The Center will support ongoing work at Hofstra on practical applications of physics such as photocells, more powerful computers, physics of the heart and various types of networks, including ecosystems. Condensed matter physics deals with the macroscopic physical properties of matter, particularly the "condensed" phases that appear whenever the number of constituents in a system is extremely large and the interactions between the constituents are strong. This includes quantum systems, classical physical systems, chemical systems, biological systems, and even networks.
“The Center will be a focus for research in condensed matter at Hofstra University, building on strong efforts by many faculty,” said Harold Hastings, Ph.D., chair of Physics and Astronomy and director of the new center. “The Center will support nationally known visitors, Hofstra students, and Hofstra faculty. The Center will help strengthen physics research and research training of students at Hofstra, building upon a strong recent past towards an even stronger future.”