Physics, often said to be the most fundamental of all the sciences, deals with the constituents, properties, and evolution of the entire universe, on all length and time scales.
The Department of Applied Physics is dedicated to educating each new generation and preparing them to explore the practical uses and applications of physics.
If you’re interested in bridging the gap between pure physics and engineering and learning how knowledge of condensed matter and quantum mechanics are changing the world, Applied Physics might be the course of study for you.
Degrees and Programs
Applied Physics, B.S.
Applied Physics is devoted to the study and understanding of nature. Considered the most fundamental science, it deals with the constituents, properties, and evolution of the entire universe, from the smallest subatomic particles to the largest galaxies.
Physics and Mathematics, B.S.
Mathematics has applications to nearly every branch of science and engineering, and advances in physics — for example, those in electromagnetism and thermodynamics — often resonate deeply with mathematics.
Labs and Groups
Applied Physics Highlights
Industry Associate Professor
University Professor and Thomas Potts Professor of Applied Physics
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.