Vesna Mitrović​​
Department Chair
L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Physics & Engineering

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 2644  /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 402 

+1 401 863 2587  /  Barus & Holley 337 
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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 Building (340 Brook Street), 204
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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
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JiJi Fan
Associate 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
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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Loukas Gouskos
Assistant Professor


Professor Gouskos specializes in experimental particle physics, with a primary focus on studying the properties of the Higgs boson and searching for physics beyond the standard model. Leveraging cutting-edge Deep Learning techniques, his research extends to diverse areas within particle physics.


+1 401 863 TBD / Email / Barus & Holley 504



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 Building (340 Brook Street), 115
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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 
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Savvas Koushiappas
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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Matthias Kuehne
Assistant Professor of Physics 


Professor Kuehne is an experimental condensed matter physicist. He investigates electronics, ionics, and fluidics in low-dimensional materials and devices.


 +1 401 863 1010 /  Email  /  Barus & Holley 718
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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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Jia (Leo) Li
Assistant Professor of Physics 


Professor Li is a condensed matter experimental physicist specializing in low dimensional electronic systems. His research focuses on emergent quantum phenomena in 2D materials and its van der Waals assembly. He received his PhD in physics from Northwestern University and was a post doctoral researcher at Columbia University. He joined the department in January 2019.


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

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Xinsheng Sean Ling
Professor of Physics


Professor Ling is an experimental condensed matter physicist.  His current research interests are in defect dynamics and glassy behavior in colloidal matter.  He also has longstanding interests in the effects of impurities and fluctuations in superconductors.  


+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 Building (340 Brook Street), 205
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Robert Pelcovits
Professor of Physics
Undergraduate Concentration Advisor


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 
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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 
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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
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
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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Jay Tang
Professor of Physics & Engineering
Director of Master's Program


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
Professor of Physics 


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
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James Valles, Jr.
Professor of Physics
Director of Graduate Studies


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
Ford Foundation 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 720 
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