elcome to Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southern California. Here you will find a group of faculty engaged in a broad range of research programs. Working together in collaboration with postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, and visiting scholars, the faculty regularly produce important results in their fields. With research specialties in atomic, molecular, laser, condensed matter, elementary particle, quantum electronics and space physics and solar astronomy, students will find plenty of opportunity to join a research group of interest.

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The faculty also spend significant amounts of time teaching courses and mentoring students (graduate and undergraduate) in academic and research areas. With faculty regularly identified for university teaching awards, students will also find plenty of opportunity to enroll in high quality, challenging physics courses.

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