INNOVATION & COLLABORATION

Photons exchanging information between optical microcavities containing individual electron spins.

Photons exchanging information between optical microcavities containing individual electron spins.

Optical network of core-shell quantum dots communicating quantum spin information between nodes.

Optical network of core-shell quantum dots communicating quantum spin information between nodes.

Grad student Kurt Soto reflected in the 10 meter mirror of the Keck telescope, used to gather data for his PhD thesis.

Grad student Kurt Soto reflected in the 10 meter mirror of the Keck telescope, used to gather data for his PhD thesis.

A graduate student in Professor Bouwmeester’s lab measures optical properties of photonic crystal microcavities.

A graduate student in Professor Bouwmeester’s lab measures optical properties of photonic crystal microcavities.

Imaging and manipulating arrays of single spins in semiconductors.

Imaging and manipulating arrays of single spins in semiconductors.

Scanning Electron Microscope (Hansma lab) measuring bone strength.

Scanning Electron Microscope (Hansma lab) measuring bone strength.

Professor Elisabeth Gwinn working with graduate students.

Professor Elisabeth Gwinn working with graduate students.

Latest News

  • Dolev Bluvstein, 2019 Hertz Fellow

Senior Physics major, Dolev Bluvstein, named a 2019 Hertz Fellow

  • All Gaucho Reunion 2019

We are excited to welcome our alumni back to Broida Hall during the 13th Annual All Gaucho Reunion on April 26, 2019! On the agenda will be a presentation from award winning physics professor Cristina Marchetti, a panel discussion with UCSB physics alumni, and tours of our physics research labs in which exciting and innovative science is performed every day.

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Our Department’s pioneering history and continued success is made possible by the generosity of our donors.

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Top Five Ranking

We are now ranked among the top five graduate research physics programs according to the 2010 National Research Council rankings.

Our department has outstanding students, postdocs, researchers, staff, and faculty, many of whom have garnered prestigious awards.

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Department of Physics
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