Our department has a large faculty with diverse research interests. Current students learn about research opportunities through our PHYS 220 Seminar course "Introduction to Physics Research". You can learn more by following the links on this page.
Learn about the frontiers of space and time while searching for extrasolar planets, studying active galactic nuclei, and investigating the sources of nature's most violent events. Research opportunites are available at world-renowned observatories as well as with the VERITAS experiment and the FERMI gamma-ray space telescope.
Do hands-on cutting edge science in neutral atom trapping, photonics, and optics, with powerful applications from quantum computing to LIDAR to biophysics.
Write numerical algorithms to solve problems in physics and create new computational tools to explore physical phenomena.
Explore the world of fluid mechanics and study physical processes in the coastal ocean.
Explore the mind-bending consequences of Einstein's theory of gravity and curved space-time.
Investigate the frontiers of knowledge at the very smallest scales of quarks, leptons, and nature's fundamental forces. Research opportunities available with the NIFFTE experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the ALICE experiment at CERN in Switzerland and CUORE at Gran Sasso in Italy.
Become a science educator and make a difference in propelling P-12 STEM education in the 21st century.
Be involved in cross-cultural collaborative education emphasizing sustainable enterprises and fostering an international community.