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.
Watch the video below to learn more about the varied and exciting physics research taking place at Mines.
- Serving the community through community solar
Colorado School of Mines students are helping make solar power more accessible to low-income Coloradans. The Mines Energy Club recently volunteered with GRID Alternatives to help build two community s …
- Mines team receives funds for 2nd space observatory mission
A Colorado School of Mines team headed by Physics Professors Lawrence Wiencke and Fred Sarazin has been awarded NASA funding to fly a second long-duration balloon mission to test innovative optical me …
- Physics assistant professor awarded $180,000 by DOE
Colorado School of Mines Physics Assistant Professor Kyle Leach has been awarded $180,000 as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the structure of nuclei and the interactions that a …
- Mines professors connected to landmark cosmic discovery
Astronomers and astrophysicists worldwide are celebrating a landmark discovery: For the first time, scientists have not only detected gravitational waves – ripples in space-time – from the collision o …