Brown Physics

Welcome to the Physics Department!

Physics, or “natural philosophy” as it was originally known, has been part of Brown’s curriculum since the 18th century, and our department has a distinguished history of teaching and research. Our current roster of 27 full-time faculty members includes a Nobel Prize winner 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 100 graduate students.

Please explore this site to learn more about our exciting research initiatives and what Brown Physics can offer you.

Recent News

Summer Visiting Research Fellows

Last week, the Physics Department met our summer visiting research fellows and intern from the University of Cantabria in Spain. They'll be working with Professor Meenakshi Narain and Professor Brad Marston on projects that will advance work in Experimental High Energy Physics and Condensed Matter Theory. 

 

(Distributed June 14, 2016)

Professor Stephon Alexander's Book Tour

Physics Professor Stephon Alexander has been busy promoting his new book, The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe. 

(Distributed June 6, 2016)