Our research activities cover the range from constituents of matter at the subatomic and molecular levels to solar/stellar astrophysics and the evolution of active galaxies. Our CHARA Array is the largest optical/IR interferometer in the world.
The Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program is a master’s program that combines focused lab and course work with a 9-month paid internship and professional development training to help students launch real careers in physics and engineering.
Physicists study the basic principles and laws that govern the natural world. We engage in scientific and technological challenges, perform cutting-edge research, and discover new properties and conditions of space, time, energy, force and matter!
The Washington University Department of Physics balances a rigorous academic environment with myriad opportunities for research, learning, and debate, alongside supportive resources that give each of our students the tools they need to thrive.