University of Southern California

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Physics and Astronomy

Seeley G. Mudd Building 408
Main: (213) 740-0848; Undergraduate: (213) 740-1140; Graduate: (213) 740-8685
FAX: (213) 740-8094
Email: physics@dornsife.usc.edu
dornsife.usc.edu/physics

Chair: Hans Bozler, Ph.D.

Faculty

University Professor and Professor of Physics and Education: Lloyd Armstrong, Jr.

Presidential Professor of Physics and Medicine: Murray Gell-Mann, Ph.D.

Professors: Itzhak Bars, Ph.D.; Gerd Bergmann, Ph.D.; N. Eugene Bickers, Ph.D.*; Hans M. Bozler, Ph.D.; P. Daniel Dapkus, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering); Werner D├Ąppen, Ph.D.*; Jack Feinberg, Ph.D.*; Christopher M. Gould, Ph.D.*; Martin A. Gundersen, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering); Stephan Haas, Ph.D.*; Robert W. Hellwarth, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering); Clifford Johnson, Ph.D.*; Darrell L. Judge, Ph.D.; Rajiv Kalia, Ph.D.; Vitaly Kresin, Ph.D.; Joseph Kunc, Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering); Anthony J. Levi, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering); Daniel Lidar, Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering); Anupam Madhukar, Ph.D. (Materials Science); Aiichiro Nakano, Ph.D. (Computer Science); Dennis Nemeschansky, Ph.D.; Elena Pierpaoli, Ph.D.; Krzysztof Pilch, Ph.D.; Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., Ph.D.*; Hubert Saleur, Ph.D.; Robin Shakeshaft, Ph.D.; Armand Tanguay, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering); Priya Vashishta, Ph.D. (Materials Science); Andrey Vilesov, Ph.D. (Chemistry); William G. Wagner, Ph.D.; Nicholas P. Warner, Ph.D.*; Paolo Zanardi, Ph.D.

Associate Professors: Todd A. Brun, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering); Jia Grace Lu, Ph.D.; Richard S. Thompson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors: James Boedicker, Ph.D.; Mohamed El-Naggar, Ph.D.; Christoph A. Haselwandter, Ph.D.; Michelle Povinelli, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering); Susumu Takahashi, Ph.D. (Chemistry)

Professors (Research): Leonid Didkovsky, Ph.D.; Geraldine J. Peters, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Research): Rosa Di Felice, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors (Research): Lorenzo Campos Venuti, Ph.D.; Loris Colombo, Ph.D.; Ken-ichi Nomura, Ph.D.

Emeriti Professors: Robert K. Cole, Ph.D.; Melvin A. Daybell, Ph.D.; Harriet H. Forster, Ph.D.; Tu-Nan Chang, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor (Research): Chung-Yung (Robert) Wu, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or college teaching award.

Degree Programs

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers the Bachelor of Science in Physics, Bachelor of Science in Astronomy, Bachelor of Science in Physics/Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy, Bachelor of Science in Biophysics, Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences, a minor in physics or astronomy, Master of Science in Physics, Master of Science in Physics for Business Applications, Master of Arts in Physics and Doctor of Philosophy in Physics.