- Astronomy and astrophysics
- Condensed matter and materials physics
We interact closely with other departments at DU throughly the newly established Molecular and Cellular Biophysics program and the Center for Nanoscience Science and Engineering. Many of the faculty carry out collaborative research with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. We pursue both experimental and computational research approaches. The department is well equipped with standard measurement and characterization equipment, and faculty and students have access to the new NSM high-performance computer cluster.