Areas of specialization
Research in the Department of Physics at the University of Oregon covers a wide range of subjects. These include
- Astronomy and Astrophysics: Bothun, Farr, Frey, Imamura, Schombert.
- Biophysics: Corwin, Parthasarathy, Remington, Ursell.
- Condensed Matter Physics: Aleman, Belitz, Deutsch, Gregory, Haydock, Kevan, McMorran, Parthasarathy, Taylor, Toner.
- Elementary Particle Physics: Brau, Chang, Cohen, Deshpande, Frey, Kribs, Majewski, Soper, Strom, Torrence.
- Geophysics: Livelybrooks.
- Low Temperature Physics: Taylor.
- Optical Physics: Deutsch, Gregory, McMorran, Nöckel, Raymer, Steck, van Enk, Wang.
Of the faculty members mentioned here, most work in experiment or observation. Theoretical physics is represented by Belitz, Chang, Deshpande, Haydock, Hwa, Imamura, Kribs, Nöckel, Soper, Toner and van Enk.
Centers, Institutes and Facilities
Much of the research in Physics is fostered by several research institutes. The institutes most closely associated with physics are
- Institute of Molecular Biology
- Institute of Theoretical Science
- Materials Science Institute
- Center for High Energy Physics
- Oregon Center for Optical Molecular & Quantum Science
The department also operates Pine Mountain Observatory in central Oregon.
Much of the research associated with the centers and institutes mentioned above is interdisciplinary and it is not unusual to find graduate students in physics studying under faculty members in other departments, particularly Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences and Mathematics.
Externally funded research at the UO is administered by the university’s
Research support facilities at the university include