Physics at University of Buenos Aires


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Address:  Pabell├│n I, Ciudad Universitaria
Buenos Aires,  
Phone:  (54-11)-4576-3353
Fax:  (54-11)-4576-3357
Chair: Dr. Juan Pablo Paz
General Department Info
  Bachelors Masters Doctorate
Staff & Student
Faculty: 60

  Staff: 45
Post Docs: 30

  Grads: 110
Under Grads: 300

  1) EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS: Quantum Electronics (Lasers and development of new micro and nanoscopies), Low Temperatures (superconducting materials properties), Mechanic properties of polymers and composites, Image Processing (recognition and processing optical methods), Plasma physics (fusion and industrial plasmas), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (molecular physics), Geophysics (geomagnetism and applied physics), Optics, Elementary particle physics (external member of Fermilab┬┤s experiments). 2) THEORETICAL GROUPS AND RESEARCH LINES: Condensed matter physics (strongly correlated systems, quantum liquids, mesoscopics systems, condensed systems), Statistical physics, Computational physics, Complex systems physics and dynamical systems, Biophysics, Geophysics, Astrophysics, Atmospheric physics, Plasma physics, Molecular physics, Atomic collisions, Nuclear physics, Elementary particles physics, Quantum field theory, Gravitation, Cosmology and Superstring theory, Fluids and Solar physics, Classic Optics, Non linear Optics, Quantum Optics, Quantum Computation and Electromagnetic waves and material media interactions.
Facilities:  LABORATORIES FOR TRAINING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: 1) basic courses in physics Mechanics, Optics, Waves, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics facilities (allow for 7 groups of 3 students each working simultaneously) and 2) advanced projects (i.e.; photonics, electronics). AVAILABLE MAIN RESEARCH FACILITIES: 1) Low temperature physics: standard electronics, sources, low noise amplifiers, cryogenic temperature controllers; a helium purification and recovery system; helium liquefier (8 lt/hr); two nitrogen liquifiers (5 l/hr each); closed cycle helium refrigerator; optical cryostats; 9 Tesla superconducting magnet and 2 Tesla electromagnet and accesories; high pressure set ups: hydrostatic (12 kbar) and quasi hydrostatic (200 kbar). 2) NMR: Bruker AM-500 Spectrometer. 3) Plasma physics: X-ray and neutron source Plasma Focus facilities; surface coating facilities. 4) Optics & lasers: femtosecond laser facility; field enhancement scanning optical microscope and optical tabletops. 5) Material Science: Dynamical Mech Thermal Analizer. 6) Geophysics: geomagnetic and geoelectrical probe stations. 7) Computing center: Sun, Digital, Sillicon Graphics, PC-clusters. 8) Library: 1000 books, 1500 Master Thesis and 5000 journals. 9) Clean room. 10) Precision machine shop.

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