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Watt Webb, Professor of Applied Physics since 1965, and Malcolm Beasley (Applied and Engineering Physics, M.S., 1962; Physics, Ph.D., 1968) designed the first intrinsically stable superconducting magnet, which is still used today in magnetic resonance imaging. Watt W. Webb is known for his co-invention (with Winfried Denk and Jim Strickler) of Multiphoton microscopy in 1990.
The theme of research programs in Applied & Engineering Physics is applying the techniques, the training, and the culture of physics to research areas usually associated with other scientific and engineering disciplines. Current research areas of interest to AEP faculty involve combinations of nanoscience, photonics, biological physics, advanced materials, and advanced instrumentation. AEP research programs involve strong collaborations with faculty members in physics, chemistry, engineering, and the life sciences. AEP has been a leader in integrating the physical sciences, life sciences, and engineering at Cornell for over 60 years.
Students in the graduate program of Applied Physics at Cornell University may pursue thesis research in any one of several broad areas, including: