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The Astronomy and Astrophysics group at Tufts is engaged in observational studies in the formation and evolution of galaxies, as well as in solar physics. This research involves observations with major ground based and space borne telescopes.
Experimental research in polymer and biopolymer physics, phase transitions, surface physics, physics of chemical and biochemical sensors, magnetic materials, transition metal oxides under extreme conditions, photonic crystals, and ultrafast nonlinear optics.
The Tufts Institute of Cosmology is engaged in fundamental research relating to the origin and evolution of the universe, particularly in the areas of inflation, cosmic strings, and other topological defects. We are especially interested in the observational effects of defects, such as gravitational waves and high-energy cosmic rays. Group members also study general relativity and quantum field.
Experimental searches for neutrino oscillations, nucleon decay, Higgs boson and Supersymmetric particles. Studies of neutrino interactions, top quark, gauge bosons, particles with charm, strange and beauty quantum numbers in experiments involving fixed target.