Fields of Research
*  Astronomical Sciences
*  Biological Physics
*  Biomedical Physics (linked to the Arlington Innovation Center website)
*  Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
*  Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
*  Experimental Nuclear & Particle Physics
*  Theoretical Particle Physics & String Theory
*  Mathematical Physics (linked to CSMMPTC site)
*  Neuroscience (linked to VTCRI Human Neuroimaging Lab website)

Research Centers and Institutes

Virginia Tech's Arlington Innovation Center: Health Research (AIC:HR) is a vanguard of integrated applied research that seeks to harness the power of informatics and systems science in order to meet the challenges of healthcare in the 21st century. Founded in 2010 under the College of Science, AIC:HR aims to establish a highly competitive combination of biomedical research, education and outreach programs in the National Capital Region. AIC:HR is focused on the multidisciplinary application of advanced technology to address complex problems in neuroscience, human performance, theraputics and healthcare delivery.


The Center for Neutrino Physics at Virginia Tech is an organization of faculty and students committed to continuing the growth and advancing the stature of the existing, highly visible neutrino science program at Virginia Tech. We are committed to fostering a dynamic environment that enthusiastically promotes the recruitment and education of high-quality students; actively initiates and conducts timely research at the interface of theory, experiment, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics.


The mission of the Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics is to advance the rapidly growing research areas of soft matter and biological physics, in alignment with the long-range plans of the Department of Physics, the College of Science, and Virginia Tech. Special attention will be extended to how these developments can address many of the most significant problems currently facing society, including effective drug design and delivery, next generation materials, programmable biology, and models for human disease.


The Center for Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics, and Theoretical Chemistry is an interdisciplinary center at Virginia Tech devoted to fostering teaching and research in theoretical physics, theoretical chemistry, and mathematical physics. The Center coordinates and directs the research of graduate students in Ph.D. programs at Virginia Tech whose primary interest is in these areas.


The Kimballton Underground Research Facility (KURF) is a laboratory set up deep underground inside a working limestone mine operated by the Chemical Lime Company. At a depth of roughly 1700 feet (500 meters) from the surface, or approximately 1400 meters of water equivalent, it is used for experiments which require low radiation background from cosmic rays.


The Human Neuroimaging Laboratory (HNL) is part of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, located in Roanoke, Virginia. Research projects cover a wide variety of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, political science and economics. Particular areas of interest are hyperscanning (a means of exploring the brain activity that underlies human social interactions), social neuroscience, neural circuitry of valuation and decision-making, and disruptions of such processes associated with developmental and psychiatric illness.


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