Notre Dame offers the research opportunities of a large university coupled with the environment of a small university.  In physics, cutting-edge research is carried out in astrophysics, nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, condensed matter and biophysics, and atomic physics.  Graduate and undergraduate students work with the faculty using local facilities as well as research facilities located in places such as Arizona (the Large Binocular Telescope on Mt. Graham), Illinois (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory), and Europe (CERN and Grenoble, France). Some of the facilities available on campus include the Nuclear Structure Laboratory with its three Van de Graaff accelerators, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Laboratory, and the Molecular Beam Epitaxy facility.

Degrees Offered

Applicants are admitted primarily to the Ph.D. program
Ph.D. in Physics
M.S. in Physics

Contact Info

Department of Physics
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369
(574) 631-4001
email: Shelly Goethals

Department Chairperson:
Christopher Kolda

Director of Graduate Studies:
Chris Howk

Research Centers, Institutes and Programs