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 Center for Microintegrated Optics for Advanced Bioimaging and Control (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.