Post Docs: 16
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
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.
'A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving…'