Welcome to the Department of Physics
The Department of Physics houses undergraduate programs leading to bachelor degrees in the physics major, and serves the needs for physics content in all science programs.
Additionally, the Department offers a selection of courses for non-science majors carefully designed to meet University Core science requirements, in a range of topics from the traditional to the fun-filled and even the exotic.
Our faculty are dedicated teacher-scholars who enjoy helping students experience the thrill of learning about nature first-hand. The Department pursues a vigorous research program in experimental condensed matter, quantum information, and general relativity, all areas open to undergraduate involvement.
Congratulations Dr. Ted Corcovilos - Kaufman Foundation Grant recipient
In the New Investigator Research category, a grant of $150,000 over two years was awarded to Theodore Corcovilos, assistant professor, Department of Physics at Duquesne, for research on "Experimental quantum emulation of two-dimensional topological insulators and Majorana fermions using ultra-cold atoms." Read more