Review of the Graduate Research Opportunities in Physics at the University of Alabama
Mary Ellen Zvanut
Department of Physics, University of Alabama, Birmingham
October 15, 2008, 4:00pm, Manning Hall 201
Refreshments served at 3:30pm, Manning Hall 222
The UAB Department of Physics offers students opportunities to pursue graduate studies
leading to a PhD degree in physics with specializations in astrophysics, biophysics,
materials physics, optics and laser physics, and computational physics using state-of-the-art
experimental and computational facilities.
Specific research projects vary from manipulating tiny particles imbedded in materials
for improved laser operation to analysis of astronomical bodies using laboratory instrumentation.
The talk will emphasize the fundamental theme of each project and a student’s role
in the work. The various graduate student support options including NIH Training Grants
and NASA Research Fellowships will also be briefly described.