1 401 863 6452  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 545

Research Website

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Andrey Gromov
Assistant Professor of Physics

 

Professor Gromov is a theoretical physicist specializing in condensed matter. He received his PhD in physics from Stony Brook University in 2015. He joined the department in January 2019.

 

+1 401 863 2473  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 335 
Research Website


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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 
Research Website


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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
Research Website

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J. Michael Kosterlitz
Nobel Laureate, 2016
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 
Research Website 

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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 
Research Website 

 

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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
Research Website

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Jia Leo Li
Assistant Professor of Physics 

 

Professor Li is an experimental physicist specializing in condensed matter. He received his PhD in physics from Northwestern University in 2014. He joined the department in January 2019.

 

+1 401 863 9689  /   Email  /  Barus & Holley 708

Research Website

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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 
Research Website

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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 
Research Website

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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
Research Website 

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Vesna Mitrovic
Professor of Physics
Director of Master's Program

 

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 
Research Website

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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 
Research Website 

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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 biological systems, using numerical simulations and visualizations.

 

+1 401 863 1432  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 333 
Research Website

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Kemp Plumb
Assistant Professor of Physics 

 

Professor Plumb is an experimental condensed matter physicist. He uses neutron and x-ray spectroscopies to discover new collective electronic and magnetic phenomena arising in quantum materials.

 

+1 401 863 5815  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 704 
Research Website 

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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 
Research Website 

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Marcus Spradlin
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 
Research Website 

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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
Research Website

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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
Research Website

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Jay Tang
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
Research Website

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Gregory Tucker
Professor of Physics 
Director of Graduate Studies

 

Professor Tucker is an experimental astrophysicist. His cosmology group studies the universe by measuring the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and by intensity mapping of neutral hydrogen. He is also interested in measuring the characteristics of exoplanets.

 

+1 401 863 1441  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 520
Research Website 

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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 
Research Website 

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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
Research Website