Related Research Groups
The faculty and students of the Physics Department engage in theoretical and experimental research
that spans most of the central topics of modern physics. We have substantial groups of people
working in the areas of theoretical and observational cosmology, theoretical and experimental
condensed matter physics, experimental high-energy physics, theoretical particle physics and string
theory, experimental atomic and nuclear physics, mathematical physics and, finally, biological physics.
The department has decades-old traditions of excellence and leadership in the core areas of fundamental
physics and it is also rapidly building strength in newer areas, such as biological physics and materials
science. In the newer areas, interaction between Physics and other departments is critical and major
university-supported interdisciplinary initiatives provide a strong framework for this cooperation.
Each research group consists of several senior faculty members working
closely with junior faculty and graduate students and, often, with
undergraduates doing their junior paper and senior thesis projects.
The work is done mainly in the Joseph Henry Laboratories of Jadwin Hall on
campus but also at laboratories and instruments around the world, from the South
Pole to Earth orbit. The excitement and quality of the research that is done here
creates an exceptional learning environment for students at all levels. We invite
you to find out more about the activities of these groups by exploring the links under