Dept. of Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—ranked among the top ten in the U.S. by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences—is physics on the cutting edge of research and education. Our mission is to serve the people of the State of Illinois, the nation, and the world through leadership in physics research, science education, public outreach, and professional service.
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Resonant soft X-ray studies of charge orders in high-temperature cuprates with energy-resolving transition edge sensors (2019-11-06)The high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates has been intensely studied since 1986; however, many questions still remain unclear even with decades of efforts. The relation between emergent orders, such as charge ...
Evolutionary trade-offs and adaptive phenotypic plasticity under multidimensional selective pressure (2019-12-03)The structure and function of biological systems at all levels of organization are the product of evolutionary change. However, predicting how phenotypes respond to selective pressure via a quantitative theory of evolution ...
Behavior of the time-dependent Heisenberg spin system Stein's method and physically interesting processes (2019-11-27)This dissertation explores the mean field Heisenberg spin system and its evolution in time. We first study the system in equilibrium, where we explore the tool known as Stein's method, used for determining convergence rates ...
(2019-11-19)As the progress of science pushes the frontiers of studying nature to both the extremely large scale and the incredibly small scale, experiments can become increasingly difficult to perform. Therefore, a scale model ...
Experimental and theoretical investigations of the relationship between fitness and mutation rate evolution in E. coli (2019-10-07)Mutations are the heritable changes in DNA which make evolution possible. Natural selection acts on the changes in phenotype caused by changes in genotype, and neutral mutations which aren't directly selected on lead to ...