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Condensed Matter
High Energy Particle Physics
Astrophysics & Cosmology
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Condensed Matter

Condensed Matter Theory
Work on theoretical condensed matter physics is a major area activity of the Physics Department and involves a broad range of topics. These include the study of phase transitions, disordered systems, a variety of problems in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, biophysics, and strongly correlated systems. There are collaborations with experimentalists both at UCSC and elsewhere. The research program involves four faculty members (Josh Deutsch, Onuttom Narayan, Sriram Shastry, Peter Young) as well as postdocs and graduate students.

Condensed Matter Experiment

Glenn Alers

Dave Belanger

Bud Bridges

Sue Carter
- Novel Electronic and Polymer Materials Research Group

Gey-Hong Gweon

Zack Schlesinger
- Negative Thermal Expansion
- Strong Correlation Physics
- Kondo Physics

High Energy Particle Physics

High Energy Theory
Theoretical particle physics is a major area activity of the Physics Department and the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics. Work in theoretical particle physics ranges from studies of the phenomenology of high energy colliders to physics beyond the Standard Model to string theory and quantum gravity. There is also a major effort in very early universe cosmology, particularly inflation and baryogenesis. This research program involves four faculty members (Tom Banks, Michael Dine, Howard Haber, Tesla Jeltema, Stefano Profumo) as well as postdocs and graduate students.

High Energy Experiment
Robert Johnson
Jason Nielsen
Bruce Schumm
Abe Seiden

Additional SCIPP faculty, postdocs and staffs can be located at:
Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP)

Astrophysics and Cosmology

For a summary of the Astrophysics and Cosmology groups and the work they are currently involved with see the SCIPP Astrophysics and Cosmology PDF.

Astrophysics And Cosmology Experiment
David Smith
David Williams

Astrophysics And Cosmology Theory
Anthony Aguirre
Tesla Jeltema
Joel Primack
Stefano Profumo


TASC: Theoretical Astrophysics, Santa Cruz

Other Research Links

Center for Adaptive Optics
Particle Data Group
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL)
UC Observatories
Waves in Random Media


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