The Department of Physics at Syracuse University has been educating students and carrying out research for over 125 years. Our faculty members, research associates, graduate students, and undergraduate majors are active in fields ranging from biological and condensed matter physics, through cosmology and particle physics, to gravitational wave detection and astrophysics.

Physics attempts to understand how the world works; from the very small scales inside the nucleus of an atom to the very largest scales in the Universe; from the behavior of the most basic constituents of matter to the rich and diverse phenomena that arise when many simple components interact together. We have internationally recognized research groups working in all of these areas; from soft condensed matter and biological physics to elementary particle physics and cosmology and the search for gravitational waves

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2010

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Measurement of σ(pp -> bb-X) at √s=7 TeV in the Forward Region, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and Alessandra Borgia

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Prompt K0S Production in pp Collisions at √s=0.9 TeV, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and Alessandra Borgia

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Prompt K_short Production in pp Collisions at sqrt(s)=0.9 TeV, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and Alessandra Borgia

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Roadmap for Selected Key Measurements of LHCb, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and Alessandra Borgia

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Model-Independent Determination of the Strong-Phase Difference Between D^0 and D^0-bar-> K^0_S,L h^+ h^- (h=pi,K) and its Impact on the Measurement of the CKM angle gamma/phi_3, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and N. Horwitz

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Model-Independent Determination of the Strong-Phase Difference Between D0 and D0 → K0S,L h+h- (h=π,K) and its Impact on the Measurement of the CKM angle γ/φ3, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and N. Horwitz

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Analysis of D+ → K-π+ e+ νe and D+ → K- π+ μ+ νμ Semileptonic Decays, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and Sadia Khalil

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Analysis of D+ to K- pi+ e+ nu_e and D+ to K- pi+ mu+ nu_mu Semileptonic Decays, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and Sadia Khalil

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Branching Fractions for chi_cJ -> p p-bar pi^0, p p-bar eta, and p p-bar omega, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and R. Mountain

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Branching Fractions for ΧcJ → ppπ0, ppη, and ppω, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and T. Skwarnicki

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Search for Rare and Forbidden Decays of Charm and Charmed-Strange Mesons to Final States h^+- e^-+ e^+, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and T. Skwarnicki

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Search for Rare and Forbidden Decays of Charm and Charmed-Strange Mesons to Final States h+- e-+ e+, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and T. Skwarnicki

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Study of psi(2S) Decays to gamma p bar{p}, pi^0 p bar{p} and eta p bar{p} and Search for p bar{p} Threshold Enhancements, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and T. Skwarnicki

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Study of Ψ(2S) Decays to γpp, π0pp and η pp and Search for pp Threshold Enhancements, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and T. Skwarnicki

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Upsilon(1S)->Gamma+f2'(1525); f2'(1525)->K0sK0s Decays, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, S. Blusk, and T. Skwarnicki

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ϒ(1S)→γf'2(1525); f'2(1525)->K0sK0s Decays, Raymond Mountain, Marina Artuso, T. Skwarnicki, and S. Stone

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Microstrip Superconducting Quantum Interference Device Amplifiers with Submicron Josephson Junctions: Enhanced Gain at Gigahertz Frequencies, Britton Plourde, M. P. DeFeo, P. Bhupathi, Kang Yu, and T. W. Heitmann

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Vortex Dynamics in Superconducting Channels with Periodic Constrictions, Britton Plourde, Kang Yu, M.B.S. Hesselberth, and P. H. Kes

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Nonperturbative Results for Yang-Mills Theories, Francesco Sannino and Joseph Schechter

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Light Scalar Puzzle in QCD, Joseph Schechter, Amir H. Fariborz, and Renata Jora

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Nonperturbative Results for Yang-Mills Theories, Joseph Schechter and Francesco Sannino

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Plasmonic Light-trapping and Quantum Efficiency Measurements on Nanocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells and Silicon-On-Insulator Devices, Eric A. Schiff, Hui Zhao, Birol Ozturk, Baojie Yan, and Jeff Yang

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Kaluza-Klein Theory with Torsion Confined to the Extra-Dimension, Karthik H. Shankar and Kameshwar C. Wali

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Logic is to the Quantum as Geometry is to Gravity, Rafael D. Sorkin

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To What Type of Logic Does the "Tetralemma" Belong?, Rafael D. Sorkin

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S-waves and the Extraction of Beta_s, Sheldon Stone

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Interaction of Atomic and Molecular Hydrogen with Tholin Surfaces at Low Temperatures, Gianfranco Vidali, Ling Li, and Hui Zhao

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A Unified Approach to Cosmic Acceleration, Scott Watson, Minjoon Park, and Kathryn M. Zurek

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Vortex Dynamics in Superconducting Channels with Periodic Constrictions, Kang Yu, M.B.S. Hesselberth, P. H. Kes, and B.L.T. Plourde

2009

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Aether Unleashed, Christian Armendariz-Picon and Alberto Diez-Tejedor

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Feasibility of Measuring the Shapiro Time Delay over Meter-Scale Distances, Stefan Ballmer, S. Marka, and P. Shawhan

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Two-Dimensional Matter: Order, Curvature and Defects, Mark Bowick and Luca Giomi

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Smectic Polymer Vesicles, Mark Bowick, Lin Jia, and Xiangjun Xing

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Anti-de Sitter Space from Supersymmetric Gauge Theory, Simon Catterall

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First Results from Simulations of Supersymmetric Lattices, Simon Catterall

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Supersymmetric Lattices - a Brief Introduction, Simon Catterall

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Supersymmetric Lattices - A Brief Introduction, Simon Catterall

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Probes of Nearly Conformal Behavior in Lattice Simulations of Minimal Walking Technicolor, Simon Catterall, Joel Giedt, Francesco Sannino, and Joe Schneible

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Exact Lattice Supersymmetry, Simon Catterall, David B. Kaplan, and Mithat Unsal

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Extracting Black Hole Physics from the Lattice, Simon Catterall and Toby Wiseman

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Hole Drift Mobility Measurements on a-Si:H using Surface and Uniformly Absorbed Illumination, Steluta A. Dinca, Eric A. Schiff, S. Guha, Baojie Yan, and Jeff Yang

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Simulation of the Zero Temperature Behavior of a 3-Dimensional Elastic Medium, Alan Middleton, David McNamara, and Chen Zeng

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Exact Algorithm for Sampling the 2D Ising Spin Glass, Alan Middleton and Creighton K. Thomas

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Solvent-Washable Polymer Templated Synthesis of Mesoporous Materials and Solic-Acid Nanocatalysts in One-Pot, Richard E. Mishler II, Ankush V. Biradar, Cole T. Duncan, Eric A. Schiff, and Tewodros Asefa

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Reducing Microwave Loss in Superconducting Resonators due to Trapped Vortices, Britton Plourde, C. Song, M. P. DeFeo, and Kang Yu

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Microwave Response of Vortices in Superconducting Thin Films of Re and Al, Britton Plourde, C. Song, T. W. Heitmann, M. P. DeFeo, and Kang Yu

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Global Aspects of the Scalar Meson Puzzle, Joseph Schechter, Amir H. Fariborz, and Renata Jora

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Gauged Linear Sigma Model and Pion-Pion Scattering, Joseph Schechter, Amir H. Fariborz, Nae Woong Park, and M. Naeem Shahid

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Perturbed S3 Neutrinos, Joseph Schechter, Renata Jora, and M. Naeem Shahid

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The Hunt for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider, Joseph Schechter and Pran Nath

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Carrier Drift-Mobilities and Solar Cell Models for Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Silicon, Eric A. Schiff

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Transit Time Measurements of Charge Carriers in Disordered Silicons: Amorphous, Nanocrystalline, and Nanoporous, Eric A. Schiff

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ArgoNeuT: A Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Test in the NuMI Beamline, Mitchell Soderberg

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Liquid-Argon Time Projection Chambers in the U.S, Mitchell Soderberg

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MicroBooNE: A New Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Experiment, Mitchell Soderberg

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A Regenerable Filter for Liquid Argon Purification, Mitchell Soderberg and A. Curioni

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Is the Spacetime Metric Euclidean Rather than Lorentzian?, Rafael D. Sorkin

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Observing the Evolution of the Universe, Scott Watson

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Reevaluating the Cosmological Origin of Dark Matter, Scott Watson

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A Non-Thermal WIMP Miracle, Scott Watson, Bobby Samir Acharya, Gordon Kane, and Piyush Kumar

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CMBPol Mission Concept Study: Probing Inflation with CMB Polarization, Scott Watson, Daniel Baumann, Mark G. Jackson, and Peter Adshead

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PAMELA Satellite Data as a Signal of Non-Thermal Wino LSP Dark Matter, Scott Watson, Gordon Kane, and Ran Lu

2008

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Nematic and Polar Order in Active Filament Solutions, A. Ahmadi, Tanniemola B. Liverpool, and M. Cristina Marchetti

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Hydrodynamics of Isotropic and Liquid Crystalline Active Polymer Solutions, Aphrodite Ahmadi, M. Cristina Marchetti, and Tanniemola B. Liverpool

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Where does Cosmological Perturbation Theory Break Down?, Christian Armendariz-Picon, Michele Fontanini, Riccardo Penco, and Mark Trodden

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Bayesian Limits on Primordial Isotropy Breaking, Christian Armendariz-Picon and Larne Pekowsky

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Nonequilibrium Steady States of Driven Periodic Media, Leon Balents, M. Cristina Marchetti, and Leo Radzihovsky

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Enhanced Diffusion and Ordering of Self-Propelled Rods, Aparna Baskaran and M. Cristina Marchetti

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Hydrodynamics of Self-Propelled Hard Rods, Aparna Baskaran and M. Cristina Marchetti

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A Hydrodynamic Approach to the Bose-Glass Transition, Panayotis Benetatos and M. Cristina Marchetti

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Hydrodynamics of Liquids of Arbitrarily Curved Flux-Lines and Vortex Loops, Panayotis Benetatos and M. Cristina Marchetti

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Plasticity in Current-Driven Vortex Lattices, Panayotis Benetatos and M. Cristina Marchetti

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Elastic Theory of Defects in Toroidal Crystals, Mark Bowick and Luca Giomi

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Toroidal Crystals, Mark Bowick and Luca Giomi

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Vacancy Diffusion in the Triangular Lattice Dimer Model, Mark Bowick, Monwhea Jeng, Werner Krauth, Jennifer Schwarz, and Xiangjun Xing

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Topological Defects in Spherical Nematics, Mark Bowick, Homin Shin, and Xiangjun Xing

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Gluinos Condensing at the CCNI: 4096 CPUs Weigh in, Simon Catterall, Joel Giedt, Richard Brower, George T. Fleming, and Pavlos Vranas

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Lattice Super-Yang-Mills Using Domain Wall Fermions in the Chiral Limit, Simon Catterall, Joel Giedt, Richard Brower, George T. Fleming, and Pavlos Vranas

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Phase Diagram of SU(2) with 2 Flavors of Dynamical Adjoint Quarks, Simon Catterall, Joel Giedt, Francesco Sannino, and Joe Schneible

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Lattice Actions for Yang-Mills Quantum Mechanics with Exact Supersymmetry, Simon Catterall and Anosh Joseph

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Exact Lattice Supersymmetry: the Two-Dimensional N = 2 Wess-Zumino Model, Simon Catterall and Sergey Karamov

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Black Hole Thermodynamics from Simulations of Lattice Yang-Mills Theory, Simon Catterall and Toby Wiseman

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Dynamical Transition in Sliding Charge-Density Waves with Quenched Disorder, Lee-Wen Chen, Leon Balents, Matthew P. A. Fisher, and M. Cristina Marchetti

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SU(5) Grand Unification on a Domain-Wall Brane from an E_6-Invariant Action, Aharon Davidson, Damien P. George, Archil Kobakhidze, Raymond R. Volkas, and Kameshwar C. Wali

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Depinning in a Two-Layer Model of Plastic Flow, Pierre Le Doussal, M. Cristina Marchetti, and Kay Jorg Wiese

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Vortex Dynamics and Defects in Simulated Flux Flow, Michael Chance Faleski, M. Cristina Marchetti, and Alan Middleton

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Complex Spontaneous Flows and Concentration Banding in Active Polar Films, Luca Giomi, M. Cristina Marchetti, and Tanniemola B. Liverpool

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Picovoltmeter for Probing Vortex Dynamics in a Single Weak-Pinning Corbino Channel, T. W. Heitmann, Kang Yu, C. Song, M P. DeFeo, and B.L.T. Plourde

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Mode-Locking in Driven Disordered Systems as a Boundary-Value Problem, William Kung and M. Cristina Marchetti

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Poisson-Bracket Approach to the Dynamics of Bent-Core Molecules, William Kung and M. Cristina Marchetti

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Hydrodynamics of Polar Liquid Crystals, William Kung, M. Cristina Marchetti, and Karl Saunders

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Organization and Instabilities of Entangled Active Polar Filaments, Tanniemola B. Liverpool and M. Cristina Marchetti

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Rheology of Active Filament Solutions, Tanniemola B. Liverpool and M. Cristina Marchetti

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Mechanical Response of Active Gels, Tanniemola B. Liverpool, M. Cristina Marchetti, J-F. Joanny, and J. Prost

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Depinning and Plasticity of Driven Disordered Lattices, M. Cristina Marchetti

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Models of Plastic Depinning of Driven Disordered Systems, M. Cristina Marchetti

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Driven Depinning of Strongly Disordered Media and Anisotropic Mean-Field Limits, M. Cristina Marchetti, Alan Middleton, Karl Saunders, and J. M. Schwarz

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Patterned Geometries and Hydrodynamics at the Vortex Bose Glass Transition, M. Cristina Marchetti and David R. Nelson

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Vortex Physics in Confined Geometries, M. Cristina Marchetti and David R. Nelson

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Interstitials, Vacancies and Dislocations in Flux-Line Lattices: A Theory of Vortex Crystals, Supersolids and Liquids, M. Cristina Marchetti and Leo Radzihovsky