Harvard University, Physics Department

The Physics Department at Harvard University is large and diverse in its research interests, and department's faculty, graduate students, and research scholars collaborate to explore and explain fundamental questions that range from understanding the origin of the universe, including string theory, cosmology, and astrophysics, to understanding the visible world of colloids and the world on an ever diminishing scale, from the mesoscale to the nanoscale, condensed matter, and atomic, molecular and particle physics.

With more than 50 affiliated faculty members and about 170 undergraduates, 250 graduate students, and 120 postdoctoral fellows and other scholars, the department offers a lively intellectual environment, and emphasis is placed on teaching and preparing students to be at the forefront of the next generation of physicists.