Research-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Research

The Department of Physics has leading research groups in a variety of fields. Our particle experimentalists participate in international collaborations for experiments at CERN, Brookhaven, Fermilab, IHEP (Beijing), and Jefferson Lab.  Condensed matter research in the department ranges from studies of nanocrystals and semiconductors to biological physics and wetting phenomena. Our astrophysics group concentrates on issues in cosmology using data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the Viper telescope which observes cosmic background radiation at the South Pole. We have strong theoretical groups in high energy and medium energy particle physics, astrophysics, quantum theory, statistical mechanics, condensed matter and biological physics. Both theoretical and experimental efforts are supported by outstanding computational facilities, including the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center.

Research Areas

Research Resources and Facilities