Brown Physics

Welcome to Brown University's Department of Physics 

Physics has been part of Brown’s curriculum since the 18th century, and our department has a distinguished history of teaching and research. Our 40 full-time and affiliated faculty members include two Nobel Prize winners and numerous recipients of other prestigious awards and honors. Faculty members engage in research in astrophysics and cosmology, high energy, condensed matter and biological physics that is collaborative, interdisciplinary and international in its scope.

We offer undergraduates a comprehensive experience that includes many opportunities to work directly with cutting-edge researchers who are also dedicated classroom instructors. Our graduate program incorporates strong faculty and peer mentoring for our approximately 120 graduate students. Our postdoctoral researchers work closely with faculty and students in the pursuit of scientific discovery. Our department functions smoothly under the support of a wonderful staff.

Explore this site to learn more about our exciting program and what Brown Physics can offer you.

Recent News

Professor Michael Kosterlitz awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics to Brown University's Michael Kosterlitz, along with David Thouless of the University of Washington, and Duncan Haldane of Princeton University.

(Distributed October 4, 2016)

Professor Jay Tang elected APS Fellow

Professor Jay Tang has been elected as an APS Fellow. An APS Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. Each nomination is evaluated by the Fellowship committee of the appropriate APS division, topical group or forum, or by the APS General Fellowship committee.

(Distributed October 6, 2016)