Gene Bickers

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Contact Information
E-mail: bickers@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1114
Office: STU 300C



  • B.A. Physics and Mathematics, University of Virginia, 5/1981
  • M.S. Theoretical Physics, Cornell University, 8/1984
  • Ph.D. Theoretical Physics, Cornell University, 1/1987

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    Tenure Track Appointments
    • Professor, University of Southern California, 09/1998-  
    • Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 09/1992-08/1998  
    • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 09/1988-08/1992  
    PostDoctoral Appointments
    • Postdoctoral Associate, Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, 08/1986-08/1988  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Bickers studies condensed matter theory and the strongly correlated electrons in solids. His research interests center on the theory of strongly correlated electrons in exotic solids, including high-temperature superconductors. One of Bickers' primary goals is to help improve the teaching of introductory and lower division courses in science and mathematics
    Research Specialties
    theoretical condensed matter physics

    Honors and Awards

    • USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, 2002  
    • USC Center for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty Fellow, 1997-2000  
    • USC Associates Award For Excellence In Teaching, 1999  
    • Sloan Research Fellowship Recipient, 1991-1993  
    • USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 1992  

  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • University of Southern California
  • 825 Bloom Walk
  • ACB 439
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484