# Lines of Research and Advisors

At the University of São Paulo Physics Institute, graduate students must have an advisor to give guidance to their program of studies and research. Exceptionally, international applicants or Brazilian applicants who are not from USP can enroll for the first time without having an advisor, but must then find an advisor within 120 days, or they may be dismissed from the program.

In order to find an advisor, contact the professors from the IFUSP Graduate Program who research your area of interest (see the list of lines of research below). Contact can be made by email. Please send your curriculum vitae, inform your research interests, and, if possible, attach letters of recommendation.

More information about the IFUSP lines of research is also available on http://portal.if.usp.br/pesquisa/en/node/903.

It is advisable that students start making personal contact with their prospective advisors AT LEAST SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE STIPULATED DATE for the beginning of the program.

Students who are already registered and are facing difficulties to find an advisor, or even to make a decision about their research area, should contact the Graduate Committee.

Applied Physics

Atmospheric Physics

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Biophysics and Medical Physics

Chaos

Classical Optics and Holography

Complex Systems

Cosmology and Gravitation

Crystallography

Dynamical Systems

Electron Microscopy

Elementary Particle Physics

Field Theory

Material Physics

Mathematical Physics

Molecular Modeling

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nuclear Physics

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

Quantum Optics and Quantum Computing

Statistical Mechanics

String Theory