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Agrawal, Govind P.

Agrawal, Govind P.

  • James C. Wyant Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics
    LLE Distinguished Scientist

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Interests: theoretical optical physics

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Segev BenZvi

BenZvi, Segev Y.

  • Associate Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental astroparticle physics

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Bergstralh, Dan T.

  • Assistant Professor (Research)

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Interests: Cell biology and experimental biological physics

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Betti, Riccardo

  • Robert L. McCrory Professor
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor of Physics and Astronomy
  • Chief Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Distinguished Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Director, Fusion Science Center of Extreme States of Matter and Fast Ignition

Interests: Thermonuclear plasmas; Controlled thermonuclear fusion; Magnetic and inertial confinement fusion; High-energy-density physics

Bigelow, Nicholas P.

Bigelow, Nicholas P.

  • Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics
    Professor of Physics and Astronomy
    Professor of Optics
    LLE Distinguished Scientist

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Interests: Quantum physics; Quantum optics; Experimental atomic; Molecular and optical physics

Blackman, Eric G.

Blackman, Eric G.

  • Professor of Physics and Astronomy
    LLE Distinguished Scientist

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Interests: theoretical astrophysics and plasma physics

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Blok, Machiel

  • Assistant Professor of Physics

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Interests: quantum information processing with superconducting circuits

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Bocko, Mark F.

  • Professor of Physics
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS)

Interests: experimental condensed-matter physics

Arie Bodek

Bodek, Arie

  • George E. Pake Professor of Physics
    Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Interests: experimental elementary-particle physics

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Boyd, Robert W.

  • M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental atomic; molecular and optical physics

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Cardenas, Jaime

  • Associate Professor of Optics
    Assistant Professor of Physics

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Interests: nanophotonics, integrated photonics, biophotonics, lasers, nonlinear photonics

Johnathon Carroll-Nellenback

Carroll-Nellenback, Jonathan

  • CIRC Computational Scientist
    Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Interests: Formation and evolution of molecular clouds and cores

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Cline, Douglas

  • Professor of Physics (Research)

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Interests: experimental nuclear physics

Rip Collins

Collins, Gilbert 'Rip'

  • Tracy Hyde Harris Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor of Physics
    LLE Senior Scientist
    LLE Associate Director for Academics, Science and Technology

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Interests: high energy density physics

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Das, Ashok

  • Professor of Physics, Emeritus

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Interests: theoretical elementary-particle physics

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Demina, Regina

  • Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental elementary-particle physics

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Dery, Hanan

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Professor of Physics

Interests: theoretical condensed-matter physics

Ranga Dias

Dias, Ranga

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental condensed matter physics

Di Piazza, Antonino

  • Professor of Physics
    Distinguished Scientist, LLE

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Interests: Quantum electrodynamics in the presence of strong background electromagnetic; Properties of the quantum vacuum; Classical and quantum radiation reaction; Laser-matter interaction at high laser intensities; Quantum electrodynamics at finite temperature; Quantum electrodynamics in curved spacetimes

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Douglass, Kelly A.

  • Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy (Instructional)
    Director C.E.K. Mees Observatory

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Interests: observational extragalactic astronomy

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Eberly, Joseph H.

  • Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics
    Professor of Physics and Astronomy
    Professor of Optics

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Interests: theoretical atomic; molecular and optical physics

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Forrest, William J.

  • Professor of Astronomy (Research)

Interests: astrophysics; observational astronomy

Thomas Foster

Foster, Thomas H.

  • Professor of Imaging Sciences, Emeritus
    Professor Physics
    Professor of Optics

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Interests: experimental biological physics

Ignacio Franco

Franco, Ignacio

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
    Associate Professor of Physics
    Leonard Mandel Faculty Fellow

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Interests: theoretical condensed-matter physics

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Frank, Adam

  • Helen F. and Fred H. Gowen Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Professor of Physics and Astronomy
    LLE Distinguished Scientist

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Interests: theoretical astrophysics and plasma physics

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Froula, Dustin

  • LLE Distinguished Scientist
    LLE Director PULSE Division
    Professor of Physics (Research)

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Interests: experimental plasma physics

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Yongli Gao

Gao, Yongli

  • Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental condensed-matter physics

Aran Garcia-Bellido

Garcia-Bellido, Aran

  • Associate Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental elementary-particle physics

Gourab Ghoshal

Ghoshal, Gourab

  • Professor of Physics
    Associate Professor of Computer Science

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Interests: theoretical condensed-matter physics and data science

Pierre Alexandre Gourdain

Gourdain, Pierre-Alexandre

  • Associate Professor of Physics
    LLE Staff Scientist

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Interests: experimental plasma physics

Chunlei Guo

Guo, Chunlei

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics
    LLE Senior Scientist

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Interests: experimental condensed-matter and optical physics

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Haefner, Ralf

  • Associate Professor of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
    Associate Professor of Physics

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Interests: computational neuroscience

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Hagen, Carl R.

  • Professor of Physics (Research)

Interests: theoretical elementary-particle physics

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Harris, Deborah

  • Visiting Professor of Physics and Astronomy
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Hu, Suxing

  • Distinguished Scientist at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE)
    Group Leader for HEDP-Theory Group (LLE)
    Professor of Physics (Research)
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Research)

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Interests: Theoretical/Computational High-Energy-Density Physics; Inertial Confinement Fusion; Warm-/Hot-Dense Matter; Quantum Many-Body Physics; Quantum Computing; Intense Laser-Matter Interactions; Ultrafast Dynamics; Attosecond Physics; Computational Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

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Andrew Jordan

Jordan, Andrew N.

  • Professor of Physics (Research)

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Interests: theoretical condensed-matter physics

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Peter Knight

Knight, Peter

  • Professor of Physics (Research)

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Interests: theoretical atomic; molecular and optical physics

Robert Knox

Knox, Robert S.

  • Professor of Physics, Emeritus

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Interests: theoretical biological physics

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Landi, Gabriel

  • Associate Professor of Physics

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Interests: Theory of open quantum systems. Quantum stochastic processes. Quantum thermodynamics. Quantum information theory. Quantum metrology.

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Steve Manly

Manly, Steven L.

  • Professor of Physics
    Chair, Physics and Astronomy Department

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Interests: experimental elementary-particle physics

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Marshall, Christopher

  • Assistant Professor of Physics

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Interests: High Energy Physics

Robert McCrory

McCrory, Robert L.

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Emeritus

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Interests: theoretical plasma physics and laser physics

Kevin McFarland

McFarland, Kevin S.

  • Dr. Steven Chu Professor in Physics
    Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Interests: experimental elementary-particle physics

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Milonni, Peter W.

  • Professor of Physics (Research)

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Interests: theoretical atomic; molecular and optical physics

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Murray, Lee

  • Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Interests: climate science; physics and chemistry of Earth's atmosphere

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Nakajima, Miki

  • Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Interests: Dynamics of planetary impacts; Evolution of planetary interiors; Planet formation and evolution; Early Earth, Earth-Moon formation; Modeling Enceladus plumes; Origin of the Martian moons; Exomoon formation; Space missions

John Nichol

Nichol, John M.

  • Associate Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental quantum information processing and condensed-matter physics

Nyibule, Sheth

  • Assistant Professor of Physics (Instructional)

Interests: Experimental nuclear physics

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Lynne Orr

Orr, Lynne H.

  • C. E. Kenneth Mees Professor
    Professor of Physics and Astronomy
    Director of Graduate Studies

Interests: theoretical elementary-particle physics; financial physics

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Quillen, Alice C.

  • Professor of Physics and Astronomy
    LLE Senior Scientist

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Interests: theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy

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Sarada Rajeev

Rajeev, Sarada G.

  • Professor of Physics
    Professor of Mathematics

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Interests: theoretical condensed-matter physics

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Ren, Chuang

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor of Physics

Interests: theoretical plasma physics

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Renninger, William

  • Associate Professor of Optics
    Associate Professor of Physics

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Rinderknecht, Hans

  • LLE Staff Scientist
    Assistant Professor of Physics (Research)

Interests: Experimental plasma physics

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Rothberg, Lewis

  • Professor of Chemistry
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental condensed-matter physics

Ryan Rygg

Rygg, Ryan

  • LLE Senior Scientist
    Assistant Professor of Physics (Research)
    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Research)
  • APS Fellow

Interests: high energy density physics

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Schroeder, Wolf-Udo

  • Professor of Chemistry
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental nuclear physics

Adam Sefkow

Sefkow, Adam

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Physics
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) Senior Scientist

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Interests: Inertial confinement fusion; magneto-inertial fusion; high energy density physics; laser-plasma interaction; computational physics; magnetohydrodynamics; particle-in-cell simulations

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Shapir, Yonathan

  • Professor of Physics
    Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Professor of Mathematics

Interests: theoretical condensed-matter physics

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Shaw, Jessica

  • LLE Staff Scientist
    Assistant Professor of Physics (Research)

Interests: experimental short-pulse laser-plasma interactions

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Slattery, Paul F.

  • Professor of Physics, Emeritus
    Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Emeritus

Interests: experimental elementary-particle physics

Roman Sobolewski

Sobolewski, Roman

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental condensed-matter physics

Spielman, Rick

  • LLE Senior Scientist
    Professor of Physics (Research)
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Stroud, Carlos R.

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: theoretical and experimental atomic; molecular and optical physics

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John Tarduno

Tarduno, John A.

  • Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Professor of Physics and Astronomy
    LLE Distinguished Scientist
    Dean for Research in Arts, Sciences and Engineering

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Interests: experimental geodynamics; planetary science and astrophysics

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Teitel, Stephen L.

  • Professor of Physics

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Interests: theoretical condensed-matter physics

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Thomas, John H.

  • Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences, and Astronomy, Emeritus

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Interests: theoretical astrophysics

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Tzeferacos, Petros

  • Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
    LLE Senior Scientist

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Interests: computational astrophysics

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Vamivakas, Nickolas A.

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics
    Dean of Graduate Education and Post-Doctoral Affairs

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Interests: experimental quantum and nonlinear optics

Hugh Van Horn

Van Horn, Hugh M.

  • Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Emeritus

Interests: theoretical astrophysics and plasma physics

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Dan Watson

Watson, Dan M.

  • Professor of Physics and Astronomy
    LLE Senior Scientist

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Interests: astrophysics; observational astronomy

Frank Wolfs

Wolfs, Frank L. H.

  • Professor of Physics
    Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Interests: experimental astroparticle physics

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Wu, Stephen

  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Physics

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Interests: Experimental condensed-matter physics

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Xi-Cheng Zhang

Zhang, Xi-Cheng

  • M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics
    Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics
  • Distinguished Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Interests: Ultrafast Photonics; Nonlinear Optics; Laser Physics; TeraHertz Waves

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Zhong, Jianhui

  • Professor of Imaging Sciences
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: experimental biological physics