The Department of Physics and Astronomy is greatly invested in scientific research. Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research in key areas of modern science including:

  • Applied physics and optics
  • Astrophysics
  • Atomic physics
  • Biomedical physics
  • Condensed matter and materials physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • High energy particle physics
  • Energy materials research

Undergraduate research

We believe comprehensive training in physics cannot be achieved without exposure to research, thus we strive to actively involve our undergraduate students in research.

Dedicated undergraduates are encouraged to participate in cutting-edge research with a faculty mentor through our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.