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

Physics Doctoral Student Named Deans' Faculty Fellow

Seven doctoral students were named Deans' Faculty Fellowships. Among them is physics doctoral student, Philip Zucker. Click on the link to read the full story.  

Congratulations, Philip!

(Distributed March 28, 2016)

Professor See-Chen Ying honored with Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award

See-Chen Ying has been honored with the Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award. The Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards comprise approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards. Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

(Distributed February 2, 2016)