Faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Distinguished Professors

Dill, Ken, Ph.D., 1978, UCSD, La Jolla: Physical Biology.

Lattimer, James M., Ph.D., 1976, University of Texas: Nuclear, neutrino and high- energy astrophysics; supernovae, neutron stars, dense matter; grain formation; isotopic anomalies in meteorites.

Likharev, Konstantin K. , Ph.D., 1969, Moscow State University, Russia: Mesoscopic physics.

Jung, Chang Kee, Ph.D., 1986, Indiana University: Experimental high-energy physics.

McCoy, Barry M. , Ph.D., 1967, Harvard University.C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics.  Theoretical physics; statistical mechanics.

Shuryak, Edward, Ph.D., 1974, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia: Theoretical nuclear physics.

Sterman, George , Director of C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics. Ph.D., 1974, University of Maryland: Theoretical physics.

Van Nieuwenhuizen, Peter , Ph.D., 1971, University of Utrecht, Netherlands. C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics.  Theoretical physics; quantum field theory.

 

Distinguished Teaching Professors

Metcalf, Harold J., Ph.D., 1967, Brown University: Atomic physics; laser cooling and trapping; atom optics; precision stark spectroscopy; lasers and optics.

Hemmick, Thomas, Ph.D., 1989, University of Rochester: Experimental nuclear physics; relativistic heavy ions.

 

Professors

Abanov, Alexander, Ph.D., 1997, University of Chicago: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics.

Allen, Philip B., Ph.D., 1969, University of California, Berkeley: Theoretical condensed matter physics.

Alvarez-Gaume, Luis, Director, Simons Center, Ph.D., 1980, Stony Brook University: Theoretical Physics and Cosmology.

Averin, Dmitri V., Ph.D., 1987, Moscow State University, Russia: Theoretical condensed matter physics.

Deshpande, Abhay, Ph.D., 1995, Yale University: Nucleon spin and heavy ion physics

Drees, Klaus Axel, Chair of the Department, Ph.D., 1989, University of Heidelberg, Germany: Experimental nuclear physics; relativistic heavy ions.

Goldhaber, Alfred S. , Ph.D., 1964, Princeton University. C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics:  Theoretical physics; nuclear theory; particle physics.

Gonzalez-Garcia, Concha , Ph.D., 1991, Universidad de Valencia, Spain. C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics.  Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics

Hobbs, John, Ph.D., 1991, University of Chicago: Experimental high-energy physics.

Kharzeev, Ph.D., 1990, Moscow State University: Heavy ion physics and partlcle theory.

Koch, Peter M., Ph.D., 1974, Yale University: Experimental atomic physics; quantum chaos; nonlinear dynamics.

Komargodski, Zohar, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, 2008: Theoretical Physics.

Korepin, Vladimir , Ph.D., 1977, Leningrad University, Russia: C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics: Theoretical physics.

Kumar, Krishna S., Ph.D. 1990, Syracuse University. Experimental nuclear and heavy ion physics.

Litvinenko, Vladimir, Ph.D. 1989, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia: Accelerator physics and free electron lasers.

McCarthy, Robert L., Ph.D., 1971, University of California, Berkeley: Experimental high-energy physics.

Mendez, Emilio E., Director, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, BNL. Ph.D., 1979, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Experimental condensed matter physics.

Mihaly, Laszlo, Ph.D., 1977, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary: Experimental condensed matter physics.

Misewich, James, Ph.D., 1984, Cornell University: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics.

Nekrasov, Nikita , Ph.D. 1996, Princeton University. Simons Center for Geometry and Physics: Mathematical physics.

Perna, Rosalba, Ph.D., Harvard University, 1999. High Energy Astrophysics.

Rastelli, Leonardo , Ph.D., 2000, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: String Theory.

Rocek, Martin , Ph.D., 1979, Harvard University. C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics:Theoretical physics: supersymmetry and supergravity.

Rijssenbeek, Michael, Ph.D., 1979, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands: Experimental high-energy physics.

Shrock, Robert , Ph.D., 1975, Princeton University. C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics: Theoretical physics; gauge theories; statistical mechanics.

Siegel, Warren , Ph.D., 1977, University of California, Berkeley. C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics: Theoretical physics; strings.

Stephens, Peter W., Ph.D., 1978, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Experimental condensed matter physics. Verbaarschot, Jacobus J.M., Graduate Program Director, Ph.D., 1982, University of Utrecht, Netherlands: Theoretical physics.

Verbaarschot, Jacobus J., Ph.D., University of Utrecht, 1982. Graduate Program Director: Theoretical physics, strong interactions, random matrix theory.

Walter, Fredrick M., Ph.D., 1981, University of California, Berkeley: Stellar astrophysics, including X-ray optical and infrared photometry and spectroscopy; pre-main sequence objects.

Weinacht, Thomas, Ph.D., 2000, University of Michigan: Quantum Optics and Atomic Physics. Zahed, Ismail, Ph.D., 1983, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Theoretical nuclear physics.

Zahed, Ismail, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983: Theoretical nuclear

 

 

Associate Professors

Calder, Alan, Ph.D., 1997, Vanderbilt University: Observational Astronomy

Dawber, Matthew, Ph.D., 2003, Cambridge University: Experimental condensed matter physics

Du, Xu, Assistant Professor, Ph.D, University of Florida, 2004. Experimental condensed matter physics.

Essig, Rouven, Ph.D., 2008, Rutgers University.C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics: Theoretical particle physics.

Fernandez-Serra, Maria Victoria, Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2005: Computational condensed matter.

Herzog, Christopher, Ph.D., 2002, Princeton University. C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics: Theoretical physics.

Koda, Jin, Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 2002. Astronomy.

McGrew, Clark, Ph.D., 1994, University of California Irvine: Experimental High Energy Physics.

Meade, Patrick, Ph.D. , 2006, Cornell University: phenomenological and theoretical explorations of the terascale. theoretical physics.

Schneble, Dominik A., Ph.D., 2002, University of Konstanz: Experimental atomic physics, ultracold quantum gases.

Teaney, Derek. Ph.D., 2001 Stony Brook University: Nuclear theory.

Tsybychev, Dmitri, Ph.D., 2004 University of Florida: Experimental high energy physics.

Zingale, Michael, Ph.D. 2000, University of Chicago: Computational astrophysics.

 

Assistant Professors

Allison, Thomas, Ph.D., 2010, University of California at Berkeley: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Experiment.

Figueroa, Eden, Ph.D. , 2008, University of Calgary/University of Konstanz, 2008: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Experiment.

Kiryluk, Joanna, Ph.D., 2000, University of Warsaw: Neutrino physics.

Liu, Mengkun, Ph.D., 2012, Boston University: Condensed Matter – experimental and device physics.

Loverde, Marilena, Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University. C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics: Cosmology.

Piacquadio, Giacinto, Ph.D., 2010, University of Freiburg: Experimental High Energy Physics.

Sehgal, Neelima, Ph.D., 2008, Rutgers University: Galaxies and cosmology.

Syritsyn, Sergey, Ph.D., 2010, MIT: Theorectical Nuclear Physics.

Vafaei-Najafabadi, Navid, Ph.D., UCLA, 2016: Experimental Accelerator Physics.

von der Linden, Anja, Ph.D., 2007, Ludwig Maximilian Universitaet Muenchen: Astrophysics.

Wei, Tzu-Chieh, Ph.D., 2005,University of Illinois, Urbana. C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics: Theoretical Particle physics.

Wilking, Michael, PhD., 2009, University of Colorado, Boulder: Experimental High Energy physics.

 

Brookhaven Professor

Ben-Zvi, Ilan, Ph.D., 1967, Weizmann Institute, Israel: Accelerator and beam physics.

 

Research Faculty

Grannis, Paul D., Emeritus, Ph.D.,1965, University of California, Berkeley: Experimental high-energy physics.

Nomerotski, Andrei, Ph.D., 1996, University of Padua: Cosmology and Instrumentation.

Semenov, Vasili, Ph.D., 1975, Moscow State University: Experimental condensed matter physics.

Swesty, Douglas, Ph.D., 1993, Stony Brook University: Computational astrophysics.

da Via, Cinazia, Ph.D., University of Glasgow, 1997: Experimental high Energy Phytsics.

 

Adjunct Faculty

Bergeman, Thomas, Ph.D., 1971, Harvard University: Theoretical atomic physics, interaction of light and matter, laser cooling, Bose condensation.

Eisaman, Matthew, Ph.D. , 2006, Harvard University: Experimental Condensed Mater Physics.

Gu, Genda, Ph.D,, 1989, Harbin Inst. Of Technology: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics.

Hao, Yue, Ph.D., 2008, Indiana University: Accelerator physics.

Karsch, Frithjof, Ph.D. 1982, University of Bielefeld: Lattice QCD.

Kayran, Dmitry, Ph.D., Novosibirsk State University, 2001:. Accelerator Physics.

Ku, Wei, Ph.D., 2000, University of Tennessee: Theoretical condensed matter physics.

Petrovic, Cedomir, Ph.D., 2000, Florida State University: Condensed matter physics.

Takai, Helio, Ph.D., 1986, Rio de Janeiro: Experimental particle & heavy ion physics.

Venugopalan, Raju, Ph.D., 1992, Stony Brook University: Theoretical nuclear physics.

Zhu, Yimei, Ph.D., 1987, Nagoya University: Condensed matter physics.

 

Emiritus

Yang, Chen Ning , Emeritus. Ph.D., 1948, University of Chicago. C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics. Theoretical physics; field theory; statistical mechanics; particle physics.

 

Affiliated Faculty

Jia, Jangyong, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2003:  Experimental Relativistic Nuclear Physics.

Lacey, Roy, Ph.D., 1987, Stony Brook University. Departement of Chemistry: High Energy Nuclear Physics.

Johnson, Christopher J., Ph.D., 2011, University of California San Diego. Department of Chemistry: Atomic and Molecular Physics.

Oganov, Artem, Ph.D., 2002, University College, London. Department of Geosciences: Geophysics.

Wang, Jin, Ph.D. 1991, University of Illinois: Department of Chemistry: Biology of physics.

 

Number of teaching, graduate, and research assistants, Fall 2017: 154