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  • From: Attila Nagy <anagy AT>
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Kedves Kollégák, az alábbi felhívást a kihirdető kérésére továbbítom.



•  Comprehensive graduate education in physics
• Research opportunities with internationally-recognized groups
• Unique interdisciplinary interactions with Emory’s other nearby graduate programs and research centers 
• Compact Department size, engendering collegial interactions among students, faculty and staff
•  Home in the new Mathematics & Science Center building (above), with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities
... all enroute to the Ph.D. in Physics, or combined Physics Ph.D./ Computer Science M.S. degree.

The research directions in the Department are focused in two principal areas that are currently among the most active and exciting in the basic and applied sciences:
Soft Condensed Matter Physics addresses the properties of materials that display both fluid and solid properties (“complex fluids”).  Our experimental work examines the connection between microscopic and macroscopic properties of these materials by using cutting-edge imaging, rheology, and microfluidic techniques.  Our theoretical work uses a variety of computational and modeling approaches to address both equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of soft matter.  For more detailed accounts of our research in thesd areas, see the faculty web pages of Boettcher, Family, Hentschel, Koehler, Segre and Weeks.
Molecular Biophysics addresses the relationships between molecular structure and dynamics and biological function.  Experimental spectroscopic investigations of biocatalysis in proteins and enzymes use a variety of steady-state and time-resolved methods, with special expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation in electron paramagnetic, Mössbauer and quadrupole double resonance techniques.  Experimental imaging approaches to elucidating cellular and biomolecular processes use optical absorbance and fluorescence, with particular expertise in fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, near-field optics, and single molecule detection.  For more detailed accounts of our research in these areas, see the faculty web pages of Berland, Day, Finzi, Huynh, Rasnik and Warncke.
In addition to the above two areas, the Program also offers research in semiconductor theory (Bajaj) and in particle theory/cosmology (Benson).


Participation in Emory’s Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO) Program for three semesters introduces our students to current pedagogical principles and practices.  Students gain first-hand experience by being instructors in an undergraduate laboratory course, and by working closely with a faculty member as a co-teacher for one lecture course.
The Graduate School’s requirements for the M.S. degree include 24 semester hours of course, seminar, or research credit and a thesis.  These requirements take an average of
three to four semesters to complete.  The requirements for the Ph.D. include full residence (12 semester hours) for at least four semesters beyond the master’s level, and a doctoral dissertation.  During the full-residence period, 48 semester hours of credit are accumulated.  Of these, 24 hours are in courses, directed study or seminars, and 8 hours are in areas outside physics.


Our graduate students receive full funding, including a tuition waiver, competitive stipend ($20,000 for 12 months), and travel support.  These awards are renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance.  The department nominates eligible applicants for the George W. Woodruff Fellowship or the Emory Minority Graduate Fellowship, two school-wide fellowships that recognize outstanding candidates for admission.
Atlanta’s cost of living ranks among the lowest of the nation’s metropolitan areas.  Students may choose to live on campus or select from a wide range of options in apartments and houses in the residential neighborhoods that surround the campus.
Atlanta is a metropolitan area with a population of more than 7 million.  It offers many cultural and recreational opportunities, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a resident opera company, a resident repertory theater, a ballet company, a variety of contemporary music venues and professional sports.
There are 6,400 students in the undergraduate college and 5,400 students in the eight graduate and professional schools.  Students are drawn to Emory from around the world.
Emory University is a private university with a national reputation for scholarly and educational excellence.  Expansion at Emory accelerated after 1980, when the Robert W. Woodruff gift boosted Emory’s endowment, now sixth in the nation.  The Emory University Graduate School has awarded advanced degrees since 1929, and many of its graduates occupy positions of leadership in education and research.  A total of 168 Ph.D. degrees were awarded last year.
The application deadline is January 3. GRE General Test scores are required, and international students whose native language is not English must provide scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Apply on-line at: Awards are generally made by April 1.  Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age or veteran status.


Bajaj, Krishan.  Charles T. Winship Professor.  Ph.D., Purdue, 1966.  Theoretical solid state physics.
Benson, Katherine.  Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Harvard, 1991.  Particle theory; cosmology.
Berland, Keith.  Associate Professor.   Ph.D., Illinois, 1995.  Experimental biophysics.
Boettcher, Stefan.  Assistant Professor.  Ph.D., Washington (St. Louis) 1993.  Statistical physics; critical phenomena.
Jed Brody  Lecturer.   Ph.D., Georgia Inst. of Technology, 2003. Photovoltaics.
Chen, Robert L.W.  Professor.    Ph.D., Syracuse, 1960.  Quantum mechanics.
Coleman, Robert.  Senior Lecturer.   M.S., Emory, 1974.  Radioecology.
Day, Edmund.  Associate Professor.  Ph.D., Stanford, 1973.  Experimental biophysics.
DuVarney, Raymond.  Associate Professor, Chair.   Ph.D., Clark, 1968.  Adaptive Optics.
Family, Fereydoon.  Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor.  Ph.D., Clark, 1974.  Theoretical condensed matter physics.
Finzi, Laura.  Associate Professor.   Ph.D., New Mexico, 1990.  Experimental biophysics.
Hentschel, H. George E.  Professor. Ph.D., Cambridge, 1978.  Theoretical and statistical physics; biocomplexity.
Huynh, Boi Hanh.  Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor. Ph.D., Columbia, 1974.  Experimental biophysics. 
Koehler, Stephan.  Assistant Professor.
Ph.D., Chicago, 1997.  Experimental soft condensed matter physics.
Perkowitz, Sidney. Charles Howard Candler Professor.  Ph.D., Pennsylvania, 1967.  Experimental solid state physics; science writing.
Rao, P. Venugopala.  Associate Professor. Ph.D., Oregon, 1964.  Experimental nuclear physics.
Rasnik, Ivan.  Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Campinas, Brasil, 2000.  Experimental biophysics.
Segre, Philip.  Assistant Professor.
Ph.D., Maryland, 1993.  Experimental soft condensed matter physics.
Warncke, Kurt. Associate Professor,  Director of Graduate Studies. Ph.D., Pennsylvania, 1990.  Experimental biophysics.
Weeks, Eric.  Associate Professor.   Director of Undergraduate Studies.   Ph.D., Texas, 1997. Experimental soft condensed matter physics.
Williamon, Richard.  Senior Lecturer.   Ph.D., Florida, 1972.  Experimental astronomy.

Ms. Yolonda Williams, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Physics, Emory University
400 Dowman Drive
N201 Mathematics and Science Center
Atlanta, GA  30322-2430 
phone (404) 727-8037, fax (404) 727-0873
email:  asc AT
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