2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics and Astronomy


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http://www.phys.utk.edu/

Hanno Weitering, Head
Marianne Breinig, Director of Graduate Studies

Professors
Batista, C.D., PhD – Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina)
Breinig, M.J., PhD – Oregon
Dagotto, E.R. (Distinguished Professor), PhD – Bariloche (Argentina)
Davis, L. (UTSI), PhD – Auckland (New Zealand)
Efremenko, Y.Y. (Joint Faculty), PhD – ITEP (Russia)
Eguiluz, A.G. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Brown
Elston, S.B., PhD – Massachusetts
Greene, G.L. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Harvard
Grzywacz-Jones, K.L., PhD – Surrey (England)
Guidry, M.W., PhD – Tennessee
Handler, T., PhD – Rutgers
Hix, W.R., (Joint Faculty), PhD – Harvard
Kamyshkov, I., PhD – ITEP (Russia)
Mezzacappa, A., PhD – Texas (Austin)
Moreo, A. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Bariloche (Argentina)
Papenbrock, T.F. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Heidelberg (Germany)
Read, K.F. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Cornell
Riedinger, L.L. (Director Bredesen Center), PhD – Vanderbilt
Siopsis, G., PhD – California Institute of Technology
Sorensen, S.P. (Chancellor’s Professor), PhD – Copenhagen (Denmark)
Spanier, S.M., PhD – Mainz (Germany)
Weitering, H.H. (Joint faculty with ORNL), PhD – Groningen (Netherlands)

Associate Professors
Mannella, N., PhD – California (Davis)
Mannik, J., PhD – New York (Stony Brook)
Nattrass, C., PhD – Yale
Parigger, C. (UTSI), PhD – Otago (New Zealand)
Zhou, H., PhD – Texas (Austin)

Assistant Professors
Fomin, N., PhD – Virginia
Johnston, S., PhD – Waterloo (Canada)
Lavrentovich, M., PhD – Harvard
Liu, J., PhD – Arkansas
Madurga Flores, M., PhD – Madrid
Platter, L., PhD – Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms (Germany)
Steiner, A., PhD – Stony Brook

Director of Undergraduate Laboratories
Cheney, C., PhD – Vanderbilt

Astronomy Coordinator
Lindsay, S., PhD – New Mexico State
 

Majors, Degrees
Physics Major, MS    
     Astrophysics Concentration
  Atomic, Molecular, Optical, and Low Temperature Physics Concentration
  Biophysics Concentration
  Chemical Physics Concentration
  Condensed Matter and Surface Physics Concentration
  Elementary Particle Physics Concentration
  Geophysics Concentration
  Mathematical and Computational Physics Concentration
  Nuclear and Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics Concentration
  Theoretical Physics Concentration
Physics Major, PhD  
  Astrophysics Concentration
  Atomic, Molecular, Optical, and Low Temperature Physics Concentration
  Biophysics Concentration
  Chemical Physics Concentration
  Condensed Matter and Surface Physics Concentration
  Elementary Particle Physics Concentration
  Energy Science and Engineering Concentration
  Mathematical and Computational Physics Concentration
  Nanomaterials Concentration
  Nuclear and Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics Concentration
  Theoretical Physics Concentration

Departmental graduate programs leading to the MS and the PhD are also available at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, where opportunities for study and research are available in laser applications, quantum and applied optics, laser spectroscopy, fluid physics, medical physics, computational physics, and theoretical physics. For additional information, contact the department head.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science (IGMCS)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy participates in the interdisciplinary graduate minor in computational science (IGMCS) program. Any student pursuing a master’s or PhD with a major in Physics can receive a minor in computational science by completing the appropriate IGMCS requirements. For additional information, see the description of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science   listed under Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science or visit the IGMCS website. The Department of Physics also contributes courses to the IGMCS program curriculum.

 

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