Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Department of Physics

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics was established in 1947, in Govt. College, Hoshiarpur (Punjab). In August 1958, the department was shifted to the present campus. At that time, the department was headed by Prof. B.M. Anand who had worked with Nobel laureate C.F. Powell. The faculty numbered about a dozen and Prof. Anand soon established a high-energy particle physics group (nuclear emulsion) and optical UV spectroscopy group. The experimental nuclear physics group and mass spectrometry section came into existence soon after.

Courses Offered :

=> B.Sc. Physics - 3 years (semester system)
=> B.Sc. Physics & Electronics - 3 years (semester system)

Research Areas :

=> Nuclear Physics (Experiment)
=> Nuclear Physics (Theory)
=> High-Energy Physics (Experiment)
=> High-Energy Physics (Theory)
=> Condensed-Matter Physics (Experiment)
=> Condensed-Matter Physics (Theory)
=> Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
=> Experimental Spectroscopy
=> Geo-Chronology
=> Physics Education

Research Facilities :

=> Cyclotron
=> High-energy physics (experimental set up) for studies connected with collider physics at CERN and Fermilab.
=> Mass spectrometer
=> Equipment for study of electrical properties of semiconductors, fabrication of thin films
=> Vacuum grating spectrograph; high power Nd. YAG laser etc.
=> Several nuclear spectrometers incorporating detectors like Ge(Li), NA(Ti), BaF, Si(Li) etc. and modern electronics
=> Analysis set up of ultra relativistic heavy ions in CERN
=> Energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence spectrometers using radioactive exciter sources and x-ray tube for material analysis
=> Facilities for PAC/PAD studies of hyperfine interactions
=> 11-inch Schmidt Cassegrain telescope and stellar spectrometer
=> High performance computing centre (HPCC)

Department of Physics
Panjab University
Sector 14
Chandigarh - 160014

Telephone No : +91 172 2541741, 2534489

Fax No : +91 172 2783336

Email: [email protected], [email protected]


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