Areas of Research

Cutting edge research is a defining feature of Brown's Physics Department.  Our program fosters multiple opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to collaborate with faculty members, and interdisciplinary research is encouraged. Numerous visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows enhance the broad scope of our research activities.  Physicists from around the country arrive weekly to present seminars and colloquia and discuss their research with students and faculty.

We offer a diverse range of research opportunities in theoretical and experimental physics. Our experimental research encompasses astrophysics and cosmology, biological physics, condensed-matter physics, elementary-particle physics, low-temperature physics, nonlinear optics, and surface physics. Included in the department’s theoretical research efforts are investigations in condensed-matter physics, cosmology and general relativity, elementary-particle physics, and neural science. 

Select your area of interest from the list on the left for details about our research groups and faculty members.