Physics Research Areas

The Physics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers a breadth of outstanding research, probing the structure of matter,  fundamental symmetries and forces of nature through complementary experiments and theoretical studies. 

Condensed Matter Theory
Quantum Fluids and Solids, Soft Materials
Davidovitch  Machta  Mullin  Prokof'ev  Santangelo  Svistunov
Condensed Matter Experiment
Cold Quantum Systems, Soft Materials, Nanoscience
Candela  Dinsmore  Hallock  Menon  Tuominen Yan
Single Molecules, Intermolecular Forces, Cells, Biomaterials, Medical Physics
Goldner  Kilfoil  Parsegian  Ross
Experimental Particle Physics
ATLAS at the LHC
Brau  Dallapiccola  Willocq
Nuclear Physics
Fundamental Symmetries, Quantum Chromodynamics 
Kawall  Kumar Miskimen
Gravitational and Particle Astrophysics
Gravitational Waves, Neutrinos, Dark Matter
Cadonati  Pocar
Fundamental Interactions Theory
Particle Theory, Gravitation, Cosmology 
Donoghue  Golowich  Kastor  Ramsey-Musolf  Sorbo  Traschen


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