Professor Lawler's discovery

A search of a large class of variational wave functions reveals a new competitive ground state of spin ½ kagome antiferromagnets. This state may be manifest in two materials: Volborthite and clinoatacamite both of which have a distorted kagome lattice with precisely the distortion shown in the figure. | Read More

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The Department offers four-year bachelor and five-year doctorate degrees in Physics.

Undergraduate students acquire background in most basics areas of physics and have the opportunity to work in experimental, theoretical, and computational research groups. Students are  prepared for further graduate studies, teaching physics in high schools, and working in research and development in industry.

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Last Updated: 2/3/17