2017-18 General Catalog

211 Interdisciplinary Sciences Building
(831) 459-3744

Program Statement | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Anthony N. Aguirre
Cosmology of the early and late universe: inflation and the global structure of cosmological models; the intergalactic medium and its enrichment with heavy elements; galaxy formation, evolution, and feedback processes; dark matter; theories of modified gravity

Thomas Banks, Emeritus

David P. Belanger
Experimental condensed matter physics, phase transitions

Frank G. Bridges, Emeritus

George Brown, Emeritus

Sue A. Carter
Experimental condensed matter physics, polymer physics, molecular electronics, phase transitions, electronic and optical properties of materials

Joshua M. Deutsch
Condensed matter theory

Michael Dine
Theory of elementary particles

David E. Dorfan, Emeritus

George D. Gaspari, Emeritus

Howard E. Haber
Theory and phenomenology of fundamental particles and their interactions

Robert P. Johnson
Experimental high-energy physics, astrophysics

David Lederman
Condensed matter physics/materials science, experimental

Onuttom Narayan
Theoretical condensed matter physics

Michael Nauenberg, Emeritus

Jason Nielsen
Experimental high-energy physics

Joel R. Primack, Emeritus

Stefano Profumo
Theory of particle physics and particle astrophysics

Arthur Ramirez
Experimental materials physics

Steven Ritz
Particle physics and astrophysics

Zack Schlesinger
Experimental condensed matter physics, infrared and optical spectroscopy, strongly correlated electron systems, novel materials, negative thermal expansion, underconstraint and geometrical frustration

Bruce Schumm
Experimental particle physics

Peter L. Scott , Emeritus

Abraham Seiden, Emeritus

Sriram Shastry
Condensed matter physics, strongly correlated matter, Mott-Hubbard physics, high Tc superconductivity, quantum magnetism, exactly integrable systems, exactly solvable models of many-body systems and in statistical mechanics, quantum chaos, geometric frustration

David M. Smith
High-energy astrophysics; X-ray and gamma-ray detectors and instrumentation; solar, terrestrial, and planetary sources of gamma radiation

A. Peter Young, Emeritus

Associate Professor

Tesla Jeltema
High-energy astrophysics and cosmology

Alexander Sher
Development of experimental techniques for recording and stimulation of activity at hundreds of neurons and use of these techniques to study neural function, structure, and development

Assistant Professor

Michael Hance
Experimental high-energy physics

Jairo Velasco
Experimental materials science, low dimensional materials


Stephanie Bailey
Modeling and simulation of human rights violations and health outcomes, public policy, health policy, health outcomes, stochastic and deterministic modeling, cancer research

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George R. Blumenthal (Astronomy and Astrophysics)
Cosmology, galaxy formation, high-energy astrophysics

Pascale Garaud (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)
Astrophysics, geophysics, fluid dynamics, numerical resolutions of differential equations, and mathematical modeling of natural flows

Joel A. Kubby (Electrical Engineering)
Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS), adaptive optics (AO), optical-MEMS, bio-MEMS, bioimaging, AO microscopy, AO astronomy

Wentai Liu (Electrical Engineering)
Retinal prosthesis, biomimetic systems, integrated neuro-electronics, molecular electronics, CMOS and SOI transceiver design, current mode band limited signaling, microelectronic sensor, timing/clock recovery and optimization, noise characterization and modeling, and computer vision/image processing

William G. Mathews, Emeritus

Richard Montgomery (Mathematics)
Celestial mechanics, differential geometry, gauge theory, mechanics (quantum and classical), and control theory

Holger Schmidt (Electrical Engineering)
Integrated optics for biomedicine and quantum optics, nano-magento-optics, semiconductor physics, optoelectonic and photonic devices, ultrafast optics, quantum interference

Adjunct Professor

William Atwood

Alan Litke

Michael Riordan

Hartmut F.-W. Sadrozinski, Emeritus

Terry L. Schalk

David A. Williams

Research Physicist

Al Eisner, Emeritus

Vitaliy Fadeyev

Alexander Grillo

Revised: 09/01/17