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. They 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.
The department is dedicated to advancing the world's knowledge in condensed matter physics, subatomic physics, applied optics, renewable energy and theoretical and computational physics. Faculty also teach and conduct research for the graduate interdisciplinary programs in materials science and nuclear science and engineering. Learn more about the research faculty are working on below.