GRAVITATION THEORY RELATED RESEARCH AT MARYLAND
The Gravity Theory group consists of Professors Dieter Brill, Alessandra Buonanno, Bei-Lok Hu, Ted
Jacobson, Charles Misner
(Emeritus), and Manuel Tiglio,
and Anil Zenginoglu,
and several graduate students.
The interests of the group include classical spacetime geometry and topology,
numerical relativity, gravitational wave physics, cosmology,
quantum field theory in curved spacetime, quantum gravity, and
quantum measurement theory with applications to gravitational wave detectors.
We also have a Gravitation
Experiment Research group with Professors Ho Jung Paik
In related aspects of the Elementary Particle
group, Prof. Kev
Abazajian works on particle astrophysics and cosmology,
and Prof. James
Gates works on aspects of string and supersymmetric field theory.
Professors Cole Miller
and Chris Reynolds in
the Astronomy Department work
in relativistic astrophysics including black hole and gravitational wave
physics, and sometimes take on physics students for research. The Exploration of the Universe
Division at NASA/Goddard
Space Flight Center, which is a few miles from campus, has
significant activity in numerical relativity and largely experimental
activity with the LISA project
(Laser Interferometric Space Antenna for gravitational waves),
relativistic astrophysics, cosmology, and astroparticle physics.
Students from Maryland sometimes work with Goddard scientists. If you'd
like to see what kind of research we're doing the best way to get an
impression is to go to arxiv.org and
(all archives) under our names.
For specific information on our
Physics Ph.D. program please refer to the Department web pages on the Graduate Program. The
Department also maintains web pages for Prospective Graduate
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