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Applied Physics

Emeriti: (Professors) Steven Chu, Alexander L. Fetter, Theodore H. Geballe, Walter A. Harrison, W. Conyers Herring, Peter A. Sturrock; (Professors, Research) Calvin F. Quate, Helmut Wiedemann, Herman Winick; (Courtesy) Gordon S. Kino

Chair: Aharon Kapitulnik

Professors: Malcolm R. Beasley, Arthur Bienenstock, Steven M. Block, Philip H. Bucksbaum, Robert L. Byer, Sebastian Doniach, Martin M. Fejer, Daniel S. Fisher, Stephen E. Harris, Aharon Kapitulnik, Mark A. Kasevich, Hideo Mabuchi, Vahé Petrosian, Zhi-Xun Shen, Yoshihisa Yamamoto

Associate Professors: Ian R. Fisher, Kathryn A. Moler

Assistant Professor: Mark J. Schnitzer

Courtesy Professors: Bruce M. Clemens, James S. Harris, Lambertus Hesselink, David A. B. Miller, W. E. Moerner, Douglas D. Osheroff, Stephen R. Quake, Robert H. Siemann, Shoucheng Zhang

Consulting Professors: Thomas M. Baer, Richard G. Brewer, John D. Fox, Bernardo A. Huberman, John R. Kirtley, Richard M. Martin, Stuart S. P. Parkin, Daniel Rugar

Visiting Professor: Enge G. Wang (Autumn)

Department Office: Applied Physics 101

Mail Code: 94305-4090

Phone: (650) 723-4027

Web Site:

Courses offered by the Department of Applied Physics have the subject code APPPHYS, and are listed in the "Applied Physics [APPPHYS] Courses" section of this bulletin.

The Department of Applied Physics offers qualified students with backgrounds in physics or engineering the opportunity to do graduate course work and research in the physics relevant to technical applications and natural phenomena. These areas include accelerator physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, nanostructured materials, optoelectronics, photonics, quantum optics, space science and astrophysics, synchrotron radiation and applications. Student research is supervised by the faculty members listed above and also by various members of other departments such as Biology, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), and faculty of the Medical School who are engaged in related research fields. Research activities are carried out in laboratories including the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory, the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, SLAC, the Center for Probing the Nanoscale, and the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science.

The number of graduate students admitted to Applied Physics is limited. Applications should be received by January 6, 2009. Graduate students normally enter the department only in Autumn Quarter.

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