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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, and Optical Physics
 
Experiment
 
Theory
 
Biological and Soft Matter Physics
 
Experiment
 
Theory
Nanoscience and Condensed Matter Physics
 
Experiment
 
 
Theory
Solar and Energy Sciences
 
 

Astrophysics theory: Sarah Loebman, joining the faculty in fall 2020

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