Physics Asks Big Questions

The Department of Physics offers vigorous, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research programs in new materials, nanoscience, quantum devices, biomolecular physics, complex systems, cosmology, high-energy physics and atmospheric physics.

Prospective Students

Meet Our Faculty

Physics chair Hong Luo

The award-winning Department of Physics faculty are committed to fostering academic excellence and student achievement. 

Department Highlights
Please join us in congratulating Hannah Seppala on receiving the 2019 Goldwater Scholarship!
Congratulations to Anne (particle physics) and Tyler (theoretical physics) for winning NSF Graduate Research Fellowships !
Our esteemed faculty currently include nine NSF Career award-winners.

Summer & Winter Online Physics Courses

The Department of Physics offers five online "Intro to Physics" classes during the summer and winter breaks.

Information for Force Registration

If you require Force Registration, Registration for Independent Study, or Registration for Graduate Research, please see Information for Current Students.