The Physics Department is dedicated to advancing the world’s knowledge in condensed matter physics, applied optics, quantum physics, renewable energy, and subatomic physics.
Faculty also teach and conduct research for the graduate interdisciplinary programs in Materials Science, Nuclear Science and Engineering, and Quantum Engineering and enjoy close ties with the nearby National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Institute of Standards and Technology, as well as institutions across the country and in Canada.
Numerous projects involve cooperative relationships with local companies, national and international collaborations with other universities and government labs, and active partnerships with members of the Mines faculty in other departments on campus.
Faculty in the Department of Physics at Colorado School of Mines includes several NSF CAREER Award winners and have received millions in external research awards from national laboratories and government agencies.
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to contact faculty members regarding opportunities to participate in their research.
Our research areas include