Our research concerns physical
matter physics, and materials
chemistry. The James Franck Institute is the paradigmatic interdisciplinary research
institute in the U.S. fostering forefront research at the boundaries
between these disciplines. Much of the theoretical
and experimental research
in the institute concerns the physics and chemistry of solids
and liquids with emphasis on statistical
phase transitions, chemical
beams, surface phenomena,
polymer chemistry and
and dynamical systems.
The links above lead to more detailed accounts of our research.
The Faculty link lists the research interests of each faculty
member. The Research Highlights
show some of our recent discoveries. These correspond to the small square images on the JFI home page.
Much of our research is carried out through collaborative
initiatives: the Materials
Center is funded by the National Science Foundation. Also, the Joint Theory Institute Visitor's Program is jointly supported by the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory to enhance collaborative research between both institutions in the broad area of theory. Their
links above give a current account of their research.