The principles of physics provide the underpinnings for many of the scientific and technological advances of the last several decades.

Experimental research facilities are available in the areas of condensed matter and biophysics. Theoretical studies are conducted in relativity and cosmology, biophysics, and condensed-matter physics. Observational studies focus on relativistic astrophysics, multi-messenger astronomy, and galaxy evolution. Joint study with other departments can also be arranged.

Astronomy Courses


Physics Courses

NameRankDegreeSchoolGraduate FacultyEmeritus Faculty
Daniel Agterberg Professor PhD University of Toronto Yes No
Donald E. Beck Professor Emeritus PhD No Yes
Patrick Brady Professor PhD University of Alberta Yes No
Philip Chang Associate Professor PhD University of California-Santa Barbara Yes No
Yutze Chow Professor Emeritus PhD No Yes
Jolien Creighton Professor PhD University of Waterloo-Ontario Yes No
Richard H. Dittman Professor Emeritus PhD No Yes
Dawn Erb Professor PhD California Institute of Technology Yes No
John L. Friedman Distinguished Professor Emeritus PhD No Yes
Marija Gajardziska-Josifovska Professor PhD Arizona State University Yes No
Robert G. Greenler Professor Emeritus PhD No Yes
Prasenjit Guptasarma Professor PhD University of Bombay, India Yes No
Carol Hirschmugl Professor Emeritus PhD Yale University No Yes
David Kaplan Professor PhD California Institute of Technology Yes No
Min Gyu Kim Assistant Professor PhD Iowa State University Yes No
Moises Levy Professor Emerita PhD No Yes
Paul Lyman Professor Emeritus PhD University of Pennsylvania No Yes
Abbas Ourmazd Distinguished Professor PhD Wolfson College, Oxford Yes No
Leonard E. Parker Distinguished Professor Emeritus PhD No Yes
Sarah Patch Associate Professor PhD University of California-Berkeley Yes No
Ionel Popa Associate Professor PhD University of Geneva, Switzerland Yes No
Valerica Raicu Professor PhD University of Bucharest, Romania Yes No
Bimal K. Sarma Professor Emeritus PhD No Yes
Glenn Schmieg Professor Emeritus PhD No Yes
Peter Schwander Associate Professor PhD Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ) Yes No
Dale R. Snider Professor Emeritus PhD No Yes
Richard S. Sorbello Professor Emeritus PhD No Yes
Sarah Vigeland Assistant Professor PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology Yes No
Michael Weinert Distinguished Professor, Associate Chair PhD Northwestern University Yes No
Alan Wiseman Associate Professor, Chair PhD Washington University Yes No
Robert Wood Senior Lecturer, Adjunct Associate Professor Emeritus PhD Oxford University No Yes