Physics & Astronomy at The University of Iowa


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Address:  203 Van Allen Hall
Iowa City, IA
Phone:  (319) 335-1686
Fax:  (319) 335-1753
Chair: Dr. Thomas F. Boggess
General Department Info
  Bachelors Masters Doctorate
Staff & Student
Faculty: 30

  Staff: 62
Post Docs: 16

  Grads: 59
Under Grads: 101

  Astronomy/Astrophysics, Atomic & Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter/Materials Physics, Elementary Particle Physics, Medical Imaging Physics & Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Physics, Nuclear Physics, Photonics and Quantum Electronics, Plasma Physics, Space Physics
Facilities:  The Department is home to the interdisciplinary Optical Science and Technology Center (OSTC) located in the state-of-the-art Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories (IATL). Facilities in the IATL include ultrafast lasers, two molecular beam epitaxy machines for III-V semiconductor growth, and systems for organic semiconductor growth. The students and faculty also use off campus facilites at CERN, SLAC, Fermilab, and the Very Large Array radio telescope. The Department has student-run, computer controlled, optical observatories in Arizona and on the roof of Van Allen Hall.

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