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Research Interests

The Physics Department offers outstanding research opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the core areas of nano-technology, condensed matter physics, biophysics, and gravitation and particle physics lead by faculty members who are at the forefront of their fields. Complementary computational and experimental efforts are ongoing in most of these areas. Faculty collaborate extensively with researchers at the Wake Forest Medical School and at other universities and national laboratories, so graduate students can interact with interdisciplinary research groups. Graduate and undergraduate majors, as well as post-doctoral researchers, can take advantage of state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, the Center for Structural Biology, and high performance scientific computing facilities. Each research area is described in more detail below.

Biophysics

Jacquelyn Fetrow, Martin Guthold, George Holzwarth, Jed Macosko, Daniel Kim-Shapiro, Fred Salsbury, Howard Shields

Condensed Matter

David Carroll, Natalie Holzwarth, William Kerr, Rick Matthews, Richard Williams

Gravitation, Field Theory, Particle Physics, and Astrophysics

Paul Anderson, Eric Carlson, Greg Cook

Nanotechnology and Nanophysics

Keith Bonin, David Carroll, Martin Guthold

Optical and Nanoscopic Physics

Keith Bonin

Physics of Medicine

Dan Bourland, Craig Hamilton

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