UNL – Department of Physics & Astronomy – 360 Virtual Tour

Welcome to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Physics & Astronomy Virtual Tour. Visualize yourself earning a graduate degree at UNL
by using your mobile or desktop device as a lens into your future. Make sure to experience
the full 360 space by moving your phone or dragging your desktop cursor up-and-down and
side-to-side. First, you will walk into the renovated Extreme
Light Laboratory, which is a core facility funded by the National Science Foundation
that allows UNL scientists and colleagues to expand the range of high power laser research
internationally. More than 40 top laser scientists share the latest research on high-peak-power
laser sources. Next, you will find yourself in the Functional
Nanostructures Microscopy Lab, where students can expect to receive training from Dr. Axel
Ender in surface science under ultrahigh vacuum conditions, nanostructure imaging, magnetic
imaging and electronic characterization with scanning tunneling microscopy and the development
of instrumentation. The tour continues as you move into the Interface
and Nanostructure Physics Lab. Dr. Xia Hong’s research focuses on epitaxial growth and fabrication
of novel nanostructures and low dimensional systems with the potential to advance technology
development using these materials to develop the next generation of electronics. Continuing along, you will see the Ultrafast
Dyanamics Lab, where Dr. Martin Centurion and graduate students study molecular physics
and understand how molecules interact with light. UNL was the first to capture 3D images
of isolated molecules where individual atoms could be resolved. Graduates also learn about
technology in ultrafast lasers, electronics, vacuum systems, and image processing. You will end your tour in the Pixel Lab that
is part of the High Energy Physics Group that studies the most fundamental constituents
of matter. UNL Faculty and graduate students participated in the discovery of the Higgs
boson and are developing instrumentation and computing facilities for the experience. Earn a Master of Science or Ph.D. in Physics
alongside department faculty, who bring in more than $16 million per year in research
funding, which provides students with research assistantships, support for travel and access
to state-of-the-art research equipment. Do you see yourself here? Take the next step
into your future by pursuing your graduate degree at NEBRASKA. To learn more or apply
to the Physics program, visit

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