Why study physics and astronomy at the University of Denver?
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Denver combines a tradition of individualized instruction with a contemporary research focus. We have a dynamic faculty with innovative, interdisciplinary research programs. We provide an attentive, hands-on research and learning environment up to the PhD level. The department also offers a low student-to-faculty ratio in all advanced and graduate physics and astronomy courses and stresses individualized attention to each student.
The department has major research thrusts in stellar astronomy/astrophysics, biophysics, and condensed matter physics. Our faculty members are internationally recognized and accomplished researchers. The department is a part of two major interdisciplinary centers that were recently founded at the University of Denver: the Integrated Molecular Life Sciences and Biophysics program and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Major state-of-the-art instrumentation is available in the department and through collaborations with nearby national institutes in the region (NIST, NREL, and NCAR), where several of our faculty hold associate appointments. Also, the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics maintains our own Linux cluster for in-house high-performance computational needs.