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. For recent news and activities please see our newsletter Interactions.

The Department is committed in providing a fair, just, safe, supportive, and equitable place for all to learn about physics and to perform ground-breaking research. Please read the Department's full statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here.


Prospective Students

The Department of Physics seeks undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in one of our primary research areas

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

Openings for Faculty Position

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.