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Category = Physics // Subcategory = Research_Universities
1. Australian National University - Research School of Physics and Engineering The Research School of Physics and Engineering represents Australia's largest university based research and teaching activity in the physics discipline. The School is home to a number of major national facilities such as Australia's largest accelerator and the H1-NF National Stellarator Facility. Hundreds of academics, technical staff and students form the School's greatest asset, its people. This critical mass of researchers is of fundamental importance in fostering the kind of interdisciplinary interactions that create modern research excellence. A testament to the Schools success is its involvement in four ARC Centres of Excellence and its hosting of three Australian research networks.
The underlying impetus of our research is a belief in the fundamental importance of physics to all of science and technology and the key role physics must play in addressing the challenges facing the modern world. For example, in addressing climate change, we must better understand the physics of the atmosphere and develop new clean sources of energy. In medicine, further development of new procedures, such as positron therapy for cancer treatment, will not be possible without advancing the basic physics that underlies them. The communications revolution that is changing the world is driven by physics, and if progress is to continue, research must harness advances in electronic materials, lasers and optoelectronic devices.
There is no better place to study and research physics than The Research School of Physics and Engineering at The Australian National University.
2. Osaka University - Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP) Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP) of Osaka University is the national research center for nuclear physics. We have the ring cyclotron as a main facility and the AVF cyclotron and others. They are open to all researchers not only in Japan but also in the world. New results come out from those researches. Outside of Osaka university we are operating the LEPS facility at SPring-8 which provides high energy gamma rays by Compton scattering of laser lights by energetic electrons. It is used for the study of particle and nuclear physics. We are operating Oto Cosmo observatory for the study of non-accelerator physics. In house theoretical group is active due largely to international collaboration.
4. The University of York- Research in the Department of Physics The Department of Physics has 29 academic staff members, 27 postdoctoral Research Fellows and 22 support staff. The research interests of the Department span a wide range, within both physics and the interactions of physics with other disciplines. The research groups have international recognition, and each group regularly publishes papers in major journals and presents papers at international conferences. The Department has many collaborations with other research groups in the UK and abroad, and contacts with industrial researchers.
The department's major research groups are:
Condensed Matter Theory Nuclear Physics Nanophysics Plasma Physics & Fusion
5. University of Illinois - Physics Education ResearchPhysics Education Research (PER) is research into the learning, understanding and teaching of physics and the application of physics knowledge.
Our group has a broad range of research interests that include the role of mathematics and reflection in physics learning, the organization and deployment of physics knowledge by experts and novices, differences in perception of physical diagrams and motion between experts and novices, transfer studies, the design and implementation of web-based instruction, curriculum reform, and the evaluation of educational assessments.
Experimental techniques and analyses we use in our research include eye-tracking, video analysis, student interviews, web-based log data analysis, and exam question analysis. As a piece of our department's curriculum reform of the introductory sequence, we are in on-going development of web-based instructional materials that include Interactive Examples, Interactive Online Lectures, and Tycho. Our group includes members from both the Physics Department and the School of Education.
6. University of Maryland - Division of Research - PhysicsEnergy: Nanoscale Solutions Sang Bok Lee, an associate professor in the Department of Chemisty and Biochemistry, is investigating the electrochemical properties of nanotube arrays. The nanotubes, which may provide higher energy conductivity, hold promise in the development of supercapacitors that can be used as energy storage devices and small-scale power systems for electronics.