Specialties in Physics

There are several topics that you can focus on in your career at UCSD. Here are the general categories that you will be able to find an advisor in.

  1. Astrophysics (CASS)
    1. http://cass.ucsd.edu/index.php/Main_Page
  2. Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
    1. https://physics.ucsd.edu/research/amo/
  3. Biophysics — These specializations have requirements that are separate from the main physics requirements. Check out the links for more information
    1. Biophysics specialization http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/curric/PHYS-gr.html with professors found here: https://physics.ucsd.edu/research/biophysics/index.php
    2. quantitative Biology specialization http://qbio.ucsd.edu/
  4. Condensed Matter Physics
    1. https://physics.ucsd.edu/research/condensed_matter/index.php
  5. High Energy Physics [Elementary Particle Physics ?]
    1. https://physics.ucsd.edu/research/hep.php
  6. Plasma Physics
    1. https://physics.ucsd.edu/research/plasma/index.php
  7. Working in Other Departments
    1. Mathematics
    2. Engineering
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