Physics is the most fundamental of sciences. It provides a foundation of crucial ideas for other scientific fields, and the underpinnings of all of modern technology. The physics faculty at Brown are actively engaged in both teaching and research. Our research focuses on phenomena ranging from the subatomic to the cosmic, and includes collaborative efforts with biologists, chemists, engineers, geologists, and mathematicians.
There are 27 members of the physics faculty and about 100 graduate students in the department. Since we currently enroll about 15-20 new physics concentrators each year, the faculty-to-student ratio is quite high and opportunities for individual interactions and general discussions with faculty are abundant. All of the professors teach, in addition to carrying out research programs, and all courses are taught by professors. You will find in our labs and seminars a lively mix of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates all working together with a common love of physics. Research opportunities at Brown are outstanding, and are at the forefront of the most important areas of physics. Please explore our web pages to learn more about physics at Brown.