University of Alabama

University of Alabama

Graduate Program in Physics and Astronomy


Box 870336

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Physics and Astronomy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Graduate Study at the University of Alabama Department of Physics and Astronomy Graduate assistantships and fellowships are available at The University of Alabama in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for students pursuing Ph.D. degrees in physics. The department has strong theoretical and experimental research programs in astronomy and astrophysics, condensed matter, high-energy, collider, particle and molecular physics. Details of research programs can be found on the departmental website. Graduate students typically enter on teaching assistantships or fellowships and choose their research program during the first year. Students earning a score above the 60th percentile on the physics subject GRE automatically qualify for the Ph.D. program. For transfer students, prior graduate work consisting of up to 1/2 of the course requirement for the Ph.D. degree can be transferred. Annual stipends for teaching and research assistantships as well as fellowships provide financial support of approximately $22,300, enough to afford complete living expenses. For those receiving stipends, tuition and fees are waived and health insurance is free. Research Specialties at the University of Alabama Department of Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Observational and theoretical astronomy galaxy interactions and morphology active galaxies and quasars galaxy and gas dynamics in clusters of galaxies the cosmological distance scale X-ray astronomy Chandra and Hubble Space Telescopes, among others the 0.9-meter and 0.6-meter telescopes of the SARA consortium Condensed Matter Theoretical condensed matter physics magnetic materials and devices for information storage media spintronic materials novel storage strategies high-Tc superconductivity Experimental condensed matter physics spin transport spin dynamics neutron and xray scattering spintronic devices Particle Physics Theoretical particle physics noncommutative physics field theory quantum black holes phenomenology of supersymmetry Experimental particle physics astroparticle physics, including IceCube and HAWC neutrino properties electroweak interactions instrumentation for particle physics experiments detection of trace radioactivity collider (LHC) physics Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive Institution Sector: Public Locale: Midsize City Size & Setting: 30,000+

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Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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