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Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering

Atoms, molecules, and fabricated nanostructures---fundamental principles of functional nanoscale systems from quantum to bio; nano measurement and control.

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Lasers and Accelerators

Physics and applications of photon and charged particle sources including table-top lasers, accelerators, and Linac Coherent Light Source---the world's first x-ray laser.

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Condensed Matter Physics

Developing and characterizing novel materials; quantum many-body physics; nanoscale and ultrafast probes; applications ranging from energy science to molecular and cellular biology.

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Experimental and Theoretical Biophysics

Physics-based approaches to complex problems in the life sciences; single-molecule biophysics, neuroscience and evolutionary dynamics.

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Alumni

Applied Physics alumni are invited to join our online community. You can help us build an alumni roster, and if you're interested, please sign up to contribute to our Department blog. More >>

Facts & Figures

3.4 Å

Step size of polymerase moving along DNA, as measured by the Block Lab

143±15

temperature dependence (Å/K, from 0.36 to 2 K) of penetration depth in the superconductor LaFePO as measured by the Fisher and Moler Labs.