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The Physics Department has a number of undergraduate and graduate research opportunities available ranging from experimental astrophysics to soft matter and biophysics.




To satisfy your curiosity about the Universe, to start a career (including medicine, law, and computers) in a world dependent on technology, for fun, for a solid background for teaching, to be able to make better decisions about technology, either for business or as a citizen, and for important problem-solving skills. Physics is a broad preparation for a variety of careers where science has an impact.




We have internationally recognized research groups working in fields ranging from soft condensed matter and biological physics to elementary particle physics and cosmology and the search for gravitational waves. You can find out more by looking at our individual research group pages and by writing to individual faculty to find out what specific opportunities are currently available for prospective graduate students.


Highlighted Events

Visiting Day for Admitted Graduate Students

Mar 27, 2017, 9:00 AM

202/204 Physics Bldg.


The LIGO Discovery and Primordial Black Hole Dark Matter by Ely Kovitz

Mar 27, 2017, 11:00 AM

208 Physics Bldg.

The LIGO observatory has recently reported several detections of gravitational waves from the coalescence of binary black holes. We consider the extraordinary possibility that the detected events invo...

Signal-to-noise issues in entanglement entropy calculations of ultracold fermions by Joaquin Drut

Mar 27, 2017, 2:00 PM

208 Physics Bldg.

Ultracold fermions continue to be a remarkably versatile playground for quantum many-body physics. Experimentalists have exquisite control of temperature, density, coupling, and shape of the trap...

SPS colloquium presented by Jack Laiho

Mar 28, 2017, 3:45 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

I discuss my attempt to reconcile general relativity with quantum theory, i.e. to come up with a quantum theory of gravity.  I will give some background on path integrals and running couplings in...

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