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Graduate Program in Physics
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Research lines

ASTROPHYSICS

     Extragalactic Astronomy. Stellar and Interstellar Medium Astronomy. Solar and Solar System Physics.

 
MÖSSBAUER SPECTROSCOPY

     Study of hyperfine interactions in ores, thin films, and materials.

 
MAGNETISM LABORATORY

     Experimental study of magnetic and structural properties of voluminous materials, thin films and grained materials. Instrumentation.

 
FENOMENOLOGY OF HIGH ENERGY PARTICLES

     Quantum Chromodynamics. Heavy Quarks. Small-x QCD. Dileptons. Diffraction Physics.

 
HIGH PRESSURE PHYSICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS

     Physical properties of materials under high pressures. Synthesis, transformation and properties of superhard materials under high pressures.

 
HADRON PHYSICS

     Study of structure of the nuclear matter's components for intermediate energies. Topological solitons. Relativistic effects in Nuclear Physics.

 
LASER AND OPTICS

     Fundamental and applied laser physics. Study of electrical discharges. Optics and Instrumentation.

 
PLASMA PHYSICS

     Waves and instability in plasmas. Emission and absorption of electromagnetic radiation in plasmas. Particle beams interacting with electromagnetic fields.

 
STATISTICAL PHYSICS

     Neural networks. Disordered systems. Phase transitions and critical phenomena.

 
COMPLEX FLUIDS

     Phase diagram of charged solutions (electrolytes, polyelectrolytes and charged colloids). Dynamics of complex systems characterized by disorder and/or frustration (spin glasses, granular media and neural network). Magnetic fluids.

 
THEORETICAL CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS

     Heavy Fermions. Strongly Correlated Systems. Superconductivity. Random cell structures. Cellular Automata. Network of neurons. Fractal aggregation.

 
PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL OF SOLID SURFACE AND INTERFACES

     Physical-chemical solid surface and interfaces properties study, with an special attention to dieletric nanostructures used in advanced microeletronics,such as high-k and oxides and nitricoxides of silicon deposited or termic grownup on silicon or on carbete of silicon.

 
ELECTRON ESPECTROSCOPY LABORATORY

     Metalic Nanoparticles Characterization

 
IONIC IMPLANTATION

     Ion implantation in semiconductors, metals and polymers.

 
MICROELECTRONICS

     Physics of semiconductor devices. Technological process. Defects in semiconductors. Synthesis of new electronic materials. Electrical measurements in micro and nano-structures.

 
THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MODELS

     Theoretical and computational models for Complex Systems.

 
SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND MAGNETISM

     High critical temperature superconductivity. Magnetism in disordered systems. Metallic Heusler compounds and rare-earth metals.

 
QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

     Quantum field theory and mathematical physics area.

COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS

     Study of systems involving space-time complexibility with applications in lasers and meteorology. Dynamics in lattices with and without regular structure. Deterministic chaos in lattice of oscillators. Cellular Automata. Quantum chaos. Time series. Number theory.