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Astronomy and Astrophysics

Structure and evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy, exoplanets and their host stars, binary stars as probes of star and planet formation and structure, high-resolution imaging, interferometry, precision astrometry, and instrument development for large telescopes.

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Biomedical physics and optical imaging methods of biological materials.

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Condensed Matter Physics

Magnetism, strongly correlated many-body systems, numerical methods, properties of polymers, thin-film and nanoparticle deposition using pulsed laser deposition, and spectroscopy of materials.

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High-Energy Physics

High-energy nuclear physics, relativistic heavy ions, and high-energy astro-particle physics.

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Advanced materials and nanostructures for microelectronics and optoelectronics, scanning probe and electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy, nanoscale friction/adhesion (nanotribology) through the manipulation of nanoparticles, high-resolution scanning probe microscopy.