Department of Physics

Physics Faculty research interests include atom and quantum optics, Bose-Einstein condensates, condensed matter, particle physics, cosmology and general relativity, physics education, quantum information theory, and quantum computing.

Research labs and facilities include the Institute for Integrated Space Science and Technology (ISSTI), Design and Build Lab (DaBL), and DC Space Grant Consortium.

Students Maya Kinley-Hanlon, David Bialy, and Jacob Vancampen with Philip Johnson in AU’s gravitational wave detector lab.

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AU Welcomes New Institute for Integrated Space Science and Technology

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smiling physics students working with circuits, circuit boards and batteries in a lab

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Why We Love Physics

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Three shelves with scientific instruments sit beneath the periodic table.

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Full STEAM Ahead

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rubens tube showing flames in waves

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AU's Optics Olympiad Makes Science Fun

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