Physics at Indiana University


Contact Info
Address:  Swain Hall West 117
727 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7105
Phone:  812/855-1247
Fax:  812/855-5533
Chair: Dr. James A. Musser
General Department Info
  Bachelors Masters Doctorate
Staff & Student
  Faculty: 38
Staff: 25
Post Docs: 22
Grads: 74
Under Grads: 27
  Accelerator Physics Astrophysics Biophysics Condensed Matter Physics High Energy Physics Mathematical Physics Nuclear Physics
Facilities:  There is a large joint library for astronomy, computer science, math, and physics in the same building. The Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF) is one of several major facilities worldwide for research in subatomic and accelerator physics. The facility consists of five ion sources, two coupled cyclotrons (used primarily for medical and applied research), and a new synchrotron injecting into the main synchrotron accelerator and electron-cooled storage ring. Polarized beams and light ions are provided with energies up to 500 (Q/A) MeV. Shops for scintillator, wire chamber, and specialized target fabrication, as well as extensive computing resources (HP-UX, VAX, and OPEN-VMS) for data acquisition and analysis, are available. Research equipment in other specialties includes facilities for construction and testing of instrumentation for high-energy physics experiments. Condensed matter computing facilities include a local cluster of HP and SGI workstations and a 64-node parallel PC is currently available, and a much larger parallel cluster to be used by physics and astronomy is in the proposal stage. The University also provides extensive computing support including a large IBM RS-6000 cluster. Condensed matter and low-temperature equipment include two x-4ay diffraction systems, one with a high temperature (up to 1300o C) sample chamber; a multi-source high vacuum sputtering system; a 14T superconducting solenoid, other low temperature cryostats with 8T solenoids, two dilution refrigerators, a 3He refrigerator; crystal growing facilities; a helium liquefier; two Auger spectrometers; three low-energy electron diffraction apparatus (LEED); three electron energy low spectrometers (EELS); two scanning tunneling microscopes (STM); microwave network analyzer. A remote plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (RPECVD) system is shared with the chemistry department. Routine facility for preparation and characterization of bio-materials including preparative centrifuges, Shimadzu UV-1601 spectrophotometer; -80o freezer, and chromatography refrigerator; Nikon TE-300 microscope with phase contrast, DIC, fluorescence, and