Physics

The Department of Physics at Colorado School of Mines 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, applied optics, quantum physics, renewable energy physics, and subatomic physics.

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 Mines/NREL Nexus, 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, Nuclear Engineering, and Quantum Engineering.

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

Upcoming Events

& Announcements

CONGRATULATIONS,

Spencer Fretwell, Mines PhD student, for winning a prestigious Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards Graduate Fellowship!

Spencer will be working with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Stephan Friedrich.

Please see Colloquia for the Physics Colloquium schedule and other events.

News

Moon and Earth images, NASA