Post-Graduate Data


Physics is the scientific study of the fundamental principles governing the behavior of matter and the interaction of matter and energy. Mathematics is used to describe fundamental physical principles, the behavior of matter, and the interactions of matter and energy. As the most fundamental of sciences, physics provides a foundation for other scientific fields as well as the underpinnings of modern technology. The Physics department is unique because of the breadth of its faculty expertise and research, and the relatively intimate size of its classes above the introductory level. Physics concentrators may choose to pursue either the A.B. or the more intensive Sc.B. degree. Course work on either path covers a broad base of topics (for example, electricity and magnetism, classical and quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics). The Sc.B. degree requires additional advanced topics as well as a senior thesis project. 

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.



  • Analyst, Credit Suisse
  • Analyst, Education Resource Strategies
  • DOE Scholar Intern, Office of Energy Policy and Systems, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Intern, NASA
  • Performance Engineer, Nabors Industries
  • Physical Science Teacher, Bronx High School of Science
  • Research Analyst, J.A. Green & Company
  • Research Assistant, Columbia Universtiy
  • Research Assistant, Microsoft Research
  • Research Assistant, NASA
  • Risk Analyst, China International Capital Corporation Limited
  • Software Engineer, Yelp

Graduate School

  • Brown University, MS, Computer Science
  • Brown University, MS, Engineering ESCE
  • Cornell University, PhD, Physics
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, PhD, Systems Biology
  • University of Chicago, PhD, Astrophysics
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa, PhD, Physical Oceanography


  • Fulbright Fellowship



  • Analyst, DigitasLBi
  • Animator, Mixtape Club
  • Associate Consultant, Newton Strategy Group
  • Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company
  • Business Technology Analyst, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • CAN, Bridgton Hospital
  • Corps Member/Teacher, Teach For America
  • Graduate Researcher, Columbia University
  • Junior Analyst, McKinsey Investment Office (MIO)
  • Modeling Engineer, Quantcast
  • Product Management, GREE Co. Ltd.
  • Research Assistant, Brown University
  • Teaching Resident, Eastside Preparatory School

Graduate School

  • Boston University, PhD, Astronomy
  • Brown University, MAT, Education - Science
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, PhD, Physics
  • Rutgers University, PhD, Physics
  • SUNY Stony Brook University, MS, Physics
  • Stanford University, MA, Russian Studies
  • University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, PhD, Physics
  • University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, PhD, Physical Oceanography
  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, PhD, Astronomy
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, PhD, Astrophysics/Astronomy
  • University of Southern California, PhD, Physics
  • University of Washington, PhD, physics
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD, Physics
  • Yale University, PhD, Physics



  • Associate Consultant, Microsoft Corporation
  • Geospatial Engineer, Coler & Colantino
  • Junior Associate, Gerson Lehrman Group
  • Lab Assistant, Brown Heart Diagnostics
  • Research Associate, Harvard University - Physics Department
  • Software Engineer, City Knowledge
  • Trails Maintenance, Anne Arundel County

Graduate School

  • Boston University, PhD, Physics
  • Brandeis University, PhD, Physics
  • Brown University, MS, Computer Science
  • Harvard University Medical School, MD/PhD, Medicine/Neuroscience
  • Harvard University, PhD, Astronomy
  • Harvard University, PhD, Theoretical Physics
  • MS, Astrophysics
  • San Francisco State University, PhD/MS, Physics/Astronomy
  • Stanford University, PhD, Physics
  • University of California-San Diego, PhD, Physics
  • University of California-Santa Cruz, PhD, Physics
  • University of Washington, PhD, Physics