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Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

Research in physics at UC Merced

UC Merced features interdisciplinary research, connecting physics research to chemistry, life sciences and engineering. Our collaborative faculty work with students on a broad range of research topics.


Atomic Molecular &
Optical Physics

Biological and Soft Matter Physics

Biological &
Soft Matter Physics

Nanoscience and Condensed Matter Physics

Nanoscience &
Condensed Matter Physics

Solar and Energy Sciences

Solar & Energy Sciences

Astrophysics and Astronomy

Astrophysics & Astronomy














Affiliate Faculty

The physics group also includes affiliate faculty from other UC Merced graduate groups. Physics students may also carry out their physics graduate research with these groups.

Centers, Institutes and Resources