Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at Colorado School of Mines, part of the College of Applied Science and Engineering (CASE), is dedicated to high-quality physics education for undergraduate and graduate students and advancing the world’s knowledge in the areas of condensed matter physics, subatomic physics, and applied optics.

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at Colorado School of Mines, part of the College of Applied Science and Engineering, is dedicated to high-quality physics education for undergraduate and graduate students and advancing the world’s knowledge in the areas of condensed matter physics, subatomic physics and applied optics.

Education and Research

Our faculty and students at all levels conduct more than $6 million in externally funded research every year, with many projects associated with Mines’ pioneering research centers.

Research centers with strong connections to Physics include the Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC), the Golden Energy Computing Organization (GECO), the Microintegrated Optics for Advanced Bioimaging and Control Center (MOABC), and the Nuclear Science and Engineering Center (NuSEC).

Our faculty are consistently recognized for both their research and their teaching, while our graduate and undergraduate students are often the recipients of awards and grants.

Physics is also heavily involved with Mines’ interdisciplinary graduate programs in Materials Science and Nuclear Engineering.

Watch the video below to learn more about the varied and exciting physics research taking place at Mines.

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, May 30 | 3:30 pm | Student Center Ballroom B
Dr. Steven H. Walker
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Delivering Disruption

Abstract:
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was created in 1958 with a singular mission: to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security, and thus catalyze the development of capabilities that give the nation new options for preventing and creating strategic surprise.
To accomplish this, DARPA pursues high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines including biological technologies; advanced maritime, ground, air and space systems; information innovation and cyber systems; social and behavioral science; materials science; microelectronics; advanced mathematics; physics; chemistry; and integrated, networked defense systems.
Dr. Walker will give an overview of DARPA and some of its current programs, laying out his vision for the agency as it continues to produce revolutionary technologies and capabilities for our nation and for a safer, better future.

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