Focus Areas

Our department concentrates its research in 11 key areas, listed below. By clicking on any of these areas, you can learn more about our focus, plus our faculty members leading each initiative.

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Tackling Big Questions

What Are the Universal Laws of Nature?

What are the ultimate laws of nature? How can we use physics to benefit society?

Our faculty work with colleagues locally and abroad to address these Big Questions while helping expand the frontiers of physics.

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Published Works

stacked journals

Our faculty are frequent contributors to leading scientific journals with academic articles and papers.

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