Department of Physics
Develop a broad, deep, and rigorous knowledge of the quantitative problems that govern the natural world.
Intellectually challenging and exciting graduate research alongside leading physics faculty full of talent, enthusiasm, and imagination.
According to a multi-year study released by the National Research Council (NRC) in 2010, we are in the top echelon (10-15) of physics departments in the United States.
The 2018 US News graduate program rankings listed our gravitational physics/cosmology group and condensed matter physics group as #9 and #11, respectively.
The physics department is also committed to fostering an inclusive community where people of all backgrounds feel safe and supported.
The physics faculty is a community of innovative and inspiring research and instructional physicists at the frontier of science.
My group focuses on theoretical condensed matter physics. We are interested in exotic quantum many-body phases such as topological phases of matter, and novel quantum phase transitions beyond conventional paradigms, as well as experimental platforms that exhibit these remarkable phenomena.
Coronae of supermassive black holes may be the hidden sources of mysterious cosmic neutrinos seen on Earth, according to a new study led by Penn State researchers.