University of Vermont

Department of Physics

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   Room 402 Cook Physical Sciences
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0125
phone:(802) 656-2644
fax: (802) 656-0817


About the Physics Department

The Department of Physics is located in the College of Arts and Sciences at UVM. Our faculty members are well funded by the NSF and DOE, among other extramural sources, and our postdocs and graduate students also have been very successful in obtaining funding to support their research.

Biological Physics is an important area in which we are developing strength within our department, across our college, and also across the campus. This strength includes research collaborations and collaboration with several departments in the College of Medicine. (Dr. Kelvin Chu, Dr. Kevork Spartalian, Dr. Jie Yang, Dr. Junru Wu)

Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science are two other areas in which we excel. This strength in both Theoretical and Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science benefits from our participation in the Materials Science program at the University of Vermont. (Dr. Dennis Clougherty, Dr. Madalina FurisDr. Randy Headrick, Dr. Valeri Kotov)

The Department of Physics has an active research program in Astrophysics and Pulsar Physics. (Dr. Joanna Rankin)

The Department of Physics offers both a B.A. and B.S. in Physics. Students can take a wide variety of excellent courses to concentrate in pure Physics or Engineering Physics. You will have prominent scientists teaching these classes, and you will have the opportunity to work closely with the faculty especially in a selection of our advanced level courses.

Our undergraduates receive first-rate training in innovative classes that we have developed for them. Students take advantage of the opportunity to work closely with our faculty in research projects, and many can be found in labs and in the field during the academic year and summer.

Our graduate program is very strong and has at any one time 8 students supported on GTAs, fellowships and grants. Our graduate students work closely with the faculty on sponsored research and receive excellent training to prepare them for their careers in academia, industry, government agencies among others.

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