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Astrophysics

Large-scale structure and cosmology, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, galaxy surveys (Sloan Digital Sky Survey), active galactic nuclei/quasars, black holes, dynamics of star clusters and galactic nuclei, numerical simulation of dense stellar systems, and high-performance computing. Read More »


Biophysics

Phase transitions in biology, force transduction in muscle, dynamics of biomolecules, protein folding and self-assembly, neurodegenerative diseases, systems biology and bio-networks. Read More »


Condensed Matter

Theoretical research on electronic and optical properties of nanoshells, graphene, carbon nanotubes and high-Tc superconductors. Experimental research includes ultra-low temperature studies and simulations of entanglement and coherence in superconducting qubits, enhanced Raman scattering and use of nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Read More »


Nonlinear Dynamics

Topological analysis of non-linear systems, driven molecular systems, chaotic scattering and quantum- classical correspondence. Read More »


Particle Physics

Experimental neutrino properties and oscillation, solar neutrinos, geoneutrinos and neutrino applications to nuclear non-proliferation. Read More »