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In 2012, Prof. Alexander Gaeta and his team developed a “temporal cloak,” that could camouflaged a moment in time. This was achieved by interrupting a beam of light, passing some information through the gap, and then creating a process for stitching the original beam back together so that when it reaches its destination, there is no sign of the beam being interrupted.
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: