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					             The University of Iowa

Graduate students:
   • 6400 total
   • from >100 countries




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         Where we are




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 Iowa City is a fun place to live




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Our department’s two buildings:



                         Van Allen Hall




                         Iowa Advanced
                         Technology Labs




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                    Research areas

         Particle               Condensed Matter
         Nuclear                Optics
                                Photonics
Astronomy                       Quantum Electronics
Atomic/Molecular
Plasma                Interdisciplinary:
Space                    Mathematical Physics
                         Medical Imaging
                         Nonlinear Dynamics

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                    Our research funding

External funding = $11.2 million per year
Per faculty member, this is one of the best in the
Big Ten




   • Funding is important because:
   • It’s a measure of peer review
   • It pays for stipends, travel & labs

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       Typical courses the first year of grad school

Fall Semester
    • Classical Mechanics
    • Electricity and Magnetism I
    • Quantum Mechanics I

Spring Semester
   • Statistical Mechanics
   • Electricity and Magnetism II
   • Quantum Mechanics II
This sequence prepares a student for the Qualifying Exam
(beginning of your second year)

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                   Financial support

STIPENDS (AY05-06)
   Nine months
      Teaching Asst. $18,000
      Research Asst. $18,500
   Summer
       $2,000 - $2,055 / month
      up to 3 months
HEALTH INSURANCE




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                    Teaching assistants

    Most 1st year
    students are
supported as TA’s




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   Choosing a research advisor




Research Seminar        Meeting faculty
for 1st year students



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          Student research experience




in the lab            giving a talk at an
with advisor          American Physical Society
                      meeting


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                        Astronomy
Theory
Observation
  • Radio & X-ray telescopes
  • Spacecraft
  • Our own optical telescopes in Arizona




 Faculty: Gayley, Gurnett, Kaaret, Lang, Mutel, Scudder,
 Spangler, (plus search for new faculty member)

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                Atomic & Molecular Physics

We’re interdisciplinary -
you may choose an advisor in:
   •our department
   •or the Department of Chemistry

Faculty:
   Physics & Astronomy: Kleiber, Skiff
   Chemistry:            Grassian, Jensen, Young




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                     Condensed Matter
We’ve grown:
  > 11 labs
Quantum-mechanical topics:
  semiconductor spintronics & optoelectronics,
  superconductivity, magnetism
Soft-condensed-matter topics:
   colloidal crystals
Faculty:
   Boggess, Flatté, Goree, Prineas, Pryor,
   Schweitzer, Smirl, Wohlgenannt

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                     Medical Imaging

We’re part of the largest research hospital in the USA
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Nuclear Medicine
Faculty:
    Hichwa, Madsen




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              Particle & Nuclear Physics


Experiments at:
   Fermilab Higgs particle search
   SLAC     CP-violation studies
Theory

Faculty:
   Klink, Mallik, Meurice, Newsom, Onel,
   Payne, Polyzou, Reno, Rodgers



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           Photonics & Quantum Electronics


Experiment & theory
Topics:
   spin & exciton dynamics
   nano-scale structures
   optoelectronic devices
   nonlinear optics
Faculty:
   Andersen, Boggess, Flatté, Prineas, Pryor, Smirl,
   Wohlgenannt

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                    Plasma Physics

Experiments & Theory


We have the largest number
of plasma physics faculty
members among all physics
departments in the USA

Faculty:
   D'Angelo, Daughton, Goree, Gurnett, Kletzing,
   Lonngren, Merlino, Scudder, Skiff, Spangler

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                     Space Physics

Exploration of the solar system
Instruments on major spacecraft
Prof. Van Allen :
   winner of the Craaford prize
   = Nobel prize in Astronomy

Faculty:
   D'Angelo, Daughton, Gayley, Gurnett, Kletzing,
   Merlino, Mutel, Scudder, Spangler


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Some of our graduate students




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                       How to apply
Exams
   • GRE General Exam
   • GRE Physics

Application deadline
   February 1


More info:
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  You are welcome to visit us

            We will help
           pay your local
            expenses in
             Iowa City




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                Astronomy




Space Physics




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Atomic & Molecular
                            Plasma Physics
     Physics




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Condensed Matter
                             Photonics &
                              Quantum
                             Electronics




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       Medical Imaging




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  Particle & Nuclear Physics




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