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Department of


We ask and attempt to answer a range of fundamental questions about our Universe. The department has active research groups in the following areas: Astrophysics & Cosmology; Atomic, Molecular, Optical & Plasma Physics; Condensed Matter Physics; Gravitational Physics; High Energy Physics; Non-linear Dynamics & Statistical Physics and Soft & Living Matter Physics. A more granular listing is available on our Research page.

The department is committed to imparting high-quality education and mentoring. Our faculty are involved in four teaching programs: the five-year BS-MS dual degree program (that admits students after high-school), an Integrated PhD program (that admits students with a Bachelors degree), a PhD program (that admits students with a Masters degree) and a new Masters program in Quantum Technology, launching later this year.