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Research in Physics at FAMU

The faculty, staff and students in the department of physics conduct research in over 40,000 sq. ft. of space that houses state of the art equipment. Research activities cover the spectrum of theoretical, experimental, computational, and applied development. Physics faculty have active collaborations with physicists in academia, industry and government laboratories. The faculty investigators have received nearly $40 M in federal and state funding to support their research activities. This has included major support from NSF, NASA, NOAA, DOE and DOD among others.



Areas of research include: Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Plasma Physics, LaserPlasma Interactions, Fusion Research, High Energy Physics, Computational Dynamics of Atomic and Molecular Systems, Nanoscience, Materials Processing and Characterizations, and Ultra-fast Spectroscopy.



In support of these research efforts, the department of physics is home to many unique laboratory instruments and supporting diagnostics including:
  • 4 Terawatt Ultrafast Laser System
  • X-Pinch System
  • Raman Microscope
  • 128 - Node (256 Processor) Apple Xserve Computing Cluster
  • Mach 50 Arc Driven Shock Tube
  • Many other Nanosecond and Femetosecond Laser Systems


OUTSTANDING FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS

Charles A. Weatherford
Mogus Mochena
Bidhan Saha
Mario R. Encinosa
Mark Jack
Lewis Johnson
Patricia A. Stampe
Ronald L. Williams
Richard Appartaim
ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Keith Jackson

The faculty, staff and students in the dept. of physics conduct research in over 40,000 sq. ft. of space that houses state of the art equipment. The faculty investigators have received nearly $40 M in federal and state funding to support their research activities.

I'd like to invite you to consider the persuit of graduate degrees in physics, particularyly the Ph.D. degree


Dr. Keith Jackson, Vice President of Research and Professor of Physics.

WELCOME TO OUR UNIVERSITY

Charles A. Weatherford

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Dept. of Physics is in the midst of a period of rapid progress. A new Ph.D. program, in addition to our existing B.S. and M.S. programs, in Physics, started in the Fall of 2001.

The research facilities and productivity have expanded at a rapid pace since that time. Undergraduate and graduate student support, including tuition support, is available for qualified students.

Dr. Charles A. Weatherford
Chairman Department of Physics.