University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Research Programs

The School has theoretical and experimental research spanning the central topics of modern physics including:

Astronomy and Astrophysics
Biological Physics
Condensed Matter Experiment
Condensed Matter Theory
Cosmology Research
High Energy Experiment Research
High Energy Theory Research
Physics Education Research
Space Physics Research

Other Research

Research is also carried out by faculty in other departments at the University.
  • Professors who are members of the Graduate Faculty in Physics can direct the research of physics graduate students.
  • Selected faculty in other departments around the University are members of the Graduate Faculty in Physics, directing the research of graduate students in physics toward M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in physics.