Graduate students in our department are actively engaged in frontier research using state-of-the-art equipment with internationally recognized faculty mentors, and in establishing excellent independent research practices for their future careers.
We are leaders in several subfields of physics & astronomy. Our research foci include the origin and structure of the universe, the microscopic and macroscopic description of condensed matter and biological systems, and the physics of the environment
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.
Our faculty members are currently conducting research and directing doctoral candidates in the major research areas of atomic, biological, condensed matter, materials, high-energy, nuclear, laser and molecular physics.
The University of Arizona James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences (OSC) is one of the premier educational and research institutions in optics and photonics worldwide, educating more students in optical sciences than any other prorgram in the U.S.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy aims to promote the physical understanding of nature through dedicated research-based teaching, active learning, service, and innovative research at the highest level.
The graduate program in Physics currently has approximately 85 students, 40 standing faculty, 12 emeritus faculty, and more than 20 postdoctoral fellows and research scientists, plus visiting scholars and full-time scientific support staff.