Physics at the University of Arizona
The University of Arizona is one of the top research
universities in the western United States. As one of only 50 universities
nationwide with a coveted "Research 1" designation, we are
ranked #15 amongst all public institutions in the United States in
terms of research funding, and #22 amongst all research institutions,
both public and private. This includes substantial grant funding from
the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, NASA, as
well as numerous other public and private sources.
Within theoretical high-energy physics, current research spans a a broad range, including lattice gauge theory, hadronic physics, perturbative QCD, neutrino physics and astrophysics, string theory, string phenomenology, and physics in extra dimensions. Our Department also has strong programs in related areas such as experimental high-energy physics; theoretical astrophysics; nuclear, heavy-ion, and RHIC-related physics; and applied mathematics.
The Department of Physics is currently engaged in a successful, aggressive, multi-year plan of hiring outstanding new faculty members in all branches of physics. Within just the past five years, more than ten new faculty members have been hired in all branches of physics, including theoretical and experimental high energy physics, nuclear physics, condensed-matter physics, biophysics, theoretical astrophysics, and physics education research. Our plan is to sustain and further enhance our strengths in all of these areas.
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