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 Undergrad Awarded by APS

Jovan Nelson (Physics ScB'17) has been awarded the Undergraduate Presentation Award from APS for his work at Fermilab. Jovan presented his work, "A Computer Program to Measure the Energy Spread in the Fermilab Booster at Injection" at the April 2016 Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Congratulations, Jovan!

(Distributed May 23, 2016)

Physics Graduate Student Named Recipient of IBES Graduate Fellowship

Physics Graduate Student, Joseph Skitka, has been selected as a recipient of an IBES Graduate Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society has partnerships with fifteen University departments, providing graduate students with the flexibility to pursue a rigorous disciplinary education while simultaneously conducting valuable, stimulat

(Distributed May 3, 2016)