The University of Connecticut is consistently ranked the Number 1 Public University in New England. The main first PhD in 1954. One (so far) of the Department’s Graduate Students, , went on to receive a Nobel Prize in Physics.is located in Storrs, CT, approximately midway between New York City and Boston. The University’s first Physical Review article was published in 1899, the first physics course was taught in 1918. The Department of Physics granted its
The UConn Physics Department has a vibrant research program, with 29 full-time faculty, as well as joint faculty in affiliated departments and organizations, such as
- (ITAMP) at Harvard,
- UConn’s own and
Our distinguished faculty includes eight Fellows of the CAREER awards, one NSF Young Investigator award, and one Outstanding Junior Investigator award., two Fellows of the , and one Fellow of the . Recent junior faculty have won three
The Department of Physics offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses, including four different introductory sequences for undergraduates. The graduate program provides research opportunities in numerous fields including atomic and molecular physics, quantum optics, laser physics, nuclear and high energy physics, condensed matter physics, polymer physics, and geophysics.