City College has a strong and active research group in atomic and molecular physics. Research in this field has led to the understanding of atomic and molecular structure and interactions. In addition, atomic physics has provided a testing ground for fundamental theories such as quantum electrodynamics and unified gauge theories of the electro-weak interaction.
The central objective of all particle physics research is to understand the fundamental interactions of the basic forms of matter and their ultimate structure. The high energy theory group's activity centers on a quantum-field-theoretical study of these interactions, with specific emphasis on gauge field theories, which are indispensable for the description of all interactions.
Researcher: Areas of current interest
Ngee-Pong Chang: Theoretical High Energy Physics
Parameswaran Nair: Quantum field theory
Alexios Polychronakos: Quantum field theory, mathematical physics
Brian Tibruzi: Research in High Energy Physics; theoretical nuclear and particle physics; chiral symmetry breaking, lattice gauge theory, electroweak properties of the nucleon
High Energy Group Topics of Recent Research:
Noncommutative geometry and gravity
Quark‐gluon plasma (color transport, instabilities, etc.)
Twistors and scattering amplitudes
Nonperturbative aspects of Yang‐Mills theory
Alternate theories of gravity
Lattice Gauge Theory