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Areas of Physics Research at UNF

Theoretical Condensed Matter

Magnetic ions in semiconductors, Dr. James Garner

Theoretical and computational investigations of complex materials, Dr. Jason Haraldsen

Experimental Condensed Matter

Magnetic properties of semiconductors, Dr. Tom Pekarek

Optical spectroscopy of solids, Dr. Lev Gasparov

Nanoscale electronics and optoelectronics, Dr. Daniel Santavicca

Correlated electron physics in complex oxides and related materials, Dr. Maitri Warusawithana

Nanophotonics, Dr. Gregory Wurtz

Astrophysics

Primordial black holes and varying fundamental constants, Dr. Jane MacGibbon

Dark matter, supersymmetry, the cosmic microwave background, neutrino physics, and cosmic rays, Dr. Chris Kelso

Observational astrophysics, particle acceleration, cosmic rays and the interstellar medium, Dr. John Hewitt

Experimental Sensors Group

Semiconductor thin film gas sensors; Atmostpheric research, Dr. Nirmal Patel

Geophysics-Paleontology Research

Geological and paleontological field research; Magnetic properties of fossil-bearing sedimentary rocks, Dr. Barry Albright