Our faculty and students are constantly working on a wide variety of topics across all major physics disciplines. We're exploring the boundaries of what's known at the largest and smallest scales in the universe and stretching the limits of what's possible in the manipulation of matter and energy.

Research in our department tackles the topics that are defining today's expanding scientific horizons. Whether experimental or theoretical, abstract or concrete, we recognize unsolved problems as opportunities for scientific breakthroughs.

Read about our research areas on the following pages:

Astrophysics and Cosmology

Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Biological Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

High Energy Physics

Nuclear Physics

Interdisciplinary Programs and Centers