About the Department of Physics

Physics prepares students to understand the laws of nature at their deepest levels. Drexel physics students are given the opportunity to explore the span of universal phenomenon ranging from astrophysics and cosmology to biophysics, down to the subatomic level in particle physics.

Our faculty members lead world-class research programs in a wide variety of disciplines including astrophysics, biophysics, high-performance computing, ultra-low temperature physics, nanotechnology, nonlinear dynamics and particle physics.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the department to expand the understanding of the physical universe through basic and applied research and prepare students of all disciplines for technical excellence and thoughtful citizenship through innovative instruction and engagement in the process of discovery.