Physics: The Study of Everything
The Physics graduate program includes core courses in Electromagnetism, Classical Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics. The Master’s program involves research culminating in a presentation or thesis. The Ph.D. program in Computational Science with a Physics emphasis involves a research dissertation.
- Mechanics: The study of forces, particles and their interactions.
- Electrodynamics: The study of electromagnetic fields.
- Quantum mechanics: The study of the amazing world at the nanoscale and beyond.
- Statistical mechanics: The large-scale behavior that results from random molecular motions.
- Numerical simulations of physical systems: This approach complements and, in some cases, even replaces experimental approaches.
Faculty Highlight: Dr. Partha Biswas
Dr. Biswas is interested in the theory of disordered systems and in modeling complex materials. His research incorporates a broad range of topics from electronic structure of amorphous materials, and Anderson localization in quasiperiodic and disordered systems to multi-objective optimization problems in mathematical physics. In particular, he is using information-theoretic approaches to complex material design. He has developed inverse and hybrid methods that can be applied to designing complex semiconducting and metallic glasses.
- Research (academic, government and industry)
- Computer hardware and software
- Andrew Giovengo, M.S., Spring 2018,
Intern, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Melanie Cochran, M.S. 2014,
Instructor, University of South Alabama
- Charles Werneth, Ph.D. 2010,
Research Physicist, NASA Langley
- Mallika Dhar, Ph.D. 2010,
Lecturer, East Tennessee State University